St. Charles County, Missouri – The winner of the 2014 Paint Your County Parks art contest is Marty Coulter of Washington, Missouri for his beautiful oil and ink painting of the lake at Klondike Park. Coulter received a $1,000 purchase prize for his winning artwork that will hang in the St. Charles County Parks Administrative Office, located at 201 N. Second Street St. in St. Charles. Juror and former contest winner, Janet Fons, chose the award-winning painting during a reception at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles on Nov. 6. Tina Krauss of Florissant, Missouri and Linda Wilmes of Wentzville, Missouri were awarded honorable mentions. Krauss and Wilmes both used acrylic paint for their portraits of Indian Camp Creek Park.
Thirty-four painters entered the free art competition, which was open to Missouri and Illinois artists. After the winning announcement, guests were able to converse with the artists about their paintings.
The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department plans to schedule another Paint Your County Parks art contest next year. Mark your calendar! Registration will begin August 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015 and the reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 12. For more information about the program, contact the Parks Department at 636.949.7535.
To view photos of this year’s reception, visit www.stccparks.org and click on “Photo Gallery” on the left side of the page.
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