Millsboro artists capture life in color

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: A close-up of Darla Hilton’s, ‘Insomnia.’Coastal Point • Laura Walter: A close-up of Darla Hilton’s, ‘Insomnia.’Color popped from the depths of works in Millsboro Art League’s 2014 Art Show & Contest. From warm-red parrots and orange-speckled ocean waves to expertly applied watercolors, many of the artists displayed a vibrant side.

Winners in the professional category were Gail Zinar (first), Sandra Moore (second) and Eddie Fillmyre (third). Winners in the emergent artists category included Theresa Fazzalaro (first), Sella LeGates (second) and Tom Keeley (third).

Judging was difficult, but fun and overall “rewarding because there is a lot of talent,” said judge and Rehoboth-based artist Jane Knaus. “Things that look easy are very hard. We in this area are spoiled because there is so much good art.”

She said Sussex County has many retired folks who can pursue their love of art, taking chances and experimenting with style.

“I’m seeing a lot of camaraderie,” said Knaus. “I think this really is a primo art center.”

The show is on display until the end of March. Visit the art league headquarters on Main Street on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. Learn more at