A number of local artists were honored during the Gala Opening and Awards presentation for the 26th Regional Art Exhibit held in May at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly. In top photo, the regional award winners, are, from left, Sarah Stifler Lucas, Kristie Foss, Zach Prosser, Denise Caruso, Laurie MacKenzie, Jessica Teti Turgoose, Brian Comforti, Todd Kenney and Sandy Webb. In next photo, Denise Caruso,  winner of the Louise Pittaway Award for Fine Art/ Excellence in Painting stands with her painting “Spring," and in third photo, Jillian Barber, winner of the Louise Forest Gibson award for Fine Craft, stands with "Je t’aime."

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