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Winners announced in Art League Member Show

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The Art League of Henderson County has announced the winning artists for its 2019 Annual Fall Member Show. Winners were announced at an opening reception November 5 at the Henderson County Public Library.

“Sunburst Falls,” oil painting by Tina Duncan. Winner of Best of Show
“Sunburst Falls,” oil painting by Tina Duncan. Winner of Best of Show

A variety of styles and media were entered into two categories, Professional and Non-Professional. The show was judged by nationally known, local artist Susan Webb Tregay, signature member of both the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society.

“My Father’s Legacy,” watercolor painting by John Anderson. Winner of First Place in the Professional Category.
“My Father’s Legacy,” watercolor painting by John Anderson. Winner of First Place in the Professional Category.

Best of Show was awarded to Tina Duncan for her oil painting, “Sunburst Falls”. Webb Tregay informs, “Design of the painting carries at a distance and intrigues up close. Water is difficult to paint and this is done very well”.
John Anderson was awarded First Place in the Professional category for his watercolor painting, “My Father’s Legacy”.. Second Place in Professional went to Al Junek for his watercolor, “Gone Ashore”. Other winners were: Third Place-“Shadow and Light”, an oil painting by Elizabeth Kelly, and Fourth Place-“Savonarola”, an oil painting by Clair Delong Taylor.

“Mountain Sunset,” oil painting by Mary Vernick. Winner of First Place in the Non-Professional Category.
“Mountain Sunset,” oil painting by Mary Vernick. Winner of First Place in the Non-Professional Category.

Mary Vernick won First Place in Non-Professional for her oil painting, “Mountain Sunset”. Second Place was awarded to Josephine Zaron for her acrylic painting, “Vase Full of Flowers”. Third Place went to Nila Trautman for her oil, “Bedtime at the Barn” and Fourth Place to Gladys Shelton for her acrylic, “Guitar Man”.

In addition to the category awards, special prizes were given to the best paintings in watercolor, pastel, and oil/acrylic. Pat Morgans’s “Alabama Cowgirl” received the Richard Kaiser Memorial Award for Best Watercolor. Gloria Elasky’s acrylic painting “Garden Figure” won the Alice Johanssen Memorial Award for Best Oil/Acrylic. The Mary Robinson Memorial Award for Best Pastel went to Alec Hall for his painting, “Jesse”.

“Jesse,” pastel painting by Alec Hall. Winner of Best Pastel Award
“Jesse,” pastel painting by Alec Hall. Winner of Best Pastel Award

A Viewer’s Choice Award will be presented at the end of the exhibit which is on display through November 21, 2019 in the Kaplan Auditorium of the Library, located at 301 N Washington Street. The public is invited to view the artwork and cast their vote for Viewer’s Choice during regular library hours.

Cash prizes for the show winners were provided by sponsors: The Starving Artist, Woodlands Gallery, ArtMOB Studios and Marketplace, Gallery at Flat Rock, the estates of Mary Robinson and Alice Johanssen, and by John Anderson for the Richard Kaiser Memorial Award. The Art League is grateful to these sponsors who underwrite the awards.

For more information, visit: “http://www.artleague.net” www.artleague.net or call (828) 890-5777.

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