The Center For Art & Education in Van Buren will hold its annual Adult Art Competition opening reception 1-4 p.m today at 104 N. 13th St. This juried competition awarded $1,700 in cash prizes.


• Hannah Jeremiah won top prize, Richard and Helen Hodo Juror’s Choice Award, for her entry titled "Gum."


• Teresa Schlabach and Michael Rowland received first place for their fabric art titled "Blue Anemone."


• Pamela Boulden received second place for "War Bird."


• Jennifer Dillard received third place for "Cecil Dawn."


• Jon M. Williams received the Vera Lafoy Portraiture Award for "American Portrait No. 3 — Cornelius."


• Amanda Whaling received Ethel Ashley Founders Award for "Indian Creek."


• Karen Brannon received Helen Hallum Pastel Award for "Prairie Grove Battlefield."


• Teresa Schlabach and Michael Rowland received Doris Echols Color Award for "Autumn Forest."


• Charlotte Lockhart received Carolyn Holmes Perspective Award for "Daisies."


• Vicki Fleming received Alice Adele Boatright Award — Architectural for "58 Stude."


• Michele Jackson received Amie Fellwock Watercolor Award for "Hold the door Please."


• Laura Burnett received Mildred U. Peak Mixed Media Award for "Feel the Burn."


• David Whitt received Abstract Award for "The Revealing."


• David Beckman received honorable mention for "Iwo."


• Elizabeth Hill received honorable mention for "Jean’s Trip to Mexico" and "Butterfly Garden."


• Twila Capshaw received honorable mention for "Caverns No. 2."


• Stephen Holmes received honorable mention for "Quarantine."


On display is more than 100 artworks by 50 local and regional artists. Featured artwork includes a wide range of medium, subjects and styles — oil, acrylic, drawing, pastel, watercolor, animals, people, abstracts, still life, landscapes and more. The exhibition is free and open to the public through Friday, Sept. 25th.


To find out more information about all of CAE’s programs and upcoming events, go to art-ed.org or to register please call (479) 474-7767.


This column is produced by the River Valley Arts Coalition, whose mission is to inform citizens and visitors of the available fine art exhibition and education opportunities in Fort Smith and surrounding region. We also want to tell the stories of the people who make the local art scene such a vibrant and important part of our community. To send comments or for more information on the River Valley Arts Coalition contact lmeluso@fsram.org.