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The Results of the Festival of the Arts Photo Contest Are in...                     April 2011



Best of Show

Tom Savage

Saginaw, Texas

“Long Leap”





2nd Place

Salina Johnson

Somerville, Texas

“Little Boy-Big Road”




3rd Place

Skipper Murray

Somerville, Texas

“Narrow Gage Train”

Functional Pottery:

1st Place - Gay Bell, Brenham, TX

2nd Place - Iva Banik, College Station, TX

3rd Place - Vicki Gardner, Houston, TX

Artistic Pottery:

1st Place - Iva Banik, College Station, TX

2nd Place - Kristina Tims, Caldwell, TX

3rd Place - Vicki Gardner, Houston, TX


Children under 12:

1st Place - Ande Floyd, College Station, TX

2nd Place (tie) - Skyla Lucas, Youngsville, LA

2nd Place (tie) - Hannah Mueller, Caldwell, TX

3rd Place - Hunter Menard, Maurice, LA


"Best of Show" award went to Gay Bell

"Peoples Choice" award went to Iva Banik

Winner the Drawing for a Work of Art at ArtC’s:

Sherrie Alexander of Brenham

Winner of the Raffle at Citizen’s State Bank:

Barbara Pederson of Somerville

Arts at the Lake Exhibits at Chamber’s Banquet...               March 2011

The Burleson County Chamber of Commerce provided both time and space for Arts at the Lake to exhibit the work of ATL members at their 2011 Annual Banquet on Thursday, March 10 at Wiggins Watermelon Farm in Snook. 


The members exhibiting were Jean Curling, oil painter; David Martin, basket-maker; Emma Pace, photographer; John Pinkerton, painter; Cathy Schuster, watercolor and pastel painter; Bill Smith, clockmaker & woodworker; Derrilyne Smith, pencil artist; Julie Smith, watercolorist; Kris Tims, jewelry maker & sculptor; Steve and Bonnie Todee, potters; Dee Turner, pastel and watercolor painter; Tim Vanya, oil painter and pen/pencil artist; Cheryl Wooten, watercolorist and Dina Wooten, multi-media artist.


Julia Smith, ATL  President,  gave a brief introduction to Arts at the Lake, its purpose, activities, and needs.  She invited the Chamber members and their guests to participate in the ATL program as artists or patrons.


Attendees at the banquet were surprised and delighted at the diverse display of art by local artists and artisans. 


Our thanks to the Chamber for the opportunity to spread the news of Arts at the Lake throughout the area and especially to Wendy Knesek for making the arrangements for our organization to participate.  Thanks to Cheryl Wooten for providing the display panels and planning the exhibit arrangement and to Kris and Chuck Tims, Ed Kessler and Bill Smith for the helping hands in setting up and removing the display.


Pottery Contests Winners Announced...                                                                   April 2011

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