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April 23, 2009

Ada artists show work

Ada — Ada Artists Association Spring Show is being held this week at the Ada Public Library with works from more than 40 area artists exhibited.

“It’s a good show this year,” Ada Artists Association member Bill Roach said. “We’ve got a wide variety of work.”

The work in the show ranges from representational realism to non-representational work and touches many areas in between. The show exhibits both two dimensional and three dimensional work.

Roach is glad to see more college students involved in this year’s show. He said it opens up local artists and art fans to more contemporary influences and styles.

The Best in Show award went to Paul Walsh for a tempera painting titled, “A College Student.” First place went to Jolene Forbes, second place went to Glenda Roach and third to Cody Wilson.

The Young Artist Awards were presented to Kelsey Miller and Edie Olderman and honorable mention awards went to Loretta Yin, Zack Presley, Erin Wetherill, Bill Hart and Linda Dixon. Judging the show was Dr. Brad Jessop, the chair of the East Central University Art department.

The Spring Show will be ending Saturday. Ada Artists Association holds a spring and fall open show every year. All art pieces are accepted, provided they are ready to be hung and displayed.

“Anything that is not framed or ready to be hung—we just can’t handle it,” Roach said.

Fall show registration is Oct. 31 and the work will be displayed from Nov. 2-7 at Ada Public Library. Ada Artists Association officials offered thanks to the library for allowing them to hold their shows there.

“Jennifer Greenstreet (Ada Public Library director) and the library have been very accommodating,” Roach said.

Ada Artists Association will hold its annual business meeting Dec. 8 and invite any interested to attend. For more information about Ada Artists Association or to get involved, phone President Charlotte Harris at (580) 436-2882 or Treasurer Martha Dunham at (580) 421-3496.

“One of the things that we’re always concerned about doing is making some money so we can keep adding to our scholarship fund for the university (ECU),” Roach said.

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