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story.lead_photo.caption Paul Johnson works on his latest drawing in his home studio. (Ken Barnes/News Tribune)

Capital Arts Director Lori Jobe has enjoyed the Jefferson City Art Club Professional Exhibition on display today through Nov. 6 — seeing artists like Paul Johnson, who was awarded third place for his work "The Dance," reminds her why she does what she does.

"(Johnson's) art teacher said he would never amount to anything," Jobe said. "That's one of the reasons I became an art teacher I never wanted anyone's art teacher to tell them something like that."

The exhibition shows work by those who have earned an art degree, earn income from artwork, teach art classes, attend graduate school in art or consider themselves an art professional. JC Art Club has already chosen the award recipients, with Rosetta Patton winning best of show, Fred Schollmeyer winning first place, Rodney Burlingame winning second place and Paul Johnson winning third. Awards also included seven honorable mentions.

The Professional Exhibits features multiple mediums, ranging from acrylic to charcoal, sculpture to photography and more. Jobe has enjoyed the variety of the gallery.

"I like all the different styles, that's what's so much fun," she said. "There's so much talent, and it goes in so many different directions."

The show can be viewed at Capital Arts gallery 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. There will not be a reception for the exhibition.

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