Winners are announced at Fence Salon show

The winners of the 2012 Fence Salon exhibition were announced Friday night at the Arts Center of the Capital Region during the monthly Troy Night Out.
The Fence Salon, an annual exhibition open to members of the Arts Center in Troy, had a record number of submitted pieces, 511, from 241 artists. The exhibition runs through July 15.

Jim Richard Wilson, director of the Opalka Gallery at the Sage Colleges in Albany, was the juror of this year’s show. He picked 50 pieces for the Fence Select show, which runs from July 27 through Aug. 31. He also selected the winners.

The President’s Award, which includes a solo exhibition in the President’s Gallery at the Arts Center during next year’s Fence Show, went to Channing Lefebvre, for his piece “Associations 117,” 2011.

Adult artists winning $100 awards were John Hampshire for “Labyrinth 276: Tornadic Panorama,” 2011; Gary Masline “Disconnected,” 2012; Wendy Ide Williams “Flare of Flexibility,” 2011; and Sandra Dwileski “Bramble,” 2011.

In the children’s category, $25 awards went to Christopher Quinones for “Zow,” 2012; Lily Eastman, “Reflections of My Purple Purse,” 2011; Devannie Simpson, “Patchwork Tree,” 2012; and Olivia Howie, “Untitled,” 2012.

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