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Best in Show went to "Silver Cup" by Karen Foote of Johnson City, Tenn.

Best in Show went to "Silver Cup" by Karen Foote of Johnson City, Tenn.

Winners Announced for Newell-Hendershot Watermedia Exhibit

August 11, 2009

ELIZABETHTON, TN -- The fifth annual Newell-Hendershot Watermedia Exhibition opened Saturday, August 8, 2009, at Sycamore Shoals Historic State Park.

The show was named in honor of two late watercolorists, Carol Hendershot and Polly Newell, who diligently worked in the Watauga Valley Art League to spread the love of art in Northeast Tennessee.

The judge for this year's show was Noyes Capehart. Following are the winners:

* Best in Show - "Silver Cup" by Karen Foote of Johnson City, TN

* Second Place - "Tres Mules" by Joan Clark of Chattanooga, TN

* Third Place - "There Are No Ordinary Cats" by Sharon Neuhaus of Johnson City, TN

* Different Strokes
- "Out of Chaos" by Betty Stapleton of Jonesborough, TN

* Kingsport Art Guild and Creative Catalyst Award
- "Sherrod's" by Jim Stagner of Johnson City, TN

* Cheap Joe's Award - "Irises" by Joyce Samuel of Bristol, TN

Awards of Merit:

"Happy Highways by Steven Reeves – Bristol, VA

"Mother's Day Lunch by Barbara Jernigan – Gray, TN

"Hugs are Good by Diane Allen – Butler, TN

"Attitude Adjustment by Karen Foote – Johnson City, TN

Honorable Mention:

"Love in Any Language" by Kathy Hawk – Kingsport, TN

"Silver Lining" by Barbara Carter – Greeneville, TN

"Wood Spokes" by Jim Stagner - Johnson City, TN

"Italian Hill Town" by Kathy Hawk – Kingsport, TN

"Tennessee Apple House" by Mary K. Brown, Erwin, TN

Never Too Late Awards:
(this is a category for artists over age 50 who have been painting in watermedia less than 2 years)

First Place: "Hatching a Plot" by Claudia Rutherford – Bristol, VA

Second Place: "A Little Dingy" by Claudia Rutherford – Bristol, VA

Third Place: "Post Holidays" by Patty Neas - Jonesborough, TN

Awards of Merit:
"In Time" by Carolyn Jarvis - Jonesborough, TN
and "Irises" by Pat Woodward - - Jonesborough, TN

In addition to the awards ceremony, there were art technique demonstrations by Vera (Jones) Tracy, Kathy Hawk, and Harriet Howell.