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2023 Members' Exhibition

After the successful opening and judging of the Highlands Art League’s 2023 Members Exhibition, we promise to make this an annual  show. 

Our judges were John and Margaret Bayalis and had a challenging time judging the exhibition due to the high quality work represented. But were able to select our Top 3 Winners and 3 Honorable Mentions.

Keep painting, making pottery, sculpting and drawing to enter your work in 2024!


First Place:          Mary Johnson                                                                  

                   “The End and the Beginning”




Second Place:       Beverly Marshall                                                              

                                  “Anamorphic (1)”

                                    Pencil, crayon



Third Place:               Eileen Allen                                                        

                                     “Splashes of Color”






Mention:                     Deb Klipper                                                        


                            Found Objects Assemblage





Mention:               Preston Stafford                                               

                                “The Bead Stringer”

                                      Graphite Pencil




Mention:                    Jean Cormier                                                                     

                                “The Old Yellow Truck”


Our judges, husband-and-wife team, are from St. Petersburg, FL.

John Bayalis is noted for his distinct, realist style, his skill at handling contemporary themes and subject matter has earned him acclaim from art critics and collectors throughout the United States. His vibrant watercolors reflect a specific clarity of light and form while dealing with unique viewpoints in portraying popular culture and the vernacular landscape. John has been the recipient of numerous awards in both national juried art shows and Fine Arts Festivals. Among his many honors are an award of an individual artist’s fellowship grant and features in American Art magazine and Watercolor Artist magazine. The artist’s works are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. 

Margaret Bayalis is now working oils; her Impressionistic style has a luminous quality which makes her paintings glow with an inner light. Her themes are primarily figurative as she portrays subjects engaged in everyday activities in contemplative needs. Her work has been recognized with numerous honors and awards, most recently “Best of Show” at the Anna Marie Art League. Margaret’s paintings are included in both corporate and private collections. She has conducted workshops in Ireland and the U.S.


Clouds Theme Room

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Highlands Art League is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by applicable law.

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