Goffinet wins best of show at LAC art exhibit


Teri Fuller-O’Brien (left) discusses her marble sculpture entitled “Leaves” with Susan Stewart during the opening reception for the 2013 LaFontaine Arts Council Regional Fine Arts Show, held at the Robert E. Wilson Gallery at Huntington University. Photo by Steve Clark.

Sue A. Goffinet, of Alexandria, won the best of show award at the LaFontaine Arts Council's Regional Art Show.

An opening reception for the show was held on Wednesday, July 31, and the arwork will remain on exhibit through Aug. 28 at the Wilson Gallery in Huntington University's Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Four Huntington artists, Alan Pflieger, Alex Stanley, Teri Fuller-O'Brien and Paul Neely, won awards.

Winners in Class I, which included oil, acrylic, watercolor and drawing media, were Sarah Creason, of Columbia City, first; Perry Olshein, of Tippecanoe, second place; and Sarah Luginbill, of Peru, third.

Pflieger took first place in Class II, which included photography and digital media. Second and third place awards went to Stanley.

Fuller-O'Brien won first and second places in Class III, which included sculpture, ceramics and textiles. Third place went to Wayne Harshberger, of Goshen.

Neely and Marilyn Kruger, of Akron, received judge's awards.

Cash prizes for the winning artists were sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank, Lime City Manufacturing/Insights, Johnson Junction, Innovative Packaging, Bippus State Bank, McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, Matheny Michael Hahn Denman and Nix LLP, Bolinger's Warren Service and Supply, DeLaney Hartburg Roth and Garrott LLC and McVoy Design Studio. The judge's fee was underwritten by Beacon Credit Union and Four Corners Custom Framing.

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Teri Fuller-O'Brien (left) discusses her marble sculpture entitled "Leaves" with Susan Stewart during the opening reception for the 2013 LaFontaine Arts Council Regional Fine Arts Show, held at the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in Huntington University's Merillat Center for the Arts, in Huntington, on Wednesday, July 31. Stewart judged the show beforehand and awarded Fuller-O'Brien's sculpture second place in the show's Class III competition. Entries in the show will be on display in the gallery through Aug. 28.