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Winners for 25th Annual Self-Portrait Exhibition at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery named

Adele Castillo of Mechanicsville, Va. was awarded first place in the 25th Annual Artist Self-Portrait Exhibition at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery for her acrylic painting Conversation.

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The acrylic Conversation by Adele Castillo of Mechanicsville, Virginia was awarded first place. Courtesy Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery

Exhibition judge Alexis Joyner, retired professor of art at Elizabeth City State University, commented “The painting has a very pleasing use of color, and the play between the shape of the negative space and the imagery makes for a strong unified composition. The leading lines in the piece create continuous visual movement.”

Joyner also selected two artists from the 42 who entered the Exhibition for Excellence Awards. The first went to George Cheeseman of Manteo for the watercolor Me as My Doppelganger. The second Excellence Award went to Carolina Coto of Kill Devil Hills for mixed media work Golden Hour in Paradise. 

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Mixed media work Golden Hour in Paradise by Carolina Coto of Kill Devil Hills earned an excellence award. Courtesy Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery

Four Honorable Mention ribbons were presented to Michael Ehlbeck of Tarboro for color pencil work Eat Up America; Michael Halminski of Waves for the photography presentation Reflection 2020; Hanna Jubran of Grimesland for the steel sculpture Universe of the Mind; and Shirley Ruff of Southern Shores for an encaustic titled Christina’s Earrings.

The 25th Annual Artist Self-Portrait Exhibition will be on display at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head through the July 4 holiday. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For additional information, call 252-441-6584.

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