Winners have been announced for the judged Jefferson City Art Club Adult Fine Arts Exhibit, which consists of artwork created by amateur and professional artists.
Ron Ferkol won “Best of Show” for his piece, “On My Way,” in the professional division, and Leann Porrello earned “Best of Show” in the amateur division for “Playful Penguin,” as well as first place in the division’s oil category.
Top oil category winners in the professional division were: first place, Ann DeRosier’s “Barbados Breeze;” second place, Janis Burgin’s “Apples;” third place, “Grandmas Apples” by Faye Zumwalt; and honorable mention to Sheila Bolin for “Serengeti Sweetheart” and Renee Hackman for “Capital City Thunder.”
In the professional watercolor category, Gary Cadwallader earned first place for “Red over Blue” and he received the Special Watercolor Award in honor of longtime member Florence Gulman in professional watercolor. Additional professional watercolor category winners are: second place, Lynn Garriott Porter for “The Last Noodle;” third place for Janis Burgin’s “Dogwood” and honorable mention for Burgin’s “Aunt Betty’s Chicken;” and honorable mention to Vivian Carwile’s “Canna Leaf.”
Lynn Garriott Porter also earned first place in the professional pastel category for her piece, “Black Berry Fairy,” and Fred Schollmeyer took first place in the professional acrylic category for “The Boulevard.” Additional acrylic category winners include: second place, Rodney Burlingame’s “The Chrysler;” third place, Jennifer Slouha-Sonoran’s “Night Sky;” and honorable mention to Schollmeyer’s “Clowns are Fun,” Jennifer Urich’s “Tulip Bulb” and Burlingame’s “Tourist.”
Bill Helvey took first in the professional charcoal/graphite/ink category for “Lucius,” and Amy Greenback placed second for “Grammys Glasses.” Paul Johnson took third place for “Beach” and honorable mention for “Rudy” in that category. Zack Fischer earned two awards in the professional sculpture category, including first for “Bowling Ball Bird” and third for “Tootsie Bird;” Phil Jones’ “Marvel Tribute” took second.
In the professional photography category, Don Sisson placed first for “Sparkle” and third for “Scotch on the Rocks,” while Jimmy Mustion took second for “Connie McKenzie the Lace Dress” and Elaine Vanderveer earned honorable mention for “Eye Corona.”
Artist Choice awards in the professional division were given to Leanne Hollander for “Lydgate Park,” first place; Mustion for “Connie McKenzie the Lace Dress,” second; Urich’s “Hummingbird,” third; and Burgin’s “Current River, honorable mention.
In the amateur division, additional oil category winners include: second place, Harold Farley for “Spring is Sprung;” third, Farley’s “The Surveyor;” and honorable mention, Gail Leivian’s “Sea Horses.” In the pastel/chalk/colored pencil amateur category, Cherie Wagener took first for “Khatara,” and Daniel Roling’s “D I” earned second. Suebet Beck took third for “West Texas IV,” and honorable mention was awarded to Caryl Collier for “Ireland Dingle Peninsula.”
Mike Brenner swept the amateur watercolor category taking first for his “Fire Truck on the Fourth” and earning the Special Watercolor Award in honor of long time member Florence Guhlman for the division, second for “Queen of the Night Watering Bulb” and third for “Abstract Roses 2.”
Porrello earned first in the amateur acrylic category for “Trapped in My Mind,” with Doris Roberts taking second for “Walk with Me.” Janie Hedglin placed third in the category for “Splashing Yellow” and Collier earned honorable mention for “Leaping the High Wire.”
Farley took first for “Flower with Wings” in the amateur charcoal/graphite/ink category, with James Porrello earning second for “Clowns Through the Looking Glass” and Cherrie Wagener taking third for “Touché Passionee.” Marilyn Belcher’s “The Cove” placed first in the amateur photography category, with Boyer Nichols taking second for “Duck Hunt” and Curtis Hendricks earning third for “The Edge of Forever.” Honorable mentions were given to Carol Smith for “National Symbols incubator” and Jessica Roberts’ “The World from Below.”
A first place artist choice award went to Sharon Lueckenoff’s “Peaceful Meadows,” with second to Doris Roberts’ “Blooming Halos” and third for Beck’s “Circle of Pink.”
An exhibit reception is set from 4:30-8:30 p.m. April 27, the same time as the annual Art Around Town Art Gallery Crawl. Maps for the participating businesses are available at Capital Arts, 1203 Missouri Blvd. The exhibit also can be viewed from noon-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through May 6.