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A Virtual Art Contest and Show



      The highlight of our Bonsall Woman's Club March 4, 2021 Zoom General Meeting was our program. It was our first Virtual Art Contest and Show, “Unmasking Our Creativity”. It featured the talents of our very own members.  This program was made possible by the Program Chairman and a skillful member, who knew how to use Microsoft Power Point, a presentation program.    

      When the members learned that this year’s Palomar Art Festival was cancelled, it was suggested that the club hold their own Art Festival as part of the March program.  Within a few days, the announcement went out to the membership.  There would be four categories: Photography, Crafts, Fine Arts and Creative Writing.  Members could submit one item per category. Members were to submit a photo of their entry via email to the program chairman. By the entry deadline, 31 entries were received.

      After numerous test runs everything was ready for the big day. The entries were grouped by category and because this was a voting contest, the name of the member was omitted. The beautiful slide show included background music and a text description of each item. After each category was presented, everyone had the opportunity to vote for their favorite.  Anyone missing the Zoom voting was able to see the entries on the BWC website and vote there.  

       Each category had a “Best in Show” winnerWinners received a $50 cash prize.  The prize money awarded to the winners came directly from a member/sponsor and not the Club Treasury. Another great example of an outstanding member stepping up when needed!   Our winners were:

 Photography - Cheri Poulos for “Sailing the San Blas Islands”

      Marleen DuBona for “Myrtle Gate”

 Yes, that’s right, the BWC judges loved these two entries equally,

resulting in a tie in this category!

Crafts - Bev York for “Stormy” (Cross-Stitch)

Fine Arts - Arlene Fliegler for “Gheppetto” (Acrylic)

Creative Writing - Patty Merriam for “Unmasking 2021” (Poetry)

      Congratulations to all participants! – The contributions have reminded us of the depth and breadth of BWC talents and treasures!


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