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Prefix 927 Art Show winner claims top prize by a neck

Sally Hogan’s “Felipe La Fleur: Wooden Mexican Carousel Giraffe” was the Prefix 927 Art Show’s top prize winner.
Sally Hogan’s “Felipe La Fleur: Wooden Mexican Carousel Giraffe” was the Prefix 927 Art Show’s top prize winner.

Sally Hogan’s first-place piece at Cambria’s Prefix 927 Art Show was a bit of a stretch … but you don’t have to crane your neck to look at it.

Hogan’s  4½-foot-tall mosaic sculpture, “Felipe La Fleur: Wooden Mexican Carousel Giraffe,” won the top prize at the annual show, on display through Sept. 24 at Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St.

The nontraditional show, features “an eye-catching array of offbeat entries” that are “often humorous, sometimes zany and always creative,” said Kerry Drager, the gallery’s director. Cambria artist and instructor Timothy Roche — past president of the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council and Allied Arts Association of Cambria — served as juror for the show.

Tish Rogers took second prize for the second consecutive year, continuing the carousel theme with her mixed-media sculpture “Around and Around We Go.” Her carousel entry was a more traditional horse.

Third prize was another repeat appearance, this time by Art Van Rhyn (The Cambrian’s cartoonist) for his mixed-media sculpture “The Tweeter.” He also took third prize last year for his Donald Trump sculpture, “The Candidate.”

Patrick Dennis was fourth with his mixed-media piece “For the Birds” (branches filled with birds and small paintings).

Five honorable mentions went to Kathi Rippe (“Techies in Cyber Space,” sculpture); Lana Cochrun (“Hole in One,” acrylic painting); Tom Murphy (“Envy,” acrylic painting); Terry Ogden (“The Thinker,” photograph); and Rosemary Pisciotta (“Rustico,” mixed collage).

The exhibition will be on display from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for the next three weeks.

Details: 805-927-8190 or cambriacenterforthearts.org.

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