Awards distributed to artists at Franklin County art exhibit

June 30, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Art Alliance presented more than $1,000 in awards at the opening reception of its 33rd annual exhibition, held early in June at St. John's United Church of Christ in Chambersburg.

More than 200 works of art by 63 artists were judged by Philip Lindsey, chair of the art department at Wilson College and Amy Hunt, curator at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

  • Best of Show - Marge Ford of Chambersburg for her oil painting "Cave Dwellers."

  • First place in oil still life - Jeff Barnhart of Chambersburg, for his "Moments Musicaux."

  • First place in oil landscape - Marianne Byers for "Mountain Stream."

  • First place in watercolor still life - Rachel Cooke of Chambersburg for "Bottles."

  • First place in watercolor landscape - Wen Knight of Greencastle, Pa., for "Race Day."

  • First place in pastel - Bettie Rae Gallagher of Chambersburg for "Autumn Light."

  • First place in drawing - Joanne Hafer of Greencastle for "Anna Caufman."

  • First place in floral painting - Ruth Durbin for "Pink Orchid."

  • First place in sculpture - Chambersburg artist Pat Sukerkar for "Fruit Bowl."

  • First place in mixed media - Ruth Ann Smith of Fayetteville for "Wish You Were Here."

  • First place in photography - Melissa Engle of Chambersburg for "Music Man."

  • First place in portrait - Jeff Barnhart of Chambersburg for "Man With Turban."

  • First place in abstract/alternative - Julia Garlock of McConnellsburg for "Esmeralda."

  • First place in prints and computer-generated art - Ethel Heckman of Shippensburg, Pa., for her work "Landscape."

  • The James Patterson Award - Emily Burns of Greencastle for "Self Portrait"

  • The Ralph Snider Award - Trista Watson of Chambersburg for "Flight Tesselation."

  • First place student award - Trista Watson for "Untitled."

  • The SHAPE Award - Eliane Ambrose of Greencastle for her oil landscape "Ochre Canyon."

  • The Avant Garde Award - Eliane Ambrose for "Profoundly Gold No. 1."

  • The Castlewood Award Award, chosen by members of the Kligge family, was presented to Hollis Mentzer for his watercolor "Zenscape II."

For information about the Alliance and its annual exhibition, call Anne Finucane at 1-717-267-1396.

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