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‘Call it the Blues’ Art Show Winners Announced

As an addition to this year’s lineup of Tinner Hill Blues Festival offerings, a juried art show titled “Call it the Blues” will open this Friday at FIRSTfriday of Falls Church and remain on view at Art and Frame of Falls Church throughout the blues festival weekend until the end of June.

The show assembles works that focus on the meaning of the “blues” from an artists’ perspective. Deborah Conn took first place with her painting “Baseman.” Second place went to John Maier for “Blues on Ice,” and Magruder Murray’s “Base Blues” took third. Cash prizes will go to the winners. Other artists whose work will appear in the show include Isabelle Babington, Marsha Brown, Cheryl Bearss, Garrick Boyd, Jim Dieter, Nancy Garcia, Joe Crow Heller, Magruder Murray, Terri Rea, Jacqlyn Sickler, Rena Selim and Dane Tilghman.

The juried art show was organized by Irena Chambers, special project director for the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. Chambers, a Falls Church resident and artist, has worked to bring the first-time effort to the attention to a variety of regional artists and arranged for the show to be juried by Philadelphia artist Kitty Caparella.

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