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Bay School opens juried arts show

The Bay School Community Arts Center opened its fifth annual juried art show, Art Speaks on the Bay, on Saturday with a reception and awards presentation.

The show, featuring works by 85 Virginia artists, runs through June 3. The opening was attended by 228 artists and art lovers and was catered by volunteers under the direction of Janice Moore and Marsha Carlton, a Bay School culinary instructor and assistant.

Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection educator and manager for statewide programs and exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, served as juror of the show. He selected 95 two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces from 358 entries from artists across the state. Allison judged the show the morning of the opening and awarded 21 cash prizes totaling more than $5,000. 

Four new prizes were awarded this year, including two purchase awards. Chee Rickett’s watercolor, Dreamer’s View, and Jo Kennedy’s acrylic, Blue House in Provence, were chosen for...

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