GEARHART - The Trail's End Art Association celebrates its only judged show all year with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Trail's End Art Center, 656 A St. in Gearhart.

The 55th annual show is open to TEAA members and nonmembers, with age categories for adults and for children 16 and younger. Media categories include watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, collage, pen and ink or pencil, prints, fiber art, sculpture and soft sculpture. Artwork in the exhibition, which runs through Aug. 30, is appropriate for families.

Three local art experts were chosen to bestow awards and prizes to the participating artists.

Roy Garrison is a well-known artist and educator in Clatsop County. Specializing in bronze sculpture, he has taught art at Clatsop Community College for 36 years, covering classes in art history, sculpture, watercolor, ceramics, jewelry making and design.

Debbie Roberts, gallery director of Valley Bronze Gallery in Astoria, began her art career as an artisan for Valley Bronze Foundry. She is a self-taught silk painter and does framed pieces as well as wearable silk art.

Art collector and former Sumi-e painter Lou Sayer was raised and educated in Japan, and has a lifelong interest in Oriental art. She believes art is vital to a life well lived.

The annual Juried Exhibition is the only Trail's End exhibit open to nonmembers. Awards will be announced during the opening reception. Look for photos and descriptions of the winning entries in The Daily Astorian.

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