Nine-year-old Rosie Deeley won a first-place blue ribbon for her drawing, "Sunrise on the Ocean." Dee Chirafisi,17, took top prize for a closed-form teapot, and school-teacher Edna Cataldo was awarded best-in9967w ribbon for "Indian Princess," a wall hanging on exhibition at the fall arts, crafts and photography show in Fairfax last Saturday.
Some 85 artists from the metropolitan area exhibited works at the semiannual show, which was sponsored by the Fairfax County Recreation Department and held on the courthouse lawn.
Awards were made in adult and junior categories for oils and acrylics, graphics, watercolors, pottery, textiles, jewelry, table crafts and photography. William Suworoff of the Corcoran Gallery of Art judged all entries; in some categories, less than three winners were picked.
Deeley's crayon drawing of a family trip to Wrightsville Beach, N.C., was done from memory, she said. "aunrise on the Ocean" won the Layton Hall Elementary School student her first blue ribbon in the junior graphics division.
Chirafisi's blue ribbon in junior pottery was one of three prizes awarded her in the show. She also took second place in graphics for an etching, "Child's Menagerie," and placed third in black-and-white photography with "Solitude," a candid portrait of her father. The Springfield High School senior said she plans to attend art school senior said she plans to attend art achool and major in photography or design.
"Indian Princess," Voted best-in-show by popular ballot of the exhibition's 300 or more viewers, was a collaborative piece by art teacher Collaborative piece by art teacher Cataldo and Momi Kau, a native of Hawaii who also teaches art at Hayfield High School. The two artists estimated that they spent at least two months constructing the large cereamic and yarn wall hanging. Which dominated the show with its size and originality.
Lawyer Royce Spence of Annandale won the blue ribbon in adult black-and-white photography for a Portuguese market scene. Second place went to James Edgbert and third to Richard Cantewell. Winner in the youth black-and-white competition was Jacqueline Heitchue, who took both first and second place over Chirafist.
In color photography, the top adult winner was Meri Fraser, followed by James Edgbert and Richard Giza. Junior color winners were Douglas Petersen, first placeand Caroline Brangan, second.
Fairfax housewife Ronnie Offen, an art major in college, was named first-place winner in the adult watercolor category for her oriental brush painting. "Morning Glories." Number two and three watercolor ribbons were taken by Jean Hattersley and Tom Spitzer. Junior watercolorists Sarah Russo and Caryll Deeley won first and second place.
Professional artist Eleanor Harris won the adult oils and acrylics blue ribbon for "Big M," Which sold before show's end, she reported. Other winners were C.E. Whowalter, second place and Timothy Sedman, third place. Honorable mentions in this category went to Greg Spinner and Felix Bowen.
Ribbon-winners in adult graphics included Carole Morales, first place; Vicki Morse, second, and Carol Noe, third. honorable mention went to Mary Garbacz. Adult craft ribbons were also awarded in pottery to Joan Jordan,first place; Debra Bell, second; Margot Borg; third; and Cataldo, honorable mention.
Wall decor top winner was Dennis Cote, with H.Downing taking second. First-prize in table crafts went to Jeanne Goldfarb and third to K.Guy (there was no second place winner).Single blue-ribbon winners were named in two other adult crafts: Hal Moore in jewelry and Mary Ellen Larkins in textilestuated by the