Founder's Day Luncheon and Awards

posted Apr 27, 2010, 11:20 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Apr 27, 2010, 11:32 AM by Rudy Guernica ]
The League of Reston Artists celebrated the opening of their April Founder's Exhibit with a luncheon and reception on Sunday, April 11th at the Lake Anne RCC in Reston.
LRA was founded in 1967 by nine artists who had great vision for the arts on Reston.  Three of the original founders were present at the champagne luncheon - Joyce Duke, Nancy Erickson and Patricia Macintyre.  Each founder was presented with an honorary lifetime membership award to LRA for their many years of service and support.  Lassie Corbett a working artist in Reston was also a founder and honoree, but was not in attendence.  In addition to honoring these founders, an honoary membership was given to Joe Miller, a master photographer and teacher who has contributed years of service to the organization.
The three founders were also the judges for the April member's exhibit.  Patricia Macintrye was the sponsor of the awards and presented these at the reception following the luncheon.  This exhibit is on display until May 3, 2010.
Best-in-Show:  George Thigpin - "Afganistan"
First Place:  Betty Ganley - "Hitchhiker"
Second Place:  Roberta Thole - "After Pompeii"
Third Place:  Mary Rainey-Medlin - "Dancing on Lake Anne"
Honorable Mentions:
  Patricia Bason - "Paper Poppies"
  Pam Coulter-Blehert - "Splash" & "Vale Schoolhouse"
  Anita Damron - "Razzle Dazzle"
  Karen Danenberger - "Sunset at Boat Meadow"
  Leo Deege - "Teton Peaks on Clouds"
  Norma Lasher - "Salt Lick Trail" & "St. John's Island"
  Gennara Moore - "White Noise"
  Regina Petrecca - "Grand Canyon"
  Yasuko Stulz - "View of Winter"
The luncheon was organized by LRA members - Gennara Moore, catering and decorations; P'Delia Chisholm, graphics; Karen Danenberger, history display; Cheryl Parsons, President of LRA, organization of exhibit and luncheon;  Ellis Rosenberg and Alfonso Ong, photographers.