VanDenburgh painting wins Best-in-Show at Labor Day Exhibition
, 2014

VanDenburgh painting wins
Best-in-Show at Labor Day Exhibition

The Rappahannock Art League’s 51st annual Labor Day Weekend Exhibition opened at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury on Wednesday, August 29, and continues through Monday, September 3.

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From left, co-chairman Sarah Soderland and Ken Baker display Charles VanDenburgh’s Best-in-Show, “Virginia Farm.”

Washington, D.C., artist Lee Newman judged the show, reported Virginia Adair. Newman has won numerous awards including the Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship and the Kreeger Painting Award for his prints, paintings, and drawings, which are exhibited extensively throughout the U.S.

Sarah Soderlund and Ken Baker, co-chairmen of the show, announced the winners at the opening reception held at RW-C on Wednesday.

Charles VanDenburgh won the Best-in-Show for his oil painting, “Virginia Farm,” and took home the silver bowl donated by Ross Christiansen of Ross’s Rings and Things.

Four first-place blue ribbons were presented to Maggie Gilman, Kathleen Noffsinger, Rose Nygaard and Nancy Reath.

Five second-place red ribbons were presented to Michael Barnes, Tom Norris, David Zuck, Linda L. Long, and Ralph Higgins.

Six third-place yellow ribbons were presented to Trainor, Soderlund, Marianne Miller, Matt Johnston, Elizabeth Eddowes and Ken Baker.

Seven honorable mention awards were presented to Katherine Murray, Kay Whitworth, Diane Whitten, Barbara Touchette, Naomi Myrick, Ted Kvell and Anne Cotter.

James Hazel won the Joachim Schoppe Memorial Award. Anne Wilcox won the Jane Stouffer Williams Memorial Award.

Visitors to the show may cast votes for a People’s Choice Award, said Adair. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Labor Day Monday.

The Rappahannock Art League’s Studio Gallery in Kilmarnock will be open the same hours as the show over the holiday weekend. At the close of the show, winners will be featured in a special exhibit at the Studio Gallery during the month of September.

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