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LAC announces Regional Art Show winners

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018

The LaFontaine Arts Council Regional Art Show reception and awards night was held Thursday, August 2, at the Robert E. Wilson Gallery located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.

Alejandro Avila, of Huntington, won Best of Show for his airbrush painting entitled “WAR.” Alejandro recently moved to Huntington and opened his 218 Art Studio LLC., located at 2080 W. Park Drive. Ejenobo Oke, the art show judge and chair of the art department at Manchester University, commented: “this work shares a powerful message – so appropriate to today’s traumatic times. Beautiful values, excellent skill.”

The judge’s awards, sponsored by DeLaney Hartburg Roth & Garrott LLC and McVoy Design Studio, went to: Deanna G. Harvey of Roanoke, for “Western Wall of Prayer” and Steve Krumanaker for “Maple Rocks.” Other awards include the following:

First Place – Sarah Luginbill of Peru, for “Jessa”; award sponsored by Bailey-Love Mortuary. Second Place – Rose Blumer of Kendallville for “Black Walnut Cadence” award sponsored by Team Haneline/Century 21 Bradley Realty. Third Place – Kari Zeplin of Fort Wayne for “Time Heals All Wounds”; award sponsored by JJ’s.

First Place – Alan Pflieger of Huntington, for “Traveling West”; award sponsored by Elizabeth McClain. Second Place – Michael McIlrath of Macy, for “Pond Leaves”; award sponsored by Bippus State Bank. Third Place – Margaret Gugel of Marion, for “Tennessee Sunrise”; award sponsored by McElhaney Hart Funeral Home.

First Place – Adam Zweibel of Wabash for “Rifts of Sapphire”; award sponsored by Matheny Hahn Denman LLP. Second Place – Steve Krumanaker of Huntington for “ET in my Tree”; award sponsored by The Purviance House Bed & Breakfast. Third Place – Wayne Harshberger of Goshen for “The Endless Path”; sponsored by Delaney Hartburg Roth & Garrott.

Other artists participating in the show included: Andrews: Kristina. Huntington: Paula Bittner, Jeff Johnston, Paige Morris, Carole Holmes-Gordon, Taylor Gordon and Sandy Wilfong. Warren: Cheryl Alevizon and Rich Douglas. Roanoke: Deanna G. Harvey and Darlene Selzer-Miller. Leo: Lisa J.H. Gardner. Alexandria: Sue Goffinet. Marion: Margaret Gugel and Nancy L. Jones. North Manchester: Lori K. Heeter. Fort Wayne: Jerry Hertenstein and Nancy Longmate. Rochester: Dale Pace Silver. Lake: Brenda Ramseier. New Haven: Janice Silkwood. Columbia City: Joni Kurtz Walker and Adam Boyle. New Paris: Kenton Yoder. Bloomington, IL: Julie Brownlee.

The show will be open daily, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 29. For more information regarding the show, please contact Debbie Dyer at the LaFontaine Arts Council at (260) 358-0055.

Shown in the photo is the airbrush portrait by Alejandro Avila, entitled “WAR,” captured the Best of Show Award at the 2018 LaFontaine Arts Council’s Regional Art Show. The show will be open to the public through August 29.