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Hallet Oak Gallery's 3rd Annual Art in Architecture Contest Winners

Savannah Filp wins Best of Show overall, including First and Second Place for Teen Category!

Kade Immekus, 9 years old, wins First Place in Children's Category

Dorothy Bujnoch wins First Place for oil painting!

Judges provided by Texas Society of Architects

To support these programs is in our best interest to ensure humanity perpetuates.”
— Dr. Betty J. Edwards
JUNE 12, 208

115 N MAIN ST.


All seen in the above photographs received recognition as winners in the 3rd Annual Hallet Oak Gallery "Art in Architecture Contest" partnering with Texas Society of Architects on June 9, 2018. Overall, Savanna Filip of Hallettsville took home three awards for her two color photography entries of the Fayette County Courthouse built by J. Riely Gordon. Savanna Filip’s awards include the $200 prize for the Best of Show and she won First and Second Place for the Teen Category. In the Children’s Division, Kade Immekus won First Place for his black and white photography of the J. Riely Gordon mansion, which is best known as the J.F. Miller House in Gonzales. Alyssa Smith won Second Place for a color photograph of Prince of Peace, Sweet Home, Texas. Adult winners are Dorothy Bujnoch of Hallettsville for First Place, for her Grafe Homestead oil painting. Second Place winner is Darrell Wachel for his black & white photography of the Schulenburg Cranz Home. Special Categories created by the Judges went to Dennis Pesek for Exuberant Impressionism, an oil painting of the Lavaca County Courthouse designed by Eugene Heiner. Also, a Family Heritage Documentation award was given to Doris and Bob Zumwalt for their historic home in Hallettsville, Texas.

The contest was in conjunction with a two-day conference: 3rd Annual Hallet Oak Gallery "Art in Architecture" Celebrating Victorian Design -- which encompasses the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 – 1901). All entries had to depict some aspect of Victorian design. The Texas Society of Architects co-sponsored the event. Judges of the contest were Ann McGlone, AIA, President of Preservation Texas and Mike McGone, AIA, President of Texas Society of Architects.

About Hallet Oak Gallery:

The Hallet Oak Gallery is a 501 3 (C) non-profit fine art, performance, and learning center. It's a place to exhibit art, see art, and learn art and is the artistic and cultural center of Lavaca County. The organization offers six different core services that target senior citizens, individuals with special needs, and students who attend rural schools affected by a lack of art funding.
Hallet Oak Gallery programs and services include:

• One-stop Learning Center – Free Family Days
• Cultural Arts Exhibitions – Students, Emerging, Established Exhibits
• Educational Outreach – Public Lunch & Learns, Student Tours/Lectures
• Artist Studio Programs – Encouraging Artist to Teach
• Special Cultural Opportunities – All Free: Spring Festival, Spooktacular, & Chriskindlmarkt
• Art Trail and Civic Programs – Encouraging Tourism, Public Art, & Art Contests

Most of the programs are offered for free to the community. Because of this, the Gallery relies on the generosity of community partners to deliver important services without interruption. “To support these programs is in our best interest to ensure humanity perpetuates.” – Dr. Betty Edwards. The Hallet Oak Gallery provides services for the local community and surrounding area. Hallet Oak Gallery is located in the historic Kahn & Stanzel Bldg, 115 N. Main Street, Hallettsville, Texas, 77964. For more information visit or call 361-217-7030.


Mieko Mahi
Hallet Oak Gallery
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