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Ava Art Guild Announces People’s Choice Winners

"Horse", by Chalice Sleep, was People's Choice winner in the under 18 category at the Ava Art Guild's Spring Show.

The Spring Art Show at the Ava Art Guild was a big success again this year. It is an annual event that is always anticipated by members and the public alike.
There were about 90 entries this year, including everything from pencil drawings, paintings, a wooden truck, a huge metal sculpture and a painted log.
The show ended on Saturday, June 7, and the votes were counted for the People’s Choice awards. Visitors were encouraged to vote for one entry in the adult category and one in the under 18 division. Then at the end of the show the votes are counted and winners were announced.
This year, in the adult category, the winner was Jim Davis with his huge metal sculpture named “Uh Oh.” It is an owl that has a snake in its talons, and a very surprised look on its face. The all metal sculpture is about 6 feet tall.
Jim was also awarded Judge’s Choice for this entry.
The under 18 category had many great entries, and “Horse”, by Chalice Sleep, was chosen by the visitors as the People’s Choice winner. The people’s choice is given a special ribbon and a monetary prize.
The Art Guild offers a big thank you to all the visitors who browsed the show and voted. The Guild will hold a Fall Art Show in October and all (family friendly) art is welcome.
The Art Guild has monthly workshops from March through November to teach and showcase area artists. These workshops are held on the second Saturday of the month at the gallery at 303 E. Washington Ave. (across from the Douglas County Herald office).
This month Wanda Nava will show how to make Japanese kumihimo bracelets, a braided bracelet in a traditional Japanese style. Everyone is welcome and all supplies are provided by the Art Guild. Social time starts at 1 p.m., business meeting and annual elections are at 1:30 p.m., and workshop at 2 p.m..
The Art Guild is an all volunteer organization and runs the gallery which is owned by the Guild where members exhibit, display and sell their arts and crafts. It is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., with unique gifts and art. There are great ideas for everyone with bird feeders, handmade soap, handbags, jewelry and even Christmas items and much more. Go in browse the art and gifts!
Membership to the Ava Art Guild is $10 a year for adults and $5 for youth.
For more information contact; 683-1129; or find us on Facebook.