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2015 Spring Juried Exhibition

Our Spring exhibition was held at the Bethesda Cafe Gallery in St. Paul.  We had 43 entries in the show and our juror, Bonnie Lauber-Westover, gave a detailed critique of the winners and after the presentation she stayed to comment on any painting should the artist request it.   Besides the usual awards we had 3 People's Choice awards with a first place and two tied for second place.  Gary Carabio's oil painting, "Beating the Heat", was purchased by Bethesda Hospital to add to their collection and Mary Ann Morgan's "Quiet Commotion" was sold to a private collector.  Congratulations to all!

 

Here are the award winners:

Awards of Excellence

Gary Carabio

Beating the Heat- oil

Marian Alstad

Fire & Ice - Acrylic

Rebecca Wood

Lily Pads - Digital Photo

Awards of Merit

Jeanne Emrich - pastel

A Creek of Many Colors

Jeanne Emrich

Almost Autumn - oil

Diane Gilbertson

Pica - pastel

Honorable Mention

Edie Karras

Summer - digital

Marjorie Moody

Peace Garden #2 - oil on paper

Jack O'Leary

City Center - watercolor

People's Choice

Jack O'Leary

Motherlode - digital

Joe Mahoney - Sail Away

Tied for 2nd People's Choice

Gary Carabio - Beating the Heat

Tied for 2nd People's Choice