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Art contest -- Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition

December 16, 2007

Judging for the 75th annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition was held Nov. 2 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

The judges were Dr. Brandon Brame Fortune, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute; Steven Dolbin, professor with the Shippensburg University Art Department, Shippensburg, Pa.; and Joe Fitzgerald, painter, printmaker and designer of the 2005 nickel commemorating the Lewis and Clark expedition.

They judged 149 works that were entered.

The 77 works accepted for the annual show will be on view through Jan. 27.

Museum cash award for Best of Show (open to all media) - Mark R. Brockman of Orrtanna, Pa., for his oil painting titled "The Fallen."

The Betty Holladay cash award for outstanding entry in watercolor - Patricia A. Weneck of Hagerstown for her watercolor, "Ray of Hope."

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Maryland Metals, Inc. cash award for outstanding entry in metal - Paul Rhymer of Point of Rocks, Md., for his bronze, "Blue."

Washington County Arts Council, Inc. cash award for resident artist of Washington County (open to all media) - Morgan Ballard of Hagers-town for his acrylic painting titled, "Quiz."

Museum cash award for outstanding entry in sculpture - Heidi Lippman of Smithsburg for her hammered lead piece, "Earth."

Museum cash award for outstanding graphics entry - Judith Einstman of Cross Junction, Va., for her pastel titled, "Still Life with Paintbox."

A. Lesley Gardner cash award for outstanding landscape entry (open to all media) - Anne H. Finucane of Chambersburg, Pa., for her colored pencil work titled "Field at the End of the Lane."

Valley Art Association cash award (open to all media) - Carolyn Thome of Point of Rocks for her acrylic painting, "Delger River."

Hagerstown Area Religious Council award - Jean Barnes Downs of Cumberland, Md., for her monotype titled, "Passages IV."

The Popular Prize Award, sponsored by Howard's Art & Frames, Inc., Hagerstown, will be determined by popular vote at the close of the show.

For additional information, call 301-739-5727.

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