Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's Day Contest - Winners Are Announced

"To you my heart I must resign \ O choose me for your Valentine!" wrote Lt. Col. Simcoe to Sally Townsend in 1779, in the first recorded Valentine in America. We did not have to refer to heart only to help us select winners of our "Show the Love Valentine's Day Art Competition".

The esteemed jury of three Long Island artists: photographer Alan Henriksen, painter Susie Gach Peelle, and wood turner Harry Wicks met at Think Long Island First today to judge the contest entries, on creativity and execution.

Judges at work.
From left: Susie Gach Peelle,
Harry Wicks, Alan Henriksen
Judges tallying scores.
From left: Alan Henriksen,
Susie Gach Peelle, Harry Wicks

And the winners are:
In Adult section
1st Place - Don Dailey
for Hearts and Vines, cherry wood carved love spoon

2nd Place - Anne Breitstein
for October Evening, West Neck Beach, watercolor

3rd Place - Sue Adler
for Happy Hearts, ceramic

In Young Adult section
1st Place - Kelley Marco
for Time Line of Love, ink and acrylic

Don Dailey
Hearts and Vines
1st Place
Adult Section
Kelley Marco
Life Line of Love
1st Place
Young Adult Section

Anne Breitstein
October Evening, West Neck Beach
2nd Place
Adult Section
Sue Adler
Happy Hearts
3rd Place
Adult Section

We still have Popular Vote Awards to choose, so please stop by the store between Friday and Saturday and cast your vote.

Award ceremony takes place at Think Long Island First at 36 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY, on Sunday, February 12th between 2-3 pm.

Thank you to All Contestants for participation and congratulations to the winners!

"Show the Love Valentine Competition" coincides with the first annual Valentine's Fair in Oyster Bay, Celebrating America's First Valentine, and all things love..., organized by Raynham Hall Museum, Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce, and a group of other local businesses. Please see a list of all the festivities taking place in town during the Valentine's Day weekend.

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