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Best of the Region art winners announced and now showing in The Hall at Manassas City Hall

Now showing until April 6 in the Hall at Manassas City Hall, the Best of the Region Art Show featuring the work of artists from this region.  This juried show is presented by p-ART-ners professional network with sponsorships from Arcadia Art Studio, Art Guild of Clifton, Diesel Easel, Manassas Art Guild and Prince William Art Society.

Winners were selected by Judge Rosemary Gallick, professor of art and art history at Northern Virginia Community College.  “The Best of Region 2018 show encompasses a great variety of styles, subject matter and techniques. The exhibition displays a variety of artistic categories and embraces abstractions, still life’s, landscapes and portraiture in a wide range of techniques. In each category, the artists showed mastery of their chosen medium, ranging from oil, acrylic, watercolor, engraving, colored pencil and photography,” said Gallick

The 2018 First Place goes to Flowing Music in Megapolis by Svetlana Monachova of Alexandria.  The colors of the undulating composition with blaring musicians in a cityscape provided a fluid visual and auditory sensation.

Second Place winner is Unassumed Beauty by Mary Reilly of Creative Brush Studios.  The skin tones of the woman with her downward glance provide a strong contrast to the dark background.

Third Place goes to Converse by Roza Sharifi.  “This carefully rendered painting of 2 black and white sneakers is whimsical and delightful,” said Gallick.

Honorable mentions go to Amarylis and Apples by Chong Teasley, Plateau by Walter Arista, and Peggy’s Cove Boat Dock by Dennis Dubois.
These pieces and more can be viewed at 9027 Center Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are free to the public.  Exhibits in The Hall at City Hall rotate on a monthly basis and include different forms of visual art.  For more information about art in the City of Manassas, visit

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