And the winners are …

RANCHO SANTA FE — On May 6, the winners of Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild’s Capturing the Moment art exhibit were announced. “The high-quality of art submitted for this exhibition made the judging process very difficult,” Dr. Teri Sowell said.
Sowell, director of exhibitions and collections at the Oceanside Museum of Art, served as the exhibit juror. “The skill of the artists demonstrates masterful technique in combination with a real sense of freshness and spontaneity,” she said. “It was a great pleasure to spend time with the work, and I am thrilled to choose the awards for such an accomplished group.”
The winners were:
— Best of Show: Anne Benckendorff for “Early Morning in La Jolla”
— 1st Place: Rod Lingren for “Evening Lights”
— 2nd Place: Margo Wallace for “Torrey Pines Bluff”
— 3rd Place: Alison Harding for “The Path”
Honorable mentions went to:
— Susan Flanders for “San Diego Spring”
— T. A. Flanagan for “Almost at Ease”
— Ron Spelman for “First Time at the Park”
The artwork may be viewed and/or purchased at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery, located at 6004 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
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