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PENINSULA ART LEAGUE 2011 JURIED REGIONAL SHOW A SUCCESS

85 art entries from all over the United States and Canada are on display at the Civic Center Lobby until December 2nd.

The reception sponsored by PAL to kick-off the show at the Gig Harbor Civic Center was a huge success. Over 150 people attended the October 6th reception drawing guests from Washington, California, and as far away as Belgium and Costa Rica. Juror Richard McKinley was on hand to introduce the show with praise for the diversity and skill represented by the artists. Mr. McKinley was quoted as saying, "I am only one person who on a given day at a given time chose a particular piece of art for an award." The Gig Harbor Arts Commission presented the first-ever "Commissioners Choice" Award during the awards ceremony.

PAL AWARD WINNERS

Best of Show -- ”Lost,” by Patsy Surh O’Connell

First Place -- “In Motion” by Kim Schukhart Gunns

Second Place -- “Sunset in the City” by Donna Trent

Third Place -- “Sparks Lake Afternoon Light” by Pat Meras

PAL Board Award -- “Newport Off Season” by Cathie Johnson

Honorable Mention -- “Backstage” by Linda R. Lindner

Honorable Mention -- “Cul de Sac” by Dianne Gardner

SPONSORS AWARDS

Peninsula Retirement, Artist of Distinction Award -- “The Whitney Bridge Bunch" by Debra Cepeda

The Tooth Fairy Art Purchase Award -- “Impact” by Joy Alford

The Gig Harbor Art Commission Award and Blick Art Materials Award -- “The Zen Gardner” by Larry Parkhurst

Life Care Connections Award -- “Shadow” by Dianne Gardner

Framers’ Workshop and Larson-Juhl Award #1 -- “Hayfield” by Charles Salak

Framer’s Workshop and Larson-Juhl Award #2 -- “The Whitney Bridge Bunch” by Debra Cepeda

Eve Willett Insurance Award -- “Reflections on a Seashell” by Fumiko KImura

Ebb Tide Gallery Award -- “Misty Morning Blues” by Michele Sleight

Nail Enterprises Award -- “Alone at Sea” by Giorgina Wells