State Fair winners include local artists |

State Fair winners include local artists

Five artists from Nevada County made it into the fine arts division of the California State Fair and won awards. They were among 190 to get in out of nearly 1,500 entries. Four of the awards were in sculpture and three in painting. LeeAnn Brook of Nevada City won an Award of Merit with her acrylic canvas, shown above. The other artists are James Mullen, Spencer McClay and Valerie Lenwell – all of Grass Valley – and Jane Welles of Nevada City. The fair continues in Sacramento through Sept. 1. Weekend times are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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