Donna Lind won the Best of Show Award for “Magnolia Romeo” when the St. Bernard Art Guild held its open show June 14. The award was presented by Dorothy Steele-Hills, of Chalmette Refining, who also presented a $500 donation to Art Guild President Linda Lopez.
Mitch Gaudet, owner of Studio Inferno in Arabi, was the judge of the competition for best St. Bernard theme, won by Marie Alvarez for “Silent Sentinels.”
In the category of art under glass, the winners were Jan Wilken, first, for “Pinch the What?”; Claire Pescay, second, for “Still Waters”; and Elaine Hodges, third, for “Synchronized Swimming.” Honorable mentions went to Philippa Gillen for “Palm Reading,” to Hodges for “La. Strawberries” and to Jean Schuler for “Something Sweet.”
In the category of art not under glass, the winners were Wilken, first, for “Kaleidoscope Lily”; Hodges, second, for “Historic St. Bernard Courthouse”; and Wilken, third, for “Inside Out.” Honorable mentions went to Rita Trosclair “St. Bernard Photo Society Outing, 1978,” to Hodges for “Leave the Light On” and to Pescay for “Rose Breasted Grosbeak.”
In the photography category, the winners were Alvarez, first, for “Silent Sentinels”; Beth Vincent, second, for “Toby”; and Hodges, third, for “City Park Gondola.” Honorable mentions went to Joseph Accomando for “Fall Reflections,” to Victoria Graves for “View of New Orleans” and to Hodges for “Old Swamp Tree.”
In the category of three-dimensional art, the winners were Graves, first, for “Victoria After Vincent van Gogh”; Dana Sherlock, second, for “Bradyn’s Rockin’ Pony”; and Graves, third, for “The Old Light House.” Honorable mentions went to Graves for “Today’s Catch,” “Jean Lafitte” and “Life After Death.”
The following specialty awards were presented: Pescay, “Still Waters,” best landscape; Alvarez, “Neptune Symphony in Red,” best maritime; Gillen, “Blessings,” best spiritual; Kelly Hicks, “Adventure in City Park,” best children; Lind, “Grand Magnolia,” best floral; Graves, “Fishing at Grandma’s,” best portrait; Hodges, “Rose Breasted Grosbeak,” best wildlife; and Accomando, “Sunspots,” best abstract.