AAA7 reveals Gallia senior art show winners


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Pat Parsons of Gallia County was the winner of the 2016 Victor Potts Best of Show Award in the Amateur category. She is pictured here with her winning bronzed sculpture, “Horton the Elephant.”


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Attending the “Meet the Artists Tea” to conclude the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s 34th annual Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest from Gallia County were, front row, from left: Peggy McCoy, Clara Day, Gail Belville and Judy Ross. Second row: Sally Roberts, Cheryl Enyart and Pat Parsons. Third row: Jeri Ingles and Rita Halley. Back row: Patrick Day, Gage Day, Kim Day and Charles Murray.


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GALLIPOLIS — The artwork of local seniors was recently showcased at the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) 3Fourth annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest that was held at the Esther Allen Greer Museum, located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande.

This year, a total of 178 art pieces were entered in the contest, with 38 essays/poems. Special awards were presented: “Victor Potts Best of Show Award” in the Amateur category went to Pat Parsons of Gallia County for her bronzed sculpture, ”Horton the Elephant”; “Victor Potts Best of Show Award” in the Professional category went to Mary Jo Copeland of Highland County for her oil, “Eight is Enough”; the “Mary Peck Friend of Animals Award” went to Jo Ann White of Adams County for her watercolor, “Bunny Rabbit”; People’s Choice Award went to Dennis Crabtree of Jackson County for his watercolor, “The Old House on Horton Sisters Road”; Best Overall Essay went to R. Eugene Wallace for “Tribute to Dean Cockrill”; and Best Overall Poem went to Dorothy Strickland of Scioto County for “How the World Was Made”.

Individuals age 55 or older were eligible to participate in the Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest. Winners from Gallia County included:

  • Victor Potts Best of Show (Amateur Category) – “Horton the Elephant” by Pat Parsons
  • First Place Mixed Media/Seascape – “Ahoy Mate” by Clara Day
  • Second Place Oil/Animals and Birds – So You’re Mr. Cardinal” by Clara Day
  • First Place Oil/Floral – “Iris in the Spring” by Ann Day
  • Second Place Oil/Floral – “Spring Bloom” by Sally Roberts
  • Second Place Oil/Landscape – “Early Start” by Lynda Dunlap
  • Fourth Place Oil/Landscape – “The First Snow” by Sally Roberts
  • First Place Oil/Seascape – “Adventure at Sea” by Judy Ross
  • First Place Oil/Seascape (Professional Category) – “Lighthouse” by Sue Potter
  • First Place Oil/Other – “A Prized Catch” by Sally Roberts”
  • First Place Pencil/Portraits – “Going on 25” by Judy Ross
  • First Place Photography/Abstract – “Freemont Street Experience” by Anita Gail Belville
  • Third Place Photography/Animals and Birds – “Green Heron” by Jeri L. Ingles
  • Second Place Photography/Floral – “Poppin” by Jeri L. Ingles
  • Third Place Photography/Floral – “Family of Tiger Swallowtails” by Jeri L. Ingles
  • Third Place Photography/Landscape – “Gallipolis Island” by Mary Lee Marchi
  • Fifth Place Photography/Landscape – “Sunset on the Hill” by Cheryl Enyart
  • First Place Photography/Portraits – “The Promise” by Cheryl Enyart
  • Second Place Photography/Still Life – “Autumn Splendor” by Anita Gail Belville
  • First Place Watercolor/Landscape (Professional Category) – “Beautiful Mountains” by Sue Potter
  • First Place Other/Fiber Arts – “Red Afghan” by Peggy McCoy
  • First Place Other/Three-Dimensional Art – “Horton the Elephant” by Pat Parsons
  • Second Place Other/Three-Dimensional Art – “Wall Pocket” by Pat Parsons
  • First Place Essay/Gallia County – “Discovering Century-Old Art” by Charles A. Murray
  • Second Place Essay/Gallia County – “Phoebe the Cat Finds a New Home” by Anita Gail Belville
  • First Place Poem/Gallia County – “My Mother’s Homecoming” by Anita Gail Belville

To learn more about next year’s Art Show, which is typically held in May/June of each year, please call 1-800-582-7277.

Pat Parsons of Gallia County was the winner of the 2016 Victor Potts Best of Show Award in the Amateur category. She is pictured here with her winning bronzed sculpture, “Horton the Elephant.”
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Best-of-Show-Pat-Parsons-FINAL-LR.jpgPat Parsons of Gallia County was the winner of the 2016 Victor Potts Best of Show Award in the Amateur category. She is pictured here with her winning bronzed sculpture, “Horton the Elephant.” Courtesy photos

Attending the “Meet the Artists Tea” to conclude the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s 34th annual Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest from Gallia County were, front row, from left: Peggy McCoy, Clara Day, Gail Belville and Judy Ross. Second row: Sally Roberts, Cheryl Enyart and Pat Parsons. Third row: Jeri Ingles and Rita Halley. Back row: Patrick Day, Gage Day, Kim Day and Charles Murray.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Gallia-County-2016-LR.jpgAttending the “Meet the Artists Tea” to conclude the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s 34th annual Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest from Gallia County were, front row, from left: Peggy McCoy, Clara Day, Gail Belville and Judy Ross. Second row: Sally Roberts, Cheryl Enyart and Pat Parsons. Third row: Jeri Ingles and Rita Halley. Back row: Patrick Day, Gage Day, Kim Day and Charles Murray. Courtesy photos

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