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Local artists, photographers show off their work
Date published: 7/29/2012
In Fredericksburg, more than 80 photographers entered more than 380 images.
Best in Show awards went to Donnie Fulks, amateur, for "Yosemite"; Jon Jelling, advanced, for "Repetition"; and Madison Osleger, junior, for "Lost Light."
The Fredericksburg show is open to amateur photographers of all ages.
There are three divisions: junior, for ages up to 16 (the youngest competitor this year was 7 years old); amateur, with 13 categories for varieties of photographs; and advanced amateur for photographers who may have had a piece in a local gallery or show.
Judges for this year's exhibit included Kent Potter, Reza Marvashti from The Free Lance-Star and Stephen Graham.
King George held its 20th biennial art show, which included work from local and mid-Atlantic craftsmen, photographers, and fine artists.
Award-winners were selected by Jerry Shapiro, owner-director of Red Door Gallery of Richmond.
One hundred artists entered 353 artworks, vying for more than $2,000 in awards.
Hubert Jackson of Colonial Beach received Best in Show for his mixed media painting "Appalachian Blues," and Arnold Hurley of Upper Marlboro, Md., received the John Shaw Award, given in memory of the well-known King George wildlife and animal portrait artist, who died in 2010. He supported the King George Biennial Art Show for many years, receiving numerous awards for his artwork.
Donna Coley directed the installation of artwork, and Barbara Simpson scheduled hostesses and arranged the preview reception for Purchase Awards Sponsors.
Proceeds from the show and a "clothesline sale" of artwork fund an annual art scholarship to a graduating senior and provide free art classes for 45 children each summer.
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