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‘Celebrating Life!’

The work of area senior artists is on display in the 2011 “Celebrating Life!” juried exhibition through June 30 in the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Each year, the city of Las Vegas Arts Commission and the city of Las Vegas sponsor the fine arts competition to recognize the talents of Las Vegas-area artists 50 or older. Award-winning pieces from the 2011 “Celebrating Life!” exhibit are scheduled to travel to the City Hall Bridge Gallery to be shown July 7 through Aug. 25. Artists whose works were not selected may have the option to display their work in the Salon de Refusés exhibit in the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery through June 8.

2011 Winners

This year’s competition winners are:

Best of Show: Herb Russel for “Midwest Farmer.”

Drawing and Pastel: First place David Mazur for “Dandelions,” second place Pat Kuramoto for “One Casual Day,” third place Scott Vandermolen for “Afternoon Nap” and honorable mention Peg Lozier for “A Bird in the Hand.”

Painting (Oils-Acrylics): First place Carol Biering Hendrix for “A Fight to the Finish,” second place Jane Marquez for “Radiant Light,” third place Earl T. Dunbar for “Down Home” and honorable mention Leslie Fox for Red Rock Canyon Trail.

Mixed Media: First place Albert Lewis “Buddy” Bailey for “It’s Show Time,” second place Rainer “RB” Bertrams for “Bassman Blues,” third place Margaret A. Geary for “Let the Games Begin” and honorable mention Lincoln Maynard for “Stages.”

Photography: First place Kristin Pinkerton for “Red Hot,” second place A. J. Schreiner for “Yuma Territorial Prison,” third place Diana Petersen for “Star Trails at Fly Geyser” and honorable mention Jim Morehouse for “Lily White.”

Sculpture: First place Shari Bray for “Ibis,” second place Wes Whitmyer for “Galaxy,” third place Scott Sturman for “Dots of Infinity” and honorable mention Dorothy Rutledge for “Sand and Sea.”

Watercolor: First place W. F. Hill for “Pacific N.W. Boatyard,” second place Myra Oberman for “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” third place Martine Patton for “Heading Out” and honorable mention Richard Ramsdell for “Industrial Maze.”

The best of show winner receives $500 plus a plaque. First-place winners receive $250 plus a plaque, second-place winners receive $150 plus a plaque and third-place winners receive $100 plus a plaque. Honorable mention winners receive a plaque.

For more information, call 229-4631 or 229-1012.

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