16th Annual Community Art Fair Promotes the Creative Talent of Local Artists

The Community Enrichment Commission hosted its 16th Annual Community Art Fair on Sat., June 1, at the Hazelwood Community Center.  This event enabled 34 artists from all parts of the St. Louis area to showcase their creative talents to the public.

The artists were age 16 and over and displayed their paintings and drawings done in watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pastels, pencil or mixed media.  No sculptures, photos or computer generated media were allowed.

Participants entered up to six art pieces in a contest featuring four categories:  Landscape/Still Life; Portraits/Real Life; Fantasy/Science Fiction; and Abstract/Non-Objective.  Two art directors, Cassie Thomas and Doug Kirk, professionally judged the entries and selected the winners and honorable mentions.  Cash prizes, along with 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place ribbons, were awarded to the following top finishers in each category.

1st Place – Joyce Latham Peggy’s Cove
2nd Place – Lila Straight Moon Lake
3rd Place – Kathy Simon Spring Bouquet
1st Place – Dennis Garcia The Pond
2nd Place – Diane Carder Little Partner
3rd Place – Donna Huneke Morning Fog
1st Place – Don Dellerman Lady of the Lake
2nd Place – Gerry Bassford Am I Found or Lost
3rd Place – Lila Straight Serendipity
 1st Place – Eugene Ruble Plant Allure
 2nd Place – Mark Leachman Life
 3rd Place – Andrew Weis #9
 Joyce Latham Peggy’s Cove
 Jim Rice The Monk

Joyce Latham won Best of Show and 1st Place in Landscapes/Still Life category

Jim Rice won Artists’ Choice Award for his painting, The Monk

Don Dellerman won 1st Place in Fantasy/Sci Fi with his painting, Lady of the Lake

Lila Straight won 2nd Place in Landscape/Still Life for her painting, Moon Lake

Kathy Simon won 3rd Place in Landscape/Still Life with her painting, Spring Bouquet

Mark Leachman won 2nd Place in Abstract/Non-Objective with this painting, Life

Community Enrichment Commission Chairperson Helena Smith introduces the judges for the contest, Cassie Thomas and Doug Kirk


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