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Miniature exhibit winners announced

Nov. 09, 2012 @ 11:45 PM

HUNTINGTON -- The winners have been announced in the Arts Resources for the Tri-State's 12th Annual National Miniature Exhibition.

"The overall range, individual talent and quality of these works are quite impressive," said Thomas E. Suter, juror. "The extreme technical execution and extraordinary detail amazes me."

Here are the awards:

Complimentary Awards

Ruth K. Penn, Dunkirk, Md.; Parade of Pots

Yvonne James, Palm Harbor, Fla.; Spotted Cat

Behzad Fallahi, Esfahn-Iran; Omar Khayyam, (Poet)

Honorable Mention

Beverly Fotheringham, North Bend, W.Va.; Morning Light

Judith Bayes, Treasure Island, Fla.; "Abandoned"

Dolores Andrew, Baltimore, Md.; Corn Hill Doorways

Merit Awards

Lena Leitzke, Shoreline, Wash., Guitar

Richard Bulman, Bellingham, Wash.; Yarrow

Teacher's Merit Award

An award sponsored by the artists that teach at the Renaissance Art Gallery

3rd Place, Bob Ivers, Horsehead, N.Y.; Tools of the Trade

2nd Place, Gail Mac Argel, Saint Peters, Mo.; Harmony

1st Place, J. Laird-Lagassee, Auburn, Maine; Apples on a Table

Award of Excellence

Glenn Leung, Philadelphia; Shess & Antique.

"Extraordinary, meticulous and absurd detail with an overall stunning composition," Sutter said of the Award of Excellence winner. "This painting is magnificent! A beautiful representation of light and reflection. The overall piece shows extreme mastery of technical execution. It begs us to remember the Masters!"

The 12th Annual National Miniature Exhibition will be on display at the Renaissance Art Gallery through Dec. 9.

The gallery is located at 900 8th St., Suite 20, Huntington. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Studio hours are 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, 1 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

For appointment, call 304-453-3187. For the gallery, call 304-525-3235. For more information, email gallerywv@yahoo.com or go online at www.orgsites.com/wv/renaissance.