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Local artists display their masterpieces
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The Winners 

Student awards

Third place — Sarah Lesser of Social Circle

Second place — Stephanie Bradford of Social Circle

First place — Alexander Solomon of Covington for his charcoal drawing of King Tut. Solomon is in 9th grade at Eastside High.

Prize: $25 gift certificate for art supplies

People’s Choice Award — Cindy Murphy of Covington for her oil/mosaic "The latest gossip"



Third place ($100) — Morgan Lytle of Loganville for photo "Object of my Affection"

Second place ($150) — Sam Traina of Mansfield for oil painting "Breakfast at Dawn"

First Place ($250) — Darrell Sparks of Watkinsville for photo "Penland Post Office"



Third place ($100) — Anna Marino of Monroe for pottery "Emperor’s Tea"

Second place ($150) — Ray Salvatore of Stockbridge for marble carving "Against the Fall of Night"

First Place ($250) — Carol Veliotis of Covington for found object sculpture "The Hornets’ Nest"


Best in Show — Conny Drescher of Conyers for her mixed media piece "Deli on the Via Condotti"

Several artists received prizes Friday evening for the work they submitted to the Southern Heartland Art Gallery’s Artful Harvest show.

Southern Heartland Art Guild memberr Susan Adams addressed guests of the well-attended reception as they nibbled on delicious treats prepared by members of the Heartland Women’s Club.

"We are very proud of this show," Adams said. "It’s the first we’ve had at the gallery."

The inaugural show last year was held at the Newton County Library. This year guild members received 147 entries — double the number in last year’s show.

Adams thanked everyone who helped receive, hang and judge the pieces. SHAG Chair Margaret Warfield presented the awards.