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Art Comp 2018 winners announced

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The Chesterton Art Center is proud to announce the winners for the 2018 Art Comp exhibit. Honors were presented Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Opening Reception.

Art Comp is a biennial juried art competition that includes artists from Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan in a variety of mediums. The jurors this year included Gregg Hertzlieb from the Brauer Museum at Valparaiso University, and Lora Fosberg from the Lubeznik Center for the Arts.

The winners included Kathy Los-Rathburn, Best in Show with her “Coal & Coil” watercolor painting, sponsored by the Duneland Resale. First place went to Jimmy Duke Johnston with his acrylic painting, “Still Life of Jars.” Second place went to Lisa George's acrylic painting titled, “South Shore Train in Michigan City.” Third place went to Dina Heijselaar's watercolor, “Reminiscing.”

Media awards were given to Mary Ann Pals (drawing), George Kassal (photography), Deborah Stipanovich (painting), Erin Cramer (mixed media), Joel Pisowicz (3-D), Stephanie Carnell (intaglio print), and Holly Jackson (acrylic). Gift certificates from Glenn L. Firme & Company were given to Sonya Gott (mixed media), and Harold Neulieb (print). A purchase award from the Pines Village Retirement Communities was presented to Kathy Los-Rathburn for “Coal & Coil.”

The generous sponsors for the exhibit included the Duneland Resale, Pines Village Retirement Communities, and 1st Source Bank, as well as Joel Janowski, Dr. Dan Keilman, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, and Glenn L. Firme & Associates.

The 2018 Art Comp exhibit will hang at the Chesterton Art Center until October 3.

The Art Center is at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton.

For more information on this and other upcoming events, visit


Posted 9/14/2018




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