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July 3, 2013
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Four Nevada County artists make State Fair competition

Results of the 2013 California Fine Art exhibition at the State Fair were released last week with four Nevada County artists receiving Awards of Merit for their submitted pieces.

Those artists include Tom Banwell for “Crocodile Brass Band,” LeeAnn Brook for “Interlude,” Miriam Morris for “Chicken Little” and James Mullen for “Self-Portrait with Mother,” according to the State Fair.

The is the second time Brook has had a piece of work accepted in the exhibition. The first being in 2008. She said the level of competition is difficult with the level of work being “extremely high.” There were more than 1,600 entires for the 2013 State Fair Fine Art competition. Only 180 were accepted.

The complete exhibit of 180 works will be on display during the State Fair from July 12 to 28, at Cal Expo in Sacramento.

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The Union Updated Jul 4, 2013 07:33AM Published Jul 3, 2013 11:46PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.