Chattahoochee ladies strike blue-ribbon paydirt at district art contest

From keen-eyed shutterbugs to world-class painters and even innovative scrapbookers and steady-handed quilters, Chattahoochee boasts more than its share of exceptionally talented artists and craftspersons, with creative bents that run the gamut – unbound by genre or tradition for its own sake.

Rarely has this paradigm been more evident than this past weekend, when Chattahoochee Women’s Club members swept the competition in a regional arts and crafts show in Panama City, bringing home an impressive haul of first place ribbons and other accolades. Organized by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs: Florida, the annual District 2 Arts and Crafts Meeting included scores of entries representing a vast assortment of arts and crafts disciplines, submitted by top talent in women’s clubs from around the Panhandle. 

Chattahoochee Women’s Club members who departed Panama City this past Saturday with ribbons in hand included: Alicia Coon, whose enhanced photo “Silver Lake” garnered both first place in its category and “Best-in-Show” overall; Lann Boyd, whose Hurricane Michael scrapbook was festooned with a blue first-place ribbon; Diann Smith, whose lush, colorful Valentine’s Day wreath placed second in its category; Janet Palm, first-place winner times two, thanks to her winning quilt wall-hanging entry and first-place enhanced feature photo, “Child and Dog.” Judges gave Palm’s “Dragonfly” painting an honorable mention at the show, as well. 

Linda Kranert boasted a blue-ribbon trifecta of a showing, earning first-place for three separate photographs in three separate categories: “Caught in the Act” (portrait), “Sunset at Flabama” (scenic) and “Dad’s Pride” (person feature). 

View all seven winning entries here.


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