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Winners of Livingston Art League’s Fall Show announced

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The Livingston Art League recently hosted its 2023 Fall Show and the entries were judged by Linda Dumas. Jim Newsome won Best of Show with “You Are Mine,” and Catheryn Ladd won the Wilma Lee Ogletree Best Floral with “Birch Trees in Fall” and Johnnie Wade won Mayor’s Choice with “President Jefferson Davis.”

Livingston Art League meets at 11 a.m. the fourth Monday of each month at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church located at 836 W. Jones in Livingston. The website is www.livingstonartleague.weebly.com and the email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Those placing in the other respective categories are listed below:

•Professional Oil/Acrylic – First place, Rick Mathews with “San Jacinto River;” Second place, Johnnie Wade with “An Artist’s Wife;” Third place, Johnnie Wade with “President Jefferson Davis;” First honorable mention, Rick Mathews with “Balloon;” and Second honorable mention, Johnnie Wade with “Brag the Werewolf.”

•Professional Watercolor/Acrylic – First place, Jim Newsome with “JJ Watt;” Second place, Larry Kelliher with “Indian Summer;” Third place, Larry Kelliher with “Seaview Flowers;” First honorable mention, Jim Newsome with “Pass It On;” and Second honorable mention, Larry Kelliher with “Blue Bowl.”

•Professional Pastels – First place, Betsy Steger with “Almeda.”

•Professional Drawing – First place, Paul Richardson with “Sea of Clouds.”

•Professional Photography – First place, Victor Lee Jones with “First Light;” Second place, Victor Lee Jones with “On Island Time;” Third place, Victor Lee Jones with “Maybelline;” Victor Lee Jones with “Bathing Blue Jay;” and Second honorable mention, Victor Lee Jones with “Northern Cardinal and Blue Jay.”

•Professional Abstract/Experimental/Non-Objective Art – First place, Celeste Williamson with “Flame Dancer;” Second place, Betsy Steger with “Autumn Leaves;” Third place, Celeste Williamson with “Cathy’s Garden;” and Honorable mention, Celeste Williamson with “Rainy Downtown.”

•Semi-Professional Oil/Acrylic – First place, Catheryn Ladd with “Beached Treasure;” Second place, Anita Holse with “Sunflower;” Third place, Betty Posciri with “Mountain View;” and Honorable mention, Betty Posciri with “Little Fisherman.”

•Semi-Professional Watercolor/Acrylic – First place, Anita Holse, “North End Lighthouse;” Second place, Denise Cribbet with “Chicken Yard;” Third place, Denise Cribbet with “Robin Hood;” and Honorable mention, Denise Cribbet with “Country Stroll.”

•Semi-Professional Abstract/Experimental/Non-Objective Art – First place, Catheryn Ladd with “Sq of Art3 = Nature.”

•Semi-Professional Photography – First place, Debbie Phillips with “Sunset Under the Dock;” Second place, Debbie Phillips with “Bee on Flower;” Third place, Debbie Phillips with “Rose Explosion;” and Honorable mention, Debbie Phillips with “Bee on Flower Metallic.”

•Semi-Professional Digital Art – First place, Debbie Phillips with “Final Polish;” Second place, Debbie Phillips with “Tree Tunnel;” and Third place, Debbie Phillips with “Artist’s Mantra.”

•Semi-Professional Studio Fine Crafts – First place, Janet Hutcheson with “Sly.”

•Non-Professional Oil/Acrylic – First place, Sydney Murphy with “Sunshine;” and Second place, Peggy Borchers with “Larger Than Life.”

  Non-Professional Watercolor/Acrylic – First place, Peggy Borchers with “Garden Beets;” Second place, Caroline Lee with “Pumpkin Patch;” Third place, Peggy Borchers with “Dogwood;” First honorable mention, Caroline Lee with “Covered Bridge;” and Second honorable mention, Debbie Carter with “Emmanuel.”

•Non-Professional Pastels – First place, Peggy Borchers with “Galveston Regatta.”

•Non-Professional Mixed Media – First place, Diane Simser with “Cowgirl;” Second place, Diane Simser with “Second Cup;” Third place, Diane Simser with “October Porch;” First honorable mention, Diane Simser with “At The Door;” and Second honorable mention, Diane Simser with “Breezy.”

•Non-Professional Photography – First place, Allen Borchers with “Sleigh Bloom;” Second place, Allen Borchers with “Azalea;” Third place, Allen Borchers with “Cherokee Rose;” First honorable mention, Allen Borchers with “It’s Hanging;” and Second honorable mention, Allen Borchers with “Garden Reflections.”

•Non-Professional Abstract/Experimental/Non-Objective Art – First place, Louise Miller with “Abstract in Red.”

•Adult Student Oil/Acrylic – First place, Angela Dollar with “Flying High;” and Second place, Angela Dollar with “Mermaid Dreams.”

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