Marian Hagins Memorial Arts Competition 2014

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The Marian Hagins' Memorial Art Competition was started in 1981 by the three children of Marian Hagins, in loving memory of their mother who "understood that art is the past, present, and future", as written by Mrs. Inez Plyler in 1983. Marian studied commercial art at The Washington School of Art under the tutelage of Dayrell Kortheur, Paul Bartlett, and Russel Henderson, and took workshops from John Brady, Dean Barber, Boyce Kendrick and many others who influenced her love and talents in the arts. She loved to experiment with many different types of painting materials and mediums, and developed life-long friendships with other local artists. This mutual love of art led Marian and friends to start the The Lancaster County Art League in 1954, as a means to help further the arts as well as provide a meeting place for artists and art lovers to share their love of the arts. The Art League and the Arts Council are not just for artists - they are for anyone who loves art and wants to learn. 

The annual competition is open to any resident of Lancaster County of high school age and older, for paintings done in the last two years. This year it is being sponsored by the Hagins Family, the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, and the Lancaster County Art League.

Marian's children also established a trust fund which provides for the following awards:

First Place - $250.00

Second Place - $125.00

Third Place $75.00

Fourth Place - $50.00

Four Honorable Mentions - $10.00 each

People's Choice - $25.00

Click here to download the 2015 Marian Hagins Art Competition Entry form

2014 Honorable Mentions and Winners
Honorable Mentions
 Donna Pittman- "A Gift of Wonder"
Ruth Paul- "God's Country"
Gary Williams- "Sail Away"
Frank Palazzolo- "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"
Betty Hodges- "Raggedy Renovation" | 4th Place
Frances Story- "The Green Door" | 3rd Place
Bill Bradley- "Morning of Egrets" | 2nd Place
Mary Moseley- "Be Fruitful" | 1st Place 
To Be Announced Oct. 28 | People's Choice Award 
Click here for more information about this year's guest juror, Fran Gardner, Professor at USC Lancaster. 

MH14/DSCN1978.JPGMary Moseley- "Be Fruitful"  1st place winner
 MH14/DSCN2028.JPGBill Bradley- "Morning of Egrets" 2nd place winner
 MH14/DSCN1973.JPGFrances Story- 'The Green Door" 3rd place winner
MH14/DSCN2023.JPGBetty Hodges- "Raggedy Renovation" Fourth place winner 
MH14/DSCN2016.JPG Donna Pittman- "A Gift of Wonder" Honorable Mention
MH14/DSCN1993.JPGRuth Paul- "God's Country" Honorable Mention
MH14/DSCN2005.JPGGary Williams- "Sail Away" Honorable Mention
MH14/DSCN2026.JPGFrank Palazzolo- "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" Honorable Mention

To view the submissions to the Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition, please visit our Facebook page or come to the Springs House. The competition will be on display through the month of October.