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Kern Council of Governments Displays 2011 Art Contest Winners at Local Locations

by Vaun Thygerson
Staff writer and mother of three

Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG) will display the winning entries of its 2011 Art Contest throughout the county.  For the second consecutive year, Kern COG and the Arts Council of Kern hosted an art contest whose theme was centered around transportation with the theme, Passenger Rail – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.  Local artists were invited to submit renderings of passenger rail, present or future, in graphic art, digital art, painting, photography, or sculpture.

Among the numerous entries, judges chose three local winners.  Best in Show - Katherine Young-Beck; First Place in Digital Art - Scott McDonald; and First Place in Sketch Art - Greg Hauss.  Sponsored prizes of $1000 and $500 were awarded to the recipients along with award certificates.

The winning artworks will be showcased in public buildings throughout Kern County in 2012, used at Kern COG outreach events, and posted on the agency’s website at

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