PENDLETON — Three judges presented 16 awards to participants in the Pendleton Artists Society’s “Art Studies Show,” which opened during the group’s First Friday event at Gallery 119 on Friday.

There were 50 entries to the show, which is comprised of artwork that has been done in a class or a copied work that has been done to improve artist skill.

Judging was a collaborative effort by local artists Fran Auker, Diane Burrell and Chicqiela Elbert-Valazco.

Patrick Klusner won first place and a prize and $200 for his oil painting “Young Woman with Water Pitcher.”

Sandy Hall placed second ($75 prize) with “Where Is My Star,” an acrylic work on Yupo paper, while John Erwin placed third ($50 rize) with an etching, “Looking for Someone to Devour.”

The People’s Choice winner, determined by votes cast during the show opening, was Barry Gray for “’Fox Trots’ Winter Snow,” an acrylic piece ($25 prize).

Merit Awards were presented to: Linda Lau, “Think Spring,” watercolor; Barry Gray, “’Fox Trots Winter Snow,” acrylic; Ellen Shaw, “Ring and Bracelet,” jewlery; Margi Prim, “HR Townsend Winter,” oil; Katie King, untitled, cranotype solar photo.

Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Sandra Hall, “Second Cup-Another Day,” acrylic; Terri Best, “Hay Bale,” acrylic; Pat Thompson, “Long Boats,” acrylic; Barry Gray, “Bare Bones,” acrylic; Brenda Jarrett, “Whoooo Are You?” watercolor; Greg Gearlds, “Red, Red Wine,” acrylic/charcoal; Sonja Rees, “Early Autumn,” watercolor.

The show was sponsored by Dr. Kenneth Lau.

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