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Spring Art Show Winners Announced
Oak Valley Art Society member Wanda Hendrickson looks over some of the youth entries in the recent OVAS Spring Show, staged at the Escalon Library. - photo by Marg Jackson/The Leader

Members of the Oak Valley Art Society, OVAS, had their annual Spring Art Show recently, hosted at the Escalon Library.

Following is a list of the winners in a variety of categories. Names are spelled as provided.


Best of Show: Carol Earle, Watercolor “Elephant Family”; Best of Show: Evelyn Cooper, Photography “Flamingo Hang Out”.

People’s Choice: Art, Paula Brown “Free Spirit”; People’s Choice: Photography, Evelyn Cooper “Nesting Time”.

Oil & Acrylic, Landscapes: 1st, Frank Norton “Nature’s Gift”; 2nd Virginia Phillips “Winter on Stony Bridge”; 3rd Susie Hoffman “Winter in Sonora”.

Oil & Acrylic, Still Life: 1st Susie Hoffman “Vintage Citrus”; 2nd Judy Kropp “Peony”; 3rd Judy Miller “Copper Kettle”.

Oil & Acrylic, Portraits: 1st Susie Hoffman “The Gift”; 2nd Virginia Skidmore “Second Generation”; 3rd Paula Brown “Free Spirit”.

Watermedia: 1st Linda Craytor “Sneaking Thru the Grass”; 2nd Nina Antonini “Pomegranate”; 3rd Grace Glassey “Spring Time in the Hills”.

Soft Pastels: 1st Bob Blan “Pears”; 2nd Carol Earle “Jaguar”.

Mixed Media: 1st Loren Spooner “Women in Window”; 2nd Janet Spooner “Butterfly Wings”; 3rd Doreen Bonta “Ocean Fantasy”.

Graphics: 1st Loren Spooner “Images Inda Ink”; 2nd Susan Traphagan “William”; 3rd Bob Blan “Camellias”.

3 Dimensional: 1st Richard Jones “Medusa”; 2nd Richard Jones “Windmill Restaurant”; 3rd Richard Jones “Bar by the Track”.

Youth: 1st Bryce McKenzie “Crack of the Bat”; 2nd Bryce McKenzie “Zebra Vacation”; 3rd Zara Wyse “Nervous”.

Photography: 1st Evelyn Cooper “Nesting Time”; 2nd Linda Gentry “Tubing Nap”; 3rd Evelyn Cooper “Bird Tree”.

Artwork was on display at the Escalon Library and a reception for the award-winning artists was also hosted as part of the event.