The annual autumn art show was held at Dave Diles Park, and is sponsored by the Riverbend Arts Council. Elizabeth Hamilton was named reserve best of show, for a pastel work, “Baby Boy.” Shultz received a $25 cash prize and Hamilton a $20 prize.
In addition to the exhibition and display of paintings in a number of media, craftsmen demonstrated their skills at a number of displays, and a special children’s program was offered. That, according to one of the organizers, was a considerably bigger part of the show this year.
Gary Enrico, a painter at Gallery at 409 in Point Pleasant, W.Va., was the featured artist during the show.
Judging results, by class, in descending place order:
Oil painting: Shultz, Julia Proctor, “Sugar Run Mill,” Eric Pierce, “Antlers.” Honorable mention, Lula Tobin, “The Poppy.”
Acrylic painting: Diana Johnson, “Springtime,” Linda Riggs, “Mountain Spring,” Robert Tripp, “Pomeroy Freight Station.” Honorable mention, Tasha Werry “Flowers and Lace.”
Watercolor painting: Jo Hill, “Follow Me,” Robert Tripp, “Birds and Dogs,” Elizabeth Hamilton, “Grace.”
Landscape photography: Peggy Crane, “Sunset on Lover’s Lane,” Sharon Dean, “Mayflower Gulch,” Jo Hill, “A Landscape.” Honorable mention, Nikki Lawson, “Water Pump.”
Other photography: Joani Powers, “The World Through My Eyes,” Michael Owen, “Myself,” Michael Owen, “Barbed Wire.”
Drawing/other media: Elizabeth Hamilton, “Baby Boy,” JoAnn Nibert, “Grapes,” Elizabeth Hamilton, “Yellow Silk.”
Exhibitors in first through third place and honorable mention artists were also awarded cash prizes.