Artist of the Year

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Artist of the Year competition is an opportunity for artists to gain recognition for their art by displaying one or two recent pieces at our monthly meeting. Either the guest speaker or group voting awards first, second, and third place and lots of positive feedback.

At the end of the year, points accumulated from monthly meetings are used to determine gift cash for first, second, and third. 

(Awards below ordered Left to Right, 1st, 2nd, 3rd):

July -  Linda Pelowski - watercolor , Dan Hawking - watercolor, and Paul Tibedeau - plein aire oil. Honorable mention to Patricia Kechan, oil. Due to camera issues we don't have photos this time.

Haskew Challenge winner (theme, "Excitement"): Gerry Pas photograph.

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JuneJim Velthoven - Watercolor , Mike Tavares - Oil, and Linda Pelowski, Pastel. Honorable mention to Bob Wesley's ink interpretation.

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MayDan Persinger - Oil Painting , Janice Dumas - Watercolor, and Linda Pelowski, Pastel - (not shown - photo of her art was lost)

Honorable mentions went to Paul Tibedeau, Cindy Rashid and Sam Mobius.

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April
Dan Hawkins - Watercolor, Jennifer Thrift - Photograph, and Bob Wesley - Acrylic

and below Artist of the Year, Haskew Challenge ("Imagine") Winner: Candy Brancik - Pastel

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March
Linda Pelowski - pastel; Sam Mobius, acrylic, and Gerri Pas, photo.

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February
Linda Pelowski - pastel; Bob Wesley, ink, and Jennifer Thrift, photo.
Honorable mentions to Dan Hawkins, colored pencil, and Paul Tibedeau, oil.

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January
Jennifer Thrift-2 photographs, Jan Key, encaustic painting, 
and a tied 3rd: Dean Rogers - pencil, Paul Tibedeau -plein aire painting, and Sam Mobias - pastel.

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