Local Artists Win Big at Kern County Fair 2009

FRAZIER PARK (Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, 1:45 p.m.)—Lockwood Valley artist Michelle Nosco won four awards at the Kern County Fair this weekend, including three first place ribbons and two Best of Show. The two Best of Show works were awarded for her "Ohoyo-wolf" portrait in the Professional Art category and "Carousel-Kern County Fair 2009" in the Plein Air division. Also earning a first place ribbon was her "Santa-122 days til Christmas" in the Decorative Painting category; and "Koi" won the Bakersfield Art Association Professional Award. You can see Michelle’s work at the fair in the Fine Art Building #4 from September 23-October 4.

It was a group effort for the Stolting family of Cuddy Valley whose entry "On The Trail West" in the Outdoor Scene Competition garnered them a second place ribbon. Mother Mary Kay and daughters Sabrina and Samantha took a 10′ x 20′ plot and landscaped it by using plants "raided" from their own yards and loaned cacti from a Bakersfield nursery. The covered wagon was built by father Jim.

This is part of the September 25, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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