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Art of the Avocado competition winners announced


Last updated 4/24/2018 at 1:19am

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Art of the Avocado winning artists include, from left, Ruth Hess, Anne Youngblood, Diane Haydon, Denise Gillen, Annah Hill, Bill Pratt, Lou Taucher and Chris Cannariato.

FALLBROOK - Judging for the Art of the Avocado competition was held April 8 at Brandon Gallery. Awards were presented to the the winning artists who attended the private reception that day.

There is still time to vote for the "People's Choice Award" by visiting the Brandon Gallery, 105 North Main Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the Avocado Festival, April 15. The winner will be notified that evening and posted on where photos of all the winners can also be found.

The contest is sponsored by Fallbrook Propane Gas Co. For more information, contact Anita Kimzey,

The winners are:

Merrill Everett Memorial Award:

Denise Gillen, Fallbrook – "The Lady of Guacamole"

George Bamber Memorial Award:

Victoria Huff, Fallbrook – "Thou Shalt not Steal"

Chamber's Pick:

Anne Youngblood, Fallbrook – "Stained Glass Avocados"

Holy Guaca-Moly Award:

Debbie Forbes, Fallbrook – "Urgent Care Package"

Honorary Mayor Award:

Diane Hayden, Fallbrook – "The Heavenly Luscious Fruit"

Avocado Festival Chairman Award:

Mike Hess, Nevada – "Fallbrook Favorite"

Photography Category:

Bill Pratt, Fallbrook – "The Guacamole Tree"

2-Dimensional First Place:

Annah Hill, Fallbrook – "Baby Avocado"

Chris Bamber, left, poses with photographer Bill Pratt and his first place winning photograph "The Guacamole Tree" during the Art of the Avocado Contest, April 8.

2-Dimensional Second Place:

Chris Cannariato, Escondido – "Hatch'n Avocados"

2-Dimensional Third Place:

Vic MacKenzie, Fallbrook – "Avocado Thief"

3-Dimensional First Place:

Jan Greenwald, Fallbrook – "I'm Hungry"

3-Dimensional Second Place:

Lou Taucher, Valley Center – "Grandfather Clock-a-moly"

3-Dimensional Third Place:

Brenda Buffalin, Blue Jan – "Helping Avocado's"


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