Shah takes home Best of Show honors
by Maddy Houk | Patterson Irrigator
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Apricot Fiesta Art Show Best of Show winner J.D. Shah shows off his painting of Uvas Creek, that won him the designation Saturday afternoon at City Hall where the annual art show was displayed.—photo by Elias Funez/Patterson Irrigator
Apricot Fiesta Art Show Best of Show winner J.D. Shah shows off his painting of Uvas Creek, that won him the designation Saturday afternoon at City Hall where the annual art show was displayed.—photo by Elias Funez/Patterson Irrigator
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J.D. Shah took home the Apricot Fiesta Arts and Crafts Best of Show honors this weekend for his painting of Uvas Creek at the San Luis Reservoir.

Shah retired a few years ago from his career dealing with computers in the Silicon Valley and pursued painting to keep busy.

When he lived in Morgan Hill, Shah earned a number of prizes for his work. Last year, Shah and his wife decided to relocate to Patterson. He has since become inspired by many of Patterson’s staples, including local landmarks such as the Center Building. His painting of the Center Building was also on display during Fiesta weekend.

Local artists of all ages entered artwork in photography, painting, drawing and 3-D and earned ribbons from the contest. The artwork was on display at City Hall throughout the Fiesta. Shah received a ribbon and Best of Show medal, while others receive ribbons for their work.

Regina Reid, art show chairwoman for the past six years, said the show gets better and better every year due to the steady influx of participants. This year, the annual Fiesta brought in 105 entries.

Although Reid is proud of the added entries, she believes the contest still has adequate room to grow.

“The artwork was very, very good,” Reid said. “I was very pleased with the entries. Even though we are steady with entries I’d like to reach 200 entries next year.”

Listed below are the Apricot Fiesta Arts and Crafts show winners. Some participants only included a first name entry. They are as follows:

Preschool and kindergarten

Painting: Kason Zenger, first, second and third

Drawing: Savannah, first; Seren, second and Ivan, third

Mixed Media: Gelbriella Sanders, first; Paige Anderson, second and Paige Shelley, third

3-D Crafts: Anthenny Hernandez, first, Kason Zenger, second and Adaly, third

First and second grade

Painting: Kaiden Price, first and second and Alley Zovich, third

Drawing: Kaiden Price; first and third and Wyatt Zenger, second

Mixed media: Savannah Haddow, first.

3-D Craft: Wyatt Zenger, first.

Third and fourth grade

Painting: Arianna George, first

Drawing: Logan Zenger, first; Alex Martinez, second and Grant Hooper, third

3-D Craft: Robbie Raimondo, first; Zackery Weeks, second and Logan Zenger, third

Photography: Timothy Benefield, first and second

Fifth and sixth grade

Painting: Charize Price, first and second and Alex Martinez, third.

Drawing: Matthew Dunfee, first, and Charlize Price, second and third

Seventh and eighth grade

Painting: Jolene Roberts, first and second and Alyssa Green, third

Drawing: Kelsey Reynolds, first and Jolene Roberts, second and third

Ninth and 10th grade

3-D Craft: Corry Hill, first

Eleventh and 12th grade

Painting: Dayna Hansen, first

Drawing: Dayna Hansen, first and second

Adults

Painting: J.D. Shah, first, Burt Smith, second and third

Drawing: Veronica Munoz, first and Paige Novelli, second and third

Mixed Media: Paige Novelli, first and Richard Reis, second

3-D Craft: Dorlene Durham, first; Manuel Hill, second and Richard Reis, third

Photography: Chris Skopec, first; Ryan Wraa, second and Yvonne Reynolds, third

Contact Maddy Houk at 892-6187 or maddy@pattersonirrigator.com.

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