The Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery celebrated the winners of “It’s My Birthday” exhibition on Thursday evening, July 23, with ribbons and cash awards. Barbara Ellestad sponsored the exhibition that concluded July 25. She named a watercolor collage flag, “Still Hanging In There,” by Jan Stensland, as her Sponsor’s Choice ribbon winner.
Top cash and ribbon awards went to:
Best of Show-Karlynn Jones, watercolor painting;
Blue Ribbon-Jan Stensland, watercolor collage;
Red Ribbon-Linda Birks, stained glass;
White Ribbon-Judith Hetem, ceramics;
Honorable Mention Ribbons: Jan Blain, Geraldine Zarate, Bunny Wiseman, Vanessa Temple, and Floyd Johnson.
Winner of the coveted People’s Choice ribbon is Floyd Johnson, for his color pencil portrait of Louie Armstrong.
The Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery is operated by Virgin Valley Artists Association. It is located at 15 West Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite Nevada. Gallery hours are 10a-4p, Monday through Saturday. Phone 702-346-1338, see www.mesquitefineartscenter.com or Facebook.