Mineola League of the Arts announces honorees

Published on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:41 - Written by Staff Reports

The Mineola League of the Arts Show finished April 12 with distinguished artists from around the area displaying their works, according to information from the league.

New Mexico artist Helen Smith received the Best of Show award at the Mineola League of the Arts Show for her work, “Aspens” (water media).

Winners were announced April 10 at a reception at the League of the Arts building, 200 W. Blair, prior to the two-day show.

Artists, friends and family, and league members gathered to view the paintings and to see the presentation of awards. Deb Miller, of Corsicana, judged the 149 paintings and sculptures entered by 50 artists.

Top winners: Best of Professional, Paula Hodge, Grand Saline, Oil, “Nadine”; Best of Advanced Linda Price, Hideaway, Oil, “Winter Wonderland”; Best of Amateur, Laura Cottrell, Forney, Pastels, “Reflection of an Orange”; Best of Junior, Brailey Brown, Flint, Watercolor, “World of Fish”; Best of Sculpture, Jo Ellen West, Quitman, Clay, “No Vacancy.”

Other winners: The Meredith Foundation Choice, Reba Taylor, Lindale, Oil/Opaque Acrylic, “Rustic Autumn Barn”; Mayor’s Choice, Alyssa Ramsey, Lindale, Acrylic, “Honey Bear.”

Blue ribbon winners: Paula Hodge, Grand Saline; Helen Smith, Hawkins, N.M.; Sue Berlino, Alba; Monique Dorsey, Tyler; Pat Mapes, Mineola; Jo Ellen West, Quitman; Vickie Steed, Hawkins; Sherry Hensley, Hideaway; Barbara Braun, Lindale; Laura Cottrell, Forney; Charles Ellenburg, Avinger; Alyssa Ramsey, Lindale; Scott Brown, Flint.

Red ribbon winners: Joyce Wilson, Hideaway; Helen Smith, Hawkins; Sue Berlino, Alba; Monique Dorsey, Tyler; Richard Braun, Lindale; Vickie Steed, Hawkins; Dolores Wright, Sulphur Springs; Barbara Braun, Lindale; Charles Ellenburg, Avinger; Brailey Brown, Flint; Jo Ellen West, Quitman.

Yellow ribbons winners: Linda Price, Hideaway; Carole Beasley, Bullard; Helen Smith, Hawkins; Pat Mapes, Mineola; Richard Braun, Lindale; Vickie Steed, Hawkins; Dolores Wright, Sulphur Springs; Betty Napier, Mineola; Alyssa Ramsey, Lindale; Jo Ellen West, Quitman.

Honorable Mentions: Carole Beasley, Bullard; Judy Dumas, Hideway; Helen Voss, Lindale; Shirley McCormick, Lindale; Vickie Steed, Hawkins; Dolores Wright, Sulphur Springs; Betty McCauley, Jacksonville; Sherry Hensley, Hideaway; Maryls Overbeck, Dallas; Chloe Woolford, Lindale; Barbara Rhodes, Mineola.