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Helen Arts & Heritage Center rewards artists
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Art ranging from photography to pottery to pen and ink and fine crafts were eyed carefully as part of the 2014 Judged Art Competition.

Patricia Fabian of Clermont, who is affiliated with the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, was the judge. She selected the following winners:

Best in show: Carolyn Gaik

Anita Sears Memorial: Connie Gilbert

Gilbert Award: Wayne Patchell

Acrylic and mixed media: first, Gayle Murdock; second, Dawn Columbo; third, Connie Gerdts; and honorable mentions, Dawn Columbo, Rachel Watson and Rochelle Cathey.

Photography and digital art: first, Mike Banke; second, Paula Ash; third, Lynn Schwab; and honorable mentions, Rachel Watson, Lynn Schwab and Carolyn Gaik.

Pottery: first, Patti Petit; second, Hilton Hill; third, Donna Voll; honorable mentions, Susan Holmes, Hilton Hill and Dona K. Burke.

Oil: first, Connie Gilbert; second, Mary Harlan; third, Nancy Ackerman; and honorable mentions, Louise Bonadies, Carey Donaldson and Ann Williams.

Watercolors: first, Marlene Eubanks; second, Paula Ash; third, Suzanne Sliegh; and honorable mentions, Mike Banke, Gail Watson and Marlene Eubanks.

Colored pencil, drawing, pastel and pen and ink: first, Susan MacGregor; second, Ann Williams; third, Marlene Eubanks; and honorable mentions, Gigi Johnston, Mara Joyce and Susan MacGregor.

Fine craft: first, Jeanie Daves; second, Pat Potesta; third, Rachel Watson; and honorable mentions, Nancy Ackerman, Ann Banke and Pat Potesta.

The exhibit is on display until Oct. 19 at the gallery at 25 Chattahoochee Strasse in downtown Helen. Admission is free.

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