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Twenty-eight talented state employees and their family members were recognized for their artwork featured in the fifth annual National Arts Program: Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition. The reception and awards ceremony was held at the Delaware State University Arts Center/Gallery last month.

“This program provides state employees and their family members with an opportunity to show a side that we don’t normally see in the workplace. It clearly demonstrates the range of talented individuals who are working for the state of Delaware,” said Chief Deputy Secretary Geisenberger. “We’re proud to be able to support and recognize the artistic accomplishments of these employees and their families.”

Twenty-eight awards were given out in five categories – Professional, Intermediate, Amateur, Teen (13-18 years old), and Youth (12 years and under), People’s Choice Award (calculated by most number of “likes” on Facebook), culminating in one Best in Show. Seventeen cash prizes totaling $2,600 and 10 Honorable Mention ribbons were awarded.

Below is a list of all award winners who were recognized at the reception and awards ceremony.

Best of Show:
Luis Rios Fontanez, Dover

People’s Choice Award:
Lindsay Mical, Middletown

Arts Education Award:
Christopher Volkomer, Frederica

Professional:
1st Place: Derek Carlson, Dover
2nd Place: Shawn Faust, Bear
3rd Place: Jason Weaver, Middletown

Intermediate:
1st Place: Alexandra Duprey, Wilmington
2nd Place: Bethany Krumrine, Magnolia
3rd Place: Brian Protack, Greenwood

Amateur:
1st Place: Nancy E. Cooper, Newark
2nd Place: Dominick Giroso, Felton
3rd Place: Allison Banbury, Perryville, Md.

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