By Olga Kaczmar Newhall Community Contributor Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) held its 28th Annual Art Classic fine arts competition at Hart Hall, William S. Hart Park in Newhall on October 14, 2017. 1st place (Gold) was awarded to the following categories: Oil: Evening Rain by Lena Quagliato Acrylics: Habitat by Lena Quagliato Watercolor: Kiss of Spring by Cheri Marcovitch Dry Media: Fire Flies by Mike Farrell Sculpture: An Imperfect Basket by Nadiya Littlewarrior Mixed media: Marie’s Ghost by Laura Ledesma Masters: The Pen is Mightier than the Sword by Jim Bakman Photography: Solitude by Nicole Wilde Best of show: Old Lady by Jocelyn Cole City Award of Excellence: Gracie and Feather by Christopher Darga Kevin Hass and Raoul de la Sota judged 114 pieces of art in all categories. Second place [silver] and merit winners were also awarded. “Proceeds fund high school scholarships. We exhibited art from our three local high school senior scholarship winners who are majoring in art,” said Cathy King, coordinator. A full list of winners can be found at: www.santaclaritaartists.org .