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[Click to enlarge view of crowd The winners in the competition of Anguilla's International Art Festival were revealed on January 10th, 1998 during a reception at the Sonesta Resort. Artists came from around the world to Anguilla last summer to take part in the island's first festival. Upon returning home each created an art work inspired by Anguilla and submitted it to a competition here. 42 entries were received and judged by an international art jury.

Verna Hart of New York won the first prize of US$10,000 for her work, "Fresh Catch". Second prize was split between Lynne Bernbaum of Anguilla ("Goat Central") and Virginia Hobart of California ("Island Dream"). Honorable mentions went to Louise Brooks of Anguilla ("A Glimpse of Anguilla"), Claudia Post, an American living in St. Maarten ("The White House"), Martin Hitzig of the USA ("White House", a popular topic), Kathleen Field of the USA ("Anguillian Sunset") and Lester Gunter, a Jamaican living in NY ("Valley Goats").

The paintings are on display until January 31st at the Sonesta, daily from 10am to Noon and 4pm-6pm. Many are also for sale. Prices range from $375 to $4800.

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2nd International Arts Festival

 Revised: December 22, 1998

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