Photo wins blue ribbon in Places Near and Far exhibit

Kathleen Petersen’s photograph of a Bermudian church won first place in the Rappahannock Art League’s March exhibit, Places Near and Far.

“Peaceful Reflections,” met all of the criteria judge Marilyn Sprouse, LMS art instructor, used to judge the 49 pieces entered in the exhibit. These criteria were: translation of theme to the viewer, how the theme is creatively portrayed, attributes of composition and overall impression.

The photo’s “literal perspective, distinctive color, depth from the perspective, shape and overall composition continue provoking the viewer long past the first glimpse,” said Sprouse.

Agnes Carter placed second with her acrylic painting, “We’re Here,” and Karen Williams placed third with her oil, “Slovakian Rooftops.”

Honorable mentions were awarded to Lewis Edgell, Mary Ellis, Tommy Fox, Catherine Kauffman, Ron Taylor and Gail Weyant.

The exhibit will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays through April 1 at the Studio Gallery, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. All pieces are for sale.