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Artists stand out from the crowd

Winners of the Art Annual 2002 juried show at Pasco Art Center were announced during the recent Midsummer Bohemian Bash. A total of 62 artists had submitted works for consideration in three divisions. The show runs through Aug. 31.

First place in the professional division was C. Fulton's Meditation, an alabaster sculpture of a curled up figure. It's exhibited on the mantel in the main room at the center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday.

Top honors in the amateur division went to Randy Johnson for his oil painting Lunch at Poncho's, a depiction of the bright red Tex-Mex restaurant, Pancho's Villa, in San Antonio. In front of the restaurant are two brightly painted motorcycles. The work is in the rear exhibit room at the center.

The top student winner was Thuvia Martin for her painting Behind the Gossamer Veil, which shows a large, purple head surrounded by angular dancing figures. It's displayed in the entrance hall at the center.

Other winners in the professional division were Nathan Golub's Self Portrait, second place; John Senatore's Dao Hilltribe Woman, third place; and honorable mentions for June Benson's Jewel Cave, Martha Duda's Fallen Tree and David Radden's Understanding Absolute Sanctuary: Lesson 3.

In the amateur division, Ann Kessler Betts' Italian Village Street won second place; and Barbara Smith's Moonlight Landscape was selected for third place. Honorable mentions went to Dorothy Bramen's Skyways, Howard Simmons'Bronwyn's Home Town, Jana Withers' Kokomo and Hazel Hanning's Artificial Tulips.

Second place student division winner was Flora Chan's Gone Fishing; third place was awarded to Renato Boac's WHY?