Photographer wins first place in Tahoe art contest |

Photographer wins first place in Tahoe art contest

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Jack Shrawder won first prize in the Tahoe Art League’s September art contest for his 30-by-40-inch photograph of an intricate wildflower titled “Super Symmetry.” This enlarged image draws the viewer intimately into the flower’s botany, exposing exquisite details and complex patterns. Shrawder characterizes himself as an experimentalist with an eclectic interest in digital photography and printmaking. He has brought a high level of image quality reproduction to the Tahoe Basin. To learn more about his artwork, contact him at

Donna Hughes was awarded second prize for her sculpture, “Gremlon and Snakes.” Hughes’ works reflect her American Indian heritage and her love of working “hands on” with clay. A collection of her clay and bronze sculptures are on display at the Tahoe Art Center, 3062 Lake Tahoe Blvd., next to the South Lake Tahoe Visitor Center.

Egon Klementi won third prize for his abstract watercolor, “The Meadow.” Using subtle color and mastery of watercolor technique, this versatile artist makes an elegant and pleasing statement. Check to see more examples of his work, or call (775) 588-8895 to make an appointment for a tour of his studio.

The winning art is on display at the Lake Tahoe Community College Library and can be viewed online at To appreciate some of the best art available in the Tahoe Basin, attend the Annual Fine Art Expo from noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 in the Edgewood Tahoe Clubhouse. Artist receptions both evenings at 7 p.m. will be hosted by the Tahoe Art League and are free to the public.

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