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Bobbi Mastrangelo Received The Women in the Arts Award from the DAR 10/5/15

The Daughters of the American Revolution is an organization with a deeply rich history while also being truly relevant in today’s world. More than 930,000 women have joined the organization since it was founded close to 125 years ago. They became members to honor their heritage as well as make a difference in their communities across the country and the world.

A while ago, Ellen Gordon, Registrar for The Lake Wales Chapter of the DAR, nominated me for the Women in the Arts Recognition Award.  This National Award is designed to recognize worthy women in the community for outstanding achievement in the non-performance arts.

The DAR Women in the Arts Award

The criteria was: innovative design work, featured exhibitions, publications and technique development.  The recipient is expected to have contributed to her artistic field in an outstanding manner beyond mastery of technique.  Ellen was especially interested in the art that called for environmental action: “When the People Care.”

The packet we sent off to the National Chairman included Ellen’s Nomination, My Artist Statement, ten large photos of art works, Letters of Recommendation from Artsy Shark Founder  and WUCF TV Video Content Producer.

Ellen Gordon, Bobbi Mastrangelo and Earlene Head
Ellen Gordon, Bobbi Mastrangelo and Earlene Head

On October 5, 2015, at The Lake Wales Chapter Meeting, I was presented with the Award. My presentation included two videos of TV Interviews about my “Manhole Art.”

News 12 Interview in Port Jefferson NY: 1998

and The WUCF TV Artisode # 108 in 2013:

The audience chuckled when they heard the name of the grass roots environmental Adopt-A-Spot Group I founded: CLEAN (Committee for Litter Elimination And Neatness). 

They laughed out loud when they discovered that I was on the Moscow Website entitled: “Sewers of the World Unite!” The DAR Audience was very receptive and interactive.

I am very Honored to be a recipient of a National Art Award from The DAR, an organization which promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism.


17 replies on “Bobbi Mastrangelo Received The Women in the Arts Award from the DAR 10/5/15”

Dear Bobbi,
Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.
You really do beautiful art work.
Congratulations on winning the National DAR American Heritage Women in the Arts Award for your use of the Environment in your Art. Your work is Beautiful!
Earlene Head, Regent
Lake Wales Chapter of NS DAR

CONGRADULATIONS BOBBI, this is quite an honor, I’m proud for all women and for knowing you
Best Wishes,
Annette Pedi
Solivita Artisans Guild

Congrats on your award !! Very well deserved.
Keep up the great work !!!!
(At least for a few more decades !)

Tony and Narda Handler

So excited for you!
You richly deserve it and you are an inspiration to all of us!
Kathy Stutzman,
Solivita Artisans’ Guild

Congrats,Bobbi! You certainly deserve this award and many other awards like it! Your talents and great imagination have kept your art in the public eye. “When the People Care” is a favorite of mine. I see it hanging in our Port JeffersonLibrary!


Congratulations on yet another award that is very deserving. You’ve really come a long way with your art and manhole cover theme. You’ve worked so hard over the years on this labor of love and it is being recognized by many.

Pat and Marv

Hi Bobbi…Hope all is well…Florida has a huge grant program for women artists over 55….I read about it a while ago.
Peg Rozzi-Micciche

Congratulations Bobbi, on receiving an award from DAR! What an honor!! You never cease to amaze me!
Your sister,

Dear Bobbi,
Saw your lovely picture in the Solivita Reflections.
Congratulations on your DAR Award.
Here in Solivita we are so close and yet so far.
Maybe we will get to see each other soon.
With Affection
Freda Cronin

Kudos on all your well deserved recognition.
Keri and Roger Michaud
Solivita “Guys and Dolls” Chorus

First comes a Congratulation for Your Success in Your Love of Art. Your drive and passion for your art has given us all such beauty to enjoy. Thank you for your drive and hard work,
Judy Hablewitz
Chorus Member of
Solivita “Guys and Dolls”

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