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Local artist Bates wins first place at fair


Last updated 6/15/2018 at 7:44pm

Fallbrook artist Jim Bates poses with "Mika," his first-place winning painting at the San Diego County Fair.

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook watercolor painter Jim Bates won a first place blue ribbon in the "Representational Animals" category of the San Diego County Fair Fine Art Exhibition for his painting, "Mika."

Bates also took home an honorable mention in the "Representational Landscapes" category for "Dejeuner Sur la Dordogne." From more than a thousand entries, about half were accepted for judging.

The awards were presented May 31, at a reception for the artists whose work will be on display for the duration of the fair that opened June 1 and continues through July 4.

A selection of Bates' paintings will also be displayed at Z Cafe in Bonsall, June 5 through Sept. 4.

"Dejeuner Sur la Dordogne" by Jim Bates wins an honorable mention at the San Diego County Fair in a competition that had more than 1,000 entries.


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