“Celebrating Life” Winners On Display In City Hall’s Bridge Gallery

The city of Las Vegas is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 “Celebrating Life!” juried fine art competition. The “winner’s circle” award recipients will be displayed at the Bridge Gallery located at Las Vegas City Hall, 400 Stewart Ave., on the second floor, from July 10 to Sept. 18, 2009.

This is the ninth year for this popular fine art competition, which is open to all Southern Nevada artists age 50 or better. It was also a record breaking year for both the number of works entered and selected this year, with 83 artworks out of 185 entries chosen for the juried exhibit.

At the May 22, awards ceremony held at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 25 works of art in six media categories were presented. Drina Fried’s mixed media piece, Red Couch, received the Best of Show Award of $500.

 

The Bridge Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Parking is by meter only. This exhibit is free and open to the public. “Celebrating Life!” 2009 is presented by the Office of Cultural Affairs and sponsored by the city of Las Vegas Arts Commission. For questions related to this exhibit call 229 -1012.

Other winners in the mixed media category include:

?         James Robison, first place.

?         Manfred Peter O’ Hare, second place.

?         Albert Lewis Bailey, third place.

?         Ranier Bertrams, honorable mention.

Sculpture awards went to:

?         Sharon Mann, first place.

?         Donna Potter, second place.

?         Gary Marx, third place.

?         David Seidner, honorable mention.

Drawing/Pastel awards went to:

?         Charlene Gadde, first place.

?         Shirley Harrison, second place.

?         Eleanore Badik, third place.

?         Pat Kuramoto, honorable mention.

Awarded in the photography category:

?         A.J. Schreiner, first place.

?         Atsuko Parker, second place.

?         Judith Johnson, third place.

?         Don Mazer, honorable mention.

Awarded in the painting category:

?         Colin Pringle, first place.

?         Sandra Lerner, second place.

?         Therese Rohrbacher, third place.

?         Georgia Lawson, honorable mention. 

?         Shirley Winslow, first place, watercolor

?         Kevin Buckley, second place, watercolor

?         Dottie Burton, third place, watercolor

?         Vija Hamilton, honorable mention, watercolor

This year’s jurors for “Celebrating Life!” 2009 were Las Vegas photographer Randa Bishop and retired UNLV Art Department professors Jim Pink and Bill Leaf. 

The Bridge Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Parking is by meter only. This exhibit is free and open to the public. “Celebrating Life!” 2009 is presented by the Office of Cultural Affairs and sponsored by the city of Las Vegas Arts Commission. For questions related to this exhibit call 229 -1012.