Local artists showcasing their original work in Moraine Valley Community College’s Gallery 2016 Juried Community Art Exhibition were presented with awards at a reception in the college’s Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery in June. Awards were given for first, second and third place as well as three honorable mentions.

The winners were chosen from 32 artists who entered work into the exhibition. First place was awarded to Robert Johnson, of Palos Heights, for his acrylic “Beach Figures.” He received $200.

The second place award of $125 went to Annette Plettau, of Orland Park, for her collage/mixed media “Natural Arch, St. Lucia.”

Margi Hafer, of Frankfort, won a $100 third place prize for her watercolor “Stuck in Traffic 1.”

Honorable mentions were awarded to Pam Eberlin, of Chicago Heights, for her found object work “Pollyanna Dixie Dairy Dash;” Mary Anne O’Neill, of Orland Park, for her watercolor “Trying to find the sun;” and Mary Ann Trzyna, of Frankfort, for her pastel “Green and Orange.” They each received $40.

The Gallery 2016 Juried Community Art Exhibition is an annual show in which community members can show off their artistic talent. The free exhibit is open to the public and runs through Monday, Aug. 8. Viewing hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and during most Fine and Performing Arts Center performances.

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