NOT ONE BUT TWO BIG SHOWS FOR JULY AT THE RAL ART CENTER

LAND AND SEA is a summertime favorite, and SMALL WORKS features small affordable art. Eighty two exciting pieces of art make up these two exhibits.


“Low Country Moonrise,” a pastel by Mel Neale for first place in SMALL WORKS



“Jackson Dune View,” an oil by Sarah Marshall Elliott for first place in LAND AND SEA.

Awards for the new exhibits were given at the First Friday Reception by Nadine Flood, judge for the event. Nadine moved to the Northern Neck after retiring from teaching art at Stafford County schools for many years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Edinboro University of PA and a Master’s of Interdisciplinary Studies in Art from VCU.


Flood chose “Jackson Dune View,” an oil by Sarah Marshall Elliott for first place in LAND AND SEA. Second place went to Barbara Brecher’s hand painted felt on silk, “Memories of Cape Cod.” Third place was awarded to Laurie Breakwell for her fiber wall hanging, “The Nature of Things.”


Honorable Mentions for LAND AND SEA went to: CarolAnne Taylor, photograph, “Boneyard Beach.” Bonnie Leigh Jones, oil and cold wax, “Winter Riverbank.” Joan Willoughby, acrylic, “Summer Splendor.”


The judge chose “Low Country Moonrise,” a pastel by Mel Neale for first place in SMALL WORKS. Second place went to Barbara Brecher’s mixed media book, “The Fly.” Third place was awarded to Cheryl Mihills for her punch needle fiber art, “Birds of a Feather.”


Honorable Mentions for SMALL WORKS went to: Page Pembroke-Rudolph, acrylic, “Trainer’s Point to View.” Bonnie Leigh Jones, oil and cold wax, “Glorious.” Sara Amy Leach, acrylic, “Landscape 1.”