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Art show concludes Saturday with reception

A couple views paintings from the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council's annual juried show at Westlake Porter Public Library this past week. (West Life photo by Kevin Kelley)

The Westlake-Westshore Arts Council’s 14th annual Community of Fine Arts show at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, closes Saturday with a “meet the artists” reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

More than 110 original works were accepted from 57 artists, both amateurs and professionals, said Jean Povinelli, the show’s chairwoman. None of the pieces had been previously exhibited.

Entries were judged in four categories: oil/acrylic, watercolor, charcoal/pencil and photography. A $150 cash prize was awarded to the creator of the first-place work in each category.

Winners of the 2014 Community of Fine Arts, sponsored by the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council are as follows:

  • Watercolor: First Place: Bernie D’Etttore, Gelateria; Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Liska, Spirit Bear; Ken Marshall, September Morning; Gusztav Veres, The Photo Retoucher
  • Oil/Acrylic: First Place: Ben Hoffman, The Fugitive Pomegranate; Honorable Mention: Eileen Dorsey, The Pink Pond; Jim Karpinski, Pastoral, er Something
  • Photography: First Place: Ursula Ryan, Reflected Lemons; Honorable Mention: Neil Doren, Smokey Mountain Magic; Michael Lochhead, Cloud Carriers; Judy Maruszan, Gulls Just Want to Have Fun; Robert Parry, Monteross al Mare
  • Drawing: First Place: William Mannion, Friday’s Model; Honorable Mention: Sean Crum, Dragon’s World; Mike Guyot, Clague House; Gusztav Veres, Reflection.

Judging the entries were Paul St. Denis, a watercolorist listed in “Who’s Who in American Art” as a painter and educator; Dave Stretar, past president of Erie Shores Photography Club and past officer of the Northeast Ohio Camera Club Council; and Patricia Sigmier, who teaches at the Beck Center and Case Western Reserve University’s Continuing Education Department.



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