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Local artistic talents exhibit at VC Library

Carolyn McGraw stands with her popular choice ribbon, as voted by the art show's visitors. Contributed image
November 25, 2013
There was a lot more than books to see at the Valley Center Library on Nov. 23.

More than 70 pieces of art were judged at the library for the Valley Center Art Association's (VCAA) annual show with more than 150 visitors viewing the exhibits.

Some pieces will be on display and for sale for the next few weeks.

"Sales will benefit the art association scholarship fund," said Kathy Hayden, VCAA board president. She said the art association has been active in Valley Center for at least 30 years.

"We also give lessons to seniors who can't get out of Valley Center," Hayden said.

Chris Marszalek won Best in Show.
The annual show was judged this year by Joe Garcia, an artist from Alpine who is known nationally for his watercolor paintings.

Ed Labrado, VCAA treasurer, said that Garcia indicated that he was very impressed by the quality of the artwork produced for this year's show. Chris Marszalek, aka Chris the Woodcutter, was awarded Best of Show for his near life-sized woodcarving figure he named Francis Crossing Over.

"He uses a chainsaw to create things," Hayden said of Marszalek.

Other artists recognized for their work on Saturday included:

Oil and Acrylics

Sandy Garcia received 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. She and Carolyn McGraw both received Honorable Mention awards.

Water Media and Watercolor

Patti Boone received 1st and 3rd place. Gloria Warren was awarded 2nd place and two Honorable Mentions.

Mixed Media

Barbara Scharnau received both 1st and 2nd place.

Photo and Computer Art

Sandy Zelasko was awarded both 1st and 2nd place.

Pencil, Ink, Charcoal, and Pastel

Gordon Stubblefield received 1st place and Edith Jordan was awarded 2nd place.

Sculpture and Jewelry

David Heiser was awarded 1st place and Marty Fopiano placed second.

The Popular Choice ribbon was given to Carolyn McGraw, for her oil painting, which was chosen by the art show's visitors.

The next VCAA show is scheduled for April 2014. For more information, call Kathy Hayden 760-749-7589 or email Barbara Graham at anniesworkshop@yahoo.com.

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