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Cleo Vilett with her piece that won three awards including people’s choice.

Congratulations to the following artists for the recognition they received at Capitola Plein Air (California) this month!

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Wendy Brayton with Dug Waggoner and her first place award winner
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Wendy Brayton, “Good Morning Capitola,” 20 × 20, oil

Judge Dug Waggoner awarded the following ribbons at the event:

First Place: Wendy Brayton, “Good Morning Capitola,” 20 × 20, oil

Second Place: Scott Hamill, “Jacks Place, Pleasure Point,” 18 × 24, oil

Honorable Mentions:
Durre Waseem, “With My Morning Coffee,” 12 × 16, oil
David Savellano, “Uniquely Capitola,” 12 × 18, watercolor
Robin Berry, “Mellow Yellow,” watercolor
Cleo Vilett, “Morning Tribute,” 12 × 16, oil
Paul Rickard, “Morning at New Brighton,” 14 1/2 x 18 1/2, watercolor
Suzi Marquess Long, “From the Sandbar,” 12 × 9, pastel
Sandra Cherk, “Bridges,” 12 × 18, pastel
Justin Owens, “Morning View of Opal Cliff,” 8 × 10, oil
Wendy Brayton, “After Hours,” 12 × 24, oil
Chris Potter, “New Brighton Cliffs,” 12 × 16, oil
Mark Monsarrat, “Under the Wharf,” 16 × 20, oil
Ellen Howard, “Bikini Girls”, 8 × 8, oil

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Artists’ Choice winning painting by Durre Waseem

The following art awards were not awarded by the judge, but by the artists, attendees, and community organizations:

Artists’ Choice: Durre Waseem, “A Charm Through the Trestles,” 14 × 18, oil

People’s Choice: Cleo Vilett, “Morning Tribute,” 12 × 16, oil

Community Awards:

Capitola Village and Wharf Business Improvement Association: Cleo Vilett

Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce: David Savellano

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