Senior art show winners from Highland County


Attending the “Meet the Artists Tea” to conclude the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s 33rd Annual Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest from Highland County were, left to right, Gretchen Huffman; Jeannette Knauff; Mary Bean; Mary Reed; Sandra Harvey; Rachel Fannin; Captain Irish, EE USN Retired; and Jo Ann Irish.

The artwork of local seniors was recently showcased at the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) 33rd annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest that was held at the Esther Allen Greer Museum, located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande.

This year, a total of 193 art pieces were entered in the contest with 48 essays/poems. Ohio residents age 55 or older were eligible to participate in the art show and essay/poetry contest. Winners announced from Highland County included:

1st Place Acrylic/Portraits – “Sisters” by Joyce Fannin

2nd Place Acrylic/Still Life – “Harvest Bounty” by Joyce Fannin

1st Place Counted Cross Stitch/Seascape – “Large Sea Life” by Helen L. Ford

1st Place Counted Cross Stitch/Other – “Holly Santa” by Helen L. Ford

4th Place Oil/Animals and Birds – “Gigi” by Gretchen Huffman

1st Place Oil/Animals and Birds (Professional Category) – “The Tiger” by Marilyn Hoaglin

1st Place Oil/Landscape (Professional Category) – “Hillsboro Cupolo” by Marilyn Hoaglin

3rd Place Oil/Portraits – “Gone But Not Forgotten” by Gretchen Huffman

1st Place Oil/Seascape (Professional Category) – “Peaceful Scene” by Marilyn Hoaglin

1st Place Pastels/Animals and Birds – “My Friend” by Mary O. Reed

1st Place Pastels/Portraits – “I Love You Too” by Mary O. Reed

1st Place Pastels/Still Life – “Apple Harvest” by Mary Bean

1st Place Pen and Ink/Animals and Birds – “Mama’s Chick” by Mary Keininger

1st Place Pen and Ink/Cartoons – “Sea Dreams” by Jaan Kangro

1st Place Pen and Ink/Floral – “Potted Cyclamen” by Mary Keininger

2nd Place Pen and Ink/Floral – “Poinsettia” by Mary Keininger

1st Place Pencil/Portraits – “Mirror Image” by Jo Ann Irish

1st Place Pencil/Still Life – “Heirlooms” by Lisa Wharton

2nd Place Pencil/Still Life – “Vintage Finds” by Lisa Wharton

3rd Place Pencil/Still Life – “The Perfect Meal” by Lisa Wharton

2nd Place Watercolor/Animals and Birds – “As Proud as a Peacock” by Jo Ann Irish

1st Place Watercolor/Cartoons – “Mushrooms” by Jaan Kangro

1st Place Watercolor/Landscape – “Barn” by Jaan Kangro

3rd Place Watercolor/Landscape – “Watching Over You” by Jaan Kangro

1st Place Essay/Highland County – “Home Sweet Home” by Gretchen Huffman”

1st Place Poem/Highland County – “Independence Day” by Judy Fedor

2nd Place Poem/Highland County – “Reversal of Days” by Gretchen Huffman

3rd Place/Highland County – “Your Destiny” by Darrell Larkin

To learn more about next year’s Art Show, which is typically held in May/June of each year, please call 1-800-582-7277.

Submitted by Jenni Dovyak-Lewis, director of community outreach, AAA7.

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