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By Judy Edelblute

February 17, 2016 (San Diego) - Rancho Bernardo artist Vita Sorrentino won second place in the 53rd annual Lenten Art Show at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 3502 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. Lee Sie, Clairemont, won first place, and Tamara Stautland, Mission Hills, won third place.

East County artists receiving Honorable Mention awards were Ann Keyes and Ann Schwartzwald, La Mesa,  Anita Chateau, east Chula Vista and Abigail Kurtz Migala, Spring Valley. Other East County artists in the show include Mary Louise Neal-Bulow and Jody Abssy, Cherokee Point; Gloria Galbarith and Anita Chateau, east Chula Vista; Judy A. Sawyer, La Mesa; Susan Hewitt, Vance Komula and Sandra Seckington, Lakeside; and Gwen Small, Talmadge.

The show, which has the theme "In the Beginning," will run February 14-March 27 in the church sanctuary. Juror Professor Eugene Harris, Pt. Loma Nazarene University, chose 48 works by 37 artists for the show.

The awards ceremony will be Saturday, February 20, at 1:30 p.m.  The Japanese musical duo Blue Kanon will perform.  The show is open for free public viewing 10am-4pm all the Saturdays until Easter (February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, and 26).  To arrange to see the show outside these hours, call the church office, 858-273-1480.

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