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FAYETTEVILLE – The Franklin County Art Alliance’s 48th Annual Exhibition opened on Sunday, June 2 with a tea and award ceremony where over $1000 worth of awards were presented.

The show continues through June 6.

Paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures by area artists will be on display from 2-7 p.m. Wednesday an Thursday at Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive in Fayetteville.  

The largest art exhibition to be held annually in Franklin County, the Art Alliance show features 337 watercolors, oils, pastels, prints, drawings and sculpture. Door prizes will be awarded each day throughout the show: original works of art by Alliance members, including last year’s Best of Show winner Dee Henry.  

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The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 717-816-7568.

More than 50 works were selected to receive awards, which were presented at the ceremony attended by over one hundred visitors on Sunday.

Andrea Finch with er Best of Show entry. ( Photo by Dallas Coble)

Art Alliance Show Chair Anne Finucane presented the Northwood Books Best of Show award to Andrea Finch of Chambersburg for her “Magnolia Grandiflora III”.

Judges for the show were Rob Evans and Glenn Blue, from Wrightsville, PA.

The FCAA Membership Award, chosen from among all adult entries for a work of exceptional merit, was presented to Kent Roberts of Shippensburg, for his drawing “The Windsprite”.

The Mabel Rossman Award, chosen for best use of color in an oil or acrylic painting, was earned by Jacquelyn Hamilton of Waynesboro, for her painting “Heaven Scent”.

Many high school students earned awards in the Alliance show, with the FCAA Membership Award for a student of exceptional talent going to Ashley Bumbaugh of Waynesboro Area Senior High School for her watercolor portrait “Sarah Barrett”.

The James Patterson Memorial Award for student work was presented to Waynesboro Area Senior High student Abi Bumbaugh of Waynesboro for her watercolor “You’ve Still Got Your Hands on my Life”; the Ralph Snider Scholarship Award went to Olivia Harmon of James Buchanan Senior High for her acrylic “Reflection”.

The John Heckman D.D.S. 1st place award for student work was earned by Ella Milback of Greencastle Senior High for her “Pursuit of Perfection”.

The Heckman 2nd place award went to Maximiliano Raulli of Chambersburg Senior High for “Nocturnal”, and the Dirk and Dallas Coble Award for 3rd place to Vincent Castillo of Greencastle Senior High for “Paschal Lamb”.

The Eric Miller Award for 4thplace student work went to of Angel Walker of Shippensburg Area Senior High for his “Self-Portrait” in oil.

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