Last night's opening for Boquete Artwork's first paneled art exhibition and sale was well attended. Probably 100-200 people showed. Wine and finger food was served and people seemed to enjoy mingling. My friend, Marjorie (Freiburghaus) Goic's painting, 'Momentos Ocre' took 3rd place in the Amateur Division. Her sister, Cynthia, shared a 1st place award in the Professional Division for the painting 'Septimo Cielo'. Her co-winner was Alan Fuentes, for his nude scuplture, 'Le Espere de Un Amor'. Second place professional division went to Howard Hill for his photograph, 'Antelope Canyon Jewel, AZ'. Third place was a direct carving on wood by Octavio Alvarez Bejar, titled 'Cuando un Alma Llega a la Tierra'.
Second place Amateur Division went to Christina Ladesma for her painting 'Daybreak on the Nile', and Robyn Cole, president of Boquete Art Works, took first place for her encaustic and mixed media depiction, 'Authentic Lives'.
The exhibition remains in the library until Dec. 27th.
Third Place, Amateur Division
Honorable mentions, Professional Divison
People's Choice Award, by Mary Beth White