Media Release


Wednesday, May 30, 2012
For Immediate Release

Contact: Margaret Kurtz
Telephone: 229-6993


‘Celebrating Life! 2012’ Art Exhibit At Charleston Heights Arts Center
Senior Juried Fine Art Competition Winners Announced


The winners of the Celebrating Life! 2012 juried fine art competition will be on display at the Charleston Heights Arts Center through July 11. Additional entries may be viewed in the Salon de Refusés, located inside the gallery at Charleston Heights Art Center, through June 20. Admission is free. Center hours are Wednesday through Friday, 12:30 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 800 S. Brush St. Award-winning pieces from the 2012 Celebrating Life! exhibit will travel to the City Hall Chamber Gallery to be displayed July 26-Sept. 6, 2012.

This is the 12th year for this popular fine art competition, which is open to all Clark County artists age 50 or older. Sixty-seven artworks were selected for the juried exhibit out of the 231 works entered this year.

At the May 25 ceremony held at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 25 works of art in six media categories were awarded. Each media category was judged and awarded separately, $250 for first place, $150 for second, $100 for third and a plaque for honorable mention. This year's judges, Bill Leaf, Jim Pink, and Mary Warner, selected Jeffrey Oldham's piece, "Boys of Summer," to receive the Best of Show award of $500. Rita Deanin Abbey and Vicki Richardson were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Nevada Healthcare Partners sponsored a $200 Golden Brush Award this year, selecting the painting "Forgotten" by Joani "Koelsch" Zingale as the winner.  Other award winners include:

 Artist Artwork   Place

Drawing and Pastel 

Rhoda Pidgeon Wild Things      First Place
Pat Kuramoto     In Conversation    Second Place 
Stewart Freshwater    Amanda  Third Place 
Judi Rosenthal     Shelf Life Honorable Mention 

Painting (Oils-Acrylics) 
Lincoln Maynard    Mojave Sequence    First Place 
Lolita Develay      Secrets to Tell    Second Place 
Leslie Fox     Shades of Zion     Third Place
Rita Ramirez     Appreciate Your Life    Honorable Mention 
Roseann Gilmore     Fruit Seller    Honorable Mention 

Mixed Media 
JoAnn Stransky    On the Job Site    First Place    
Mary Heinrichs     Golden Artichokes   Second Place  
Drina Fried     Pillars of Creation    Third Place 

Robert Oberman     Republican Debate     First Place  
Michael Stillman Clark   Life is a Carousel   Second Place 
 Vernon Rowlette    Weathered  Third Place 
Kevin Buckley     Back in the Day    Honorable Mention 

Gail Seidner      Cake Walk      First Place 
Rainer Bertrams     Confessions of a Butterfly  Second Place 
Shari Bray     Earth Science     Third Place 

David Mazur     Burros Gone Wild    First Place 
Nancy Stillwell     Colorful Dimension    Second Place 
Katherine Christensen   Serendipitous    Third Place 
Sandra Taylor    

 Monument Valley

 Honorable Mention

William Hill    

 Misty Morning

  Honorable Mention


























Call (702) 229-1012 for more information on the exhibit, or (702) 229-6383 for more information on the Charleston Heights Arts Center.


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