Adams County again excels in Senior Art Show

Elaine Lafferty of Adams County was the winner of the 2018 Victor Potts Best of Show in the Professional Category for her acrylic, “Beach Adventure”.
Elaine Lafferty of Adams County was the winner of the 2018 Victor Potts Best of Show in the Professional Category for her acrylic, “Beach Adventure”.

The artwork of local seniors was recently showcased at the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) 36th Annual Senior Citizens Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest that was held at the Esther Allen Greer Museum, located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio.
This year, a total of 138 art pieces were entered in the Contest with 29 essays/poems. Special Awards were presented: “Victor Potts Best of Show Award” in the Amateur Category went to Julia Rice of Jackson County for her charcoal, “A Mother’s Love”; “Victor Potts Best of Show Award” in the Professional Category went to Elaine Lafferty of Adams County for her acrylic, “Beach Adventure”; the “Mary Peck Friend of Animals Award” went to Patricia Parsons of Gallia County for her three-dimensional piece, “Elsa the Lion and Sasha the Lamb”; People’s Choice Award went to Brenda K. Miller of Jackson County for her oil, “In Memory of Billy Graham”; Best Overall Essay went to Diana J. Randolph of Gallia County for “Ugly or Beautiful”; and Best Overall Poem went to Charles A. Murray of Gallia County for “A Good Day”.
Individuals age 55 or older were eligible to participate in the Art Show and Essay/Poetry Contest. Winners announced from Adams County included:
– Victor Potts Best of Show (Professional) – “Beach Adventure” by Elaine Lafferty
– Second Place Acrylic/Animals and Birds – “The Great Blue Heron” by Terry DeMint
– Fourth Place Acrylic/Animals and Birds – “Deer” by Regina Jones
– First Place Acrylic/Portraits (Professional) – “Alex at the Beach” by Elaine Lafferty
– First Place Acrylic/Seascape (Professional) – “Beach Adventure” by Elaine Lafferty
– First Place Acrylic/Still Life – “Back in the Day” by Terry DeMint
– First Place Oil/Portraits (Professional) – “Faith of Things Unseen” by Pat Thompson
– First Place Pastels/Floral (Professional) – “Royal Grande Iris” by Pat Thompson
– First Place Pencil/Animals and Birds – “Goldfish” by Danny Avins
– Second Place Pencil/Landscape – “Trees Landscape” by Danny Avins
– First Place Pencil/Portraits (Professional) – “Lord Percy’s Castle” by Pat Thompson
– First Place Watercolor/Portraits – “Shawnee Chief” by Terry DeMint
– First Place Watercolor/Seascape (Professional) – “Sharkey’s Beach” by Elaine Lafferty
– Third Place Other/Fiber Arts (Quilting) – “The American Quilt Trail” by Sally White
– Second Place Other/Three-Dimensional Art (Stained Glass) – “Rooster at Sunrise” by Sally White
– First Place Essay/Adams County – “Fairy Tails and Reality” by Belinda Sininger
– First Place Poem/Adams County – “A Loan from God” by Timothy H. McDonough
To learn more about next year’s Art Show, which is typically held in May/June of each year, please call 1-800-582-7277 or e-mail info@aaa7.org.