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First place: "Coastal Road," by Tamara Magers, oil

Gallery names Christmas show winners

PENDLETON — Gallery 119 announced the winners of its Christmas in Pendleton Art Show on Friday, Nov. 5.
Tamara Magers won first place (and a $75 prize) for her oil painting “Coastal Road.”
Bruce Neckar’s prisma, oil and rag piece, titled “Best Friend,” took second (and $40); Diane Burrell earned third place (and $30) for her acrylic work “A Great Day At Falls Park.”
Two artists received the People’s Choice Award (and $20) after visitors to the First Friday cast an equal number of votes for each: John Reynolds’ oil painting “Sheep In The Snow” and Kitty Myers’ clay and copper work “After All, It’s A Small World” earned the honor.
Ann Johnson was the judge for the event, and Jerry and Sharon Wymer were sponsors.

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Johnson also presented nine other awards to participating artists:
Merit Awards:
Lynn Rockwell for “Backyard Hollyhocks,” watercolor
Tamara Magers for “Cycle of Creation,” oil
Brucke Neckar for “Eagle Owl,” prisma, oil and rag
John Reynolds for “Sheep In The Snow,” oil
Kitty Myers for “A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bowl,” stoneware and clay
Honorable Mention
Brenda Morris Jarrett for “Nature’s Jewels,” photography
Barry Gray for “Lincoln — Last Full Measure,” graphite
Barry Gray for “Self Portrait,” graphite
Judy Crist for “Birds In Winter,” watercolor
The Christmas in Pendleton Show runs through November during regular gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
People can also see it during Christmas in Pendleton on Saturday, Nov. 13. The gallery will be open special hours and offer special events that day. See the Christmas in Pendleton special section inside this week’s Times-Post for more details.