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Artists participate in first juried show hosted by CAAL
About 22 artists exhibited 52 pieces of art work during the first judged art show hosted by the Coldspring Area Art League (CAAL) Saturday. Winning artworks from Saturday's show, held at the Coldspring United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, are eligible to be entered in the Lone Star Art Guild show during a convention which is scheduled to be held July 19-20 at the Woodland's Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Guests from Livingston, Lufkin, Houston, Deer Park and Tomball participated in Saturday's show. The top award went to Barbara Millette from Tomball Art League who took "Best in Show" for her sculpture titled "Spring Meadow." "Best Floral" was awarded to artist Lisa Shewmaker from Coldspring Area Art League. It was titled "Magnolia." Shewmaker also took first place honors with her painting titled "Rocking chair" and second place with her painting titled "Kate." Other than taking "Best in Show" for her pottery, Millette also won a second place ribbon and a third place ribbon in the crafts category. Members of the Coldspring Area Art League meet at the Coldspring Community Center every first Monday of the month at 1 p.m. The Coldspring Area Art League is a member of the Lone Star Art Guild, the mother organization of about 20 art leagues or clubs within a 200 mile radius of Houston. The object of the guild is to advance the study and dissemination of fine art in all its forms.