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And the Winners Are . . . . . .

Monochromatic Madness


RAL Art Center artists have produced a must-see event for the month of March. Seventy pieces of captivating art including mixed media, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, fiber art, fused glass and photography will be on display until






March 27 at the RAL Art Center, 19 N Main Street, Kilmarnock.


The Monochromatic Madness Exhibit was judged by longtime RAL Art Center member and art instructor, Mary Grafton Yagel. Yagel is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and has taught art in several elementary schools as well as junior high school in Richmond, VA. After marrying and moving to White Stone, she continued to teach art at Lancaster primary and middle schools.


She stated that this wonderfully creative show was extremely difficult to judge, and she enjoyed seeing the monochromatic artwork and the variety of treatments.


Yagel’s First Place choice was an acrylic, “Objects on Stripes” by Janet Marshall. The judge loved the reflections, variety of objects, and the composition all pulled together by stripes.


Second Place was awarded to Jane Wells for her acrylic,

“Blue Day for Cricket.” Yagel said this piece was a true monochromatic, and “Chricket” was so alive that he pulled her into a “happy blue day.”


Third Place went to Sammy Anderson for her mixed media, “Moon Dance.” This great composition grabbed the judge’s eye with its many textures and the variety and movement of leaves creatively painted.


Honorable Mentions were awarded to the following:


“Maryann,” a pastel by Mel Neale

“Crater Lake Old Man,” a watercolor by Jacquie Colligan

“Blue Moon,” a watercolor by Pat Ramey

“Raven Royalty,” mixed media by Brenda Sylvia

“Sunday in the Park,” an acrylic by Mary Ellis

“Floor Stretch,” a white pastel by Michael Dirle


The RAL Art Center is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.


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