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Date published: 8/26/2012
Winners have been announced in the recent Potomac River Regional Art Show, sponsored by the Colonial Beach Artists' Guild and the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Awards were presented at a recent ceremony.
Colonial Beach Town Manager Val Foulds and chamber president Carey Geddes presented the awards.
Jennifer Glave and B.J. Kocen, owners of Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond, were judges for the show and attended the ceremony to offer commentary on the winning art.
Winners included are as follows.
Steve Hilker won first prize for "Shut Down."
In their comments, the judges said they were "moved" by Hilker's technical ability "with the nod to the time-old tradition of paintings within paintings that only skilled painters can pull off effectively."
Steven Walker won second in the category for "The Sun is Shining." Third prize went to Janice Gagnon for "Preening Egret."
First prize was awarded to Christopher Rok for "Allmans."
In their comments, the judges remarked, "This is just a great mood and nice use of what appears to be high dynamic range. In the wrong hands this can turn a photo into a disaster but not here."
They added that the photo "basically jumped off the wall and grabbed first place right out of our hands."
Sue Henderson won second prize in photography for "Please, Mr. Postman."
The People's Choice Award, based on votes by the show's visitors, went to Shirley Rush for "Through the Looking Glass."
Honorable mention awards went to Aaron Bowles for "Water's Edge," Jutta DeMay for "Self Portrait," Elizabeth Escobar for "Cluster," Bob Jones for "Okahumka Sunset," Vicki Marckel for "Alexandria Night," Michael Martin for "Just Behind the Eyes" and J.B. Waltermire for "Big Dipper."
The Colonial Beach Artists' Guild is a not-for-profit organization that holds a regional show every July-August.
The guild also supports the art programs in local high schools, provides a scholarship for a local college art student, organizes other shows, workshops and field trips for artists, and sponsors the town's Second Friday Art Walk.
Contact Shirley Rush at 804/224-2774 or vawolf
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