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McDonough Arts announces Juried Art Show winners



  McDonough Arts opened the 2012 season with its 5th annual Juried Art Show and members reception at Winsor Gallery on Friday, January 13. A record 120+ guests enjoyed fine art and complimentary refreshments while mingling with the artists. McDonough Mayor Billy Copeland welcomed guests and shared a framed watercolor that his own grandfather painted 100 years ago, at the age of 8. The mayor also had the opportunity to view, for the first time, a painting of himself that was entered into the competition.

Mayor and Mrs. Copeland stand in front of a portrait of the mayor that was entered in the show. Mayor Copeland holds a 100-year old painting that his grandfather created at the age of 8.

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   The exhibition is an annual juried show of paintings in acrylic, oil, pastel, and watercolor. During the event the following awards were presented by Chairman Henry County Commissioners BJ Mathis:

Best of Show ($500) - Mike England

1st place ($300) - Kay Ridge

2nd place ($200) - Hal Kilpatrick

3rd place ($100) - Alphonso Edwards

Honorable mention - Nan McGarity

Honorable mention - Karen Casciani

Mike England's painting “Gardener's Peaches” won Best in Show.

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  The artwork will be on display at Winsor Gallery (34 Macon Street) through the end of February. This was the 5th annual Juried Art Show and the first in a series of exciting events McDonough Arts has planned for 2012. Next up: Spring ArtFest, set for Saturday, April 21 on the Square in McDonough. Learn more about McDonough Arts events and membership opportunities by visiting

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