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Connestee Art League Announces Juried Show Winners


July 10, 2017

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The Connestee Art League recently recognized the winners of its 2017 All-Member Juried Art Show.

The Connestee Art League announces the winners of the 2017 All-Member Juried Art Show. The winners were selected by Saluda artist Jim Carson, who is a member of PAP-SE, associate member of the Oil Painters of America, and a signature member of the American Impressionist Society.

Wanda Roger's artwork, "Harper," was selected as Best of Show.

First place was awarded to Geoff Barbey for "Valley Sun."

Second place went to Peter Chumbley for "That's My Dad."

Alan Cayton received third place for "North Light Three."

Fourth place was awarded to Suzanne Karnatz for "Quickie."

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Wanda Roger's "Harper" took Best of Show in the competition.

Receiving Honorable Mentions were Elizabeth Mason for "Flora," Barbara Walter for "Apples" and Ellen Rothman for "Poppy Fantasy."

The People's Choice award was voted at large and was a tie between Barbey's "Valley Sun" and Carol Brown's "National Seashore Gulf Breeze, Fla."

The Connestee Art League was formed more than 20 years ago and has more than 60 members, many of whom also support and are active in other local art organizations.

The purpose of the league is to promote an interest in and appreciation of visual art among its members and within the community.

The artwork for the show will be on exhibit and available for sale in the Connestee Falls' Overlook dining room and Blue Ridge Lounge through Aug. 27.


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