Art Guild presents awards in annual juried exhibition

AWARDS were recently handed out in the annual juried art show sponsored by the Fredericksburg Art Guild entitled, “What I Like about Texas.” Participants in the exhibit included, left to right: front row — Melissa Starry; back row — Jan Miller, Fritz Ozona, Anita Smith, juror Kathleen Cook, Suzanne Morhardt, and Lau-rie Mahling. Not pictured are Doreen Shann, Nancy Martin, Deb Mason, Louise Murphy, Marty Dressen and Lynn Hermann.

Winners in the Fredericksburg Art Guild’s 10th annual juried art exhibit, entitled “What I Like about Texas,” were announced during an awards reception held at the guild headquarters on East Austin Street on May 3.

First place winners in the various categories were: Anita Smith (Drawing and Printmaking), Nancy Martin (Painting), Fritz Ozona (Photography), and Laurie Mahling (Sculpture/Mixed Media).

The “Best of Show” honor went to Debbie Luce Minns for her pastel, “Hill Country Bouquet.”

Juror for the show was Kathleen Cook, a member of the Pastel Society of America and Who’s Who in American Art. She was on hand at the awards reception to hand out prizes and ribbons.

Fredericksburg Mayor Jeryl Hoover opened the ceremonies.

Artwork will be on display at the guild through June 2.

The event was sponsored by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance/Oktoberfest and through Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funds from the City of Fredericksburg.

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Drawing and Printmaking

•First: Anita Smith; Second: Doreen Shann; Third: Melissa Starry; Honorable Mention: Anita Smith


•First: Nancy Martin; Second: Nancy Martin; Third: Louise Murphy; Honorable Mention: Suzanne Morhardt


•First: Fritz Ozona; Second: Melissa Starry; Third: Marty Dressen; Honorable Mention: Deb Mason

Sculpture/Mixed Media

•First: Laurie Mahling; Second: Deb Mason; Third: Lynn Hermann; Honorable Mention: Jan Miller

Best of show

•Debbie Luce Minns, pastel, “Hill Country Bouquet.”

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