The 2019 Western Heritage Art Contest, held during Final Friday on July 26 at Carnegie Center for the Arts, announced its winners recently.

Taking first place was Joe Blackburn, whose winning pieces were pottery using Raku firing process and incorporating horse hair as a decorative element.

The other winners were: second place, Patricia Herndon (charcoal); third place, Ed Napodano (charcoal and pencil); honorable mention, Brenda Ackerman (photo) and Sharon Smith (oil).

"Our Western Heritage contest was very successful with six entrants and over 100 visitors for Final Friday," said Carnegie director Bobbi Brown. "I want to thank those who provided wonderful artwork for the Western Heritage contest and offer a special thank you to Dr. R.C. and Mary Trotter for providing the cash prizes for this contest.

"The contest would not be possible without their support."


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