In jurying the art exhibition for the 12th annual Elinor Bartholomew Fine Arts Festival at St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Mary Vaughan and Kari Stofer looked for unifying elements in the submitted pieces.
"We spent a lot of time with each piece and I think each one is worthy of comment, is worthy of spending time to look at and we are very, very honored that we were chosen to do this," Stofer, who is curator of exhibits at the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, told the assembled crowd before announcing award recipients. "We both have our own opinions and we worked them out, I think."
Awards were given at the show's reception Saturday afternoon. About 50 pieces are included in the show, which will be on display in the basement of the church at 422 N. Burlington Ave. through the end of the month.
Vaughan, an artist who splits her time between Hastings and Santa Rosa, Calif., gave a gallery talk following the announcement of awards, as did Omaha iconographer Jane Tan Creti.