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Moultrie artist, Jean Eaton Gay, was awarded ribbons and cash prizes for two of her entries in the Georgia National Fair’s 23nd annual juried competition of fine arts, presented in Perry Oct. 4-14. This event provided an opportunity for Georgia artists to exhibit their work before an audience of more than 400,000 people, who attend the fair. The awards were presented at an opening reception hosted on Oct. 2, at the Georgia National Fair in the Miller-Murphy-Howard Building. Gay received the second place ribbon for ‘Cedars,’ an oil painting on copper, and the third place ribbon for ‘Path in the Woods,’ an oil painting on a 40 inch by 60 inch canvas, hand-built by the artist. In April, 2012 her work was chosen to receive a Merit Award at the annual Spring Into Art Exhibition hosted by the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta. The abstract work, ‘Vortex,’ is a mixed media work combining oil paint and resin. Gay studies painting under Donna Hatcher, Professor of Art at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga. Additional works by the artist are available in Moultrie at Sid’s Antiques, Frameworks 1, 2, 3, and Funderburk and Newsome CPA office.