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Ceramic dolls win art contest

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Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. "Indian dolls" by Heidi Humbird won first prize in the Tahoe Art League contest in September.

Heidi Humbird won first prize in the Tahoe Art League September Contest for her entry, two delightful ceramic figures entitled “Indian Dolls.”

Heidi’s abundant creativity is evident in these “Kachina-like” sculptures. Her works are entertaining, unique in form and texture, and often embellished with fanciful detail. Her series of clay dolls have been very popular at this summer’s outdoor art shows. Each doll seems to make a personal connection with its new owner – and vice versa.

Second prize went to Louise Howes for her floral silk painting, “Loves me, Loves me not.” Louise was introduced to painting on silk in a class at the LTCC, while studying with silk artist Addie Chernus.

Louise shifted readily from watercolors to painting with dyes on silk. Her paintings and scarves are noted for their brilliant color and simplicity of design.

Through her works, Louise shares an intimacy with her subject that is captivating. In this silk, the juxtaposition of the detailed flowers with the outlined flowers is striking. The composition conveys empty space as effectively as the figure.

Cindy Tedeschi tied for third prize with her watercolor “Best Friends.” Cindy’s watercolor portrait is a study of a man and his best friend, a black-and-white dog.

The other third prize winner was the watercolor titled, “Dew Drops,” by Carol Swain. The painting is a realistic image of three aspen leaves, backlit by sun, still wet from the morning dew.

The public is welcome to attend two days of festivities and fine art at the premier exhibition of the year: the Art Expo at Edgewood, Oct. 18 to 19.

Artworks by many Tahoe Art League Contest Winners will be on display from noon to 9 p.m. Enjoy the sunset, appetizers, wine and raffles at the artist receptions, 7-8:30 p.m., both evenings.

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