<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; letter-spacing: 0.25pt; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">2nd place:</span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Franziska Blume, Dresden, Germany</span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">&ldquo;Sitzendes Fabeltier&rdquo; by Franz Marc</span></p>

2nd place:

Franziska Blume, Dresden, Germany

“Sitzendes Fabeltier” by Franz Marc

<p>3rd place:</p>
<p>Elsbeth Schuetz, Orange, Calif.</p>
<p>&nbsp;&ldquo;Stagecoach, Ann-Margret&rdquo; by Norman Rockwell</p>

3rd place:

Elsbeth Schuetz, Orange, Calif.

 “Stagecoach, Ann-Margret” by Norman Rockwell

<p>4th place:</p>
<p>&nbsp;Judie Rietze, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada</p>
<p>&ldquo;American Gothic&rdquo; by Grant Wood</p>

4th place:

 Judie Rietze, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

“American Gothic” by Grant Wood

<p>Angela Schmitt, Oelwein, Iowa<br />&ldquo;Les Elephants&rdquo; by Salvador Dali&nbsp;</p>

Angela Schmitt, Oelwein, Iowa
“Les Elephants” by Salvador Dali 

<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Israel Flores, South Gate, Calif. <br />&ldquo;Thinking About Death&rdquo; by Frida Kahlo</span></p>

Israel Flores, South Gate, Calif.
“Thinking About Death” by Frida Kahlo

<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Phuong Le, Hamburg, N.J.<br />&ldquo;Girl with Red Beret&rdquo; by Pablo Picasso</span></p>

Phuong Le, Hamburg, N.J.
“Girl with Red Beret” by Pablo Picasso

<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Julie Ventura, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. <br />&ldquo;Madame Matisse&rdquo; by Henri Matisse</span></p>

Julie Ventura, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.
“Madame Matisse” by Henri Matisse

<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Graciela Enns, <br />Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada<br />&ldquo;Fish Rater Taking on Stores&rdquo; <br />by Keith Snow</span></p>

Graciela Enns,
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
“Fish Rater Taking on Stores”
by Keith Snow

<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Jana Burns, Pensacola, Fla. <br />&ldquo;The Son of Man&rdquo; by Rene Magritte</span></p>

Jana Burns, Pensacola, Fla.
“The Son of Man” by Rene Magritte

<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Franziska Blume, Dresden, Germany<br />&ldquo;Mona Lisa&rdquo; by Leonardo da Vinci</span></p>

Franziska Blume, Dresden, Germany
“Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci

<p>Honorable Mention:&nbsp; <br />Angie Roman, Chicago <br />&ldquo;Nude With Calla Lilies&rdquo; by Diego Rivera</p>

Honorable Mention: 
Angie Roman, Chicago
“Nude With Calla Lilies” by Diego Rivera

<p>Honorable Mention:&nbsp; <br />Erica Plyter, Hinesville, Ga.<br />&ldquo;Two Calla Lilies on Pink&rdquo; <br />by Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe</p>

Honorable Mention: 
Erica Plyter, Hinesville, Ga.
“Two Calla Lilies on Pink”
by Georgia O’Keeffe

<p>Honorable Mention:&nbsp; <br />Vickie Chilla, Eustis, Fla. <br />&ldquo;La Frise Beethoven&rdquo; by Gustav Klimt</p>

Honorable Mention: 
Vickie Chilla, Eustis, Fla.
“La Frise Beethoven” by Gustav Klimt

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<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; letter-spacing: 0.25pt; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">2nd place:</span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Franziska Blume, Dresden, Germany</span></p>
<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">&ldquo;Sitzendes Fabeltier&rdquo; by Franz Marc</span></p>
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2nd place:

Franziska Blume, Dresden, Germany

“Sitzendes Fabeltier” by Franz Marc

<p>3rd place:</p>
<p>Elsbeth Schuetz, Orange, Calif.</p>
<p>&nbsp;&ldquo;Stagecoach, Ann-Margret&rdquo; by Norman Rockwell</p>
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3rd place:

Elsbeth Schuetz, Orange, Calif.

 “Stagecoach, Ann-Margret” by Norman Rockwell

<p>4th place:</p>
<p>&nbsp;Judie Rietze, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada</p>
<p>&ldquo;American Gothic&rdquo; by Grant Wood</p>
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4th place:

 Judie Rietze, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

“American Gothic” by Grant Wood

<p>Angela Schmitt, Oelwein, Iowa<br />&ldquo;Les Elephants&rdquo; by Salvador Dali&nbsp;</p>
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Angela Schmitt, Oelwein, Iowa
“Les Elephants” by Salvador Dali 

<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Israel Flores, South Gate, Calif. <br />&ldquo;Thinking About Death&rdquo; by Frida Kahlo</span></p>
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Israel Flores, South Gate, Calif.
“Thinking About Death” by Frida Kahlo

<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Phuong Le, Hamburg, N.J.<br />&ldquo;Girl with Red Beret&rdquo; by Pablo Picasso</span></p>
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Phuong Le, Hamburg, N.J.
“Girl with Red Beret” by Pablo Picasso

<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Julie Ventura, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. <br />&ldquo;Madame Matisse&rdquo; by Henri Matisse</span></p>
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Julie Ventura, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.
“Madame Matisse” by Henri Matisse

<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Graciela Enns, <br />Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada<br />&ldquo;Fish Rater Taking on Stores&rdquo; <br />by Keith Snow</span></p>
8/13
 
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Graciela Enns,
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
“Fish Rater Taking on Stores”
by Keith Snow

<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Jana Burns, Pensacola, Fla. <br />&ldquo;The Son of Man&rdquo; by Rene Magritte</span></p>
9/13
 
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Jana Burns, Pensacola, Fla.
“The Son of Man” by Rene Magritte

<p><span style="line-height: 120%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: windowtext; font-size: 10pt;">Franziska Blume, Dresden, Germany<br />&ldquo;Mona Lisa&rdquo; by Leonardo da Vinci</span></p>
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Franziska Blume, Dresden, Germany
“Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci

<p>Honorable Mention:&nbsp; <br />Angie Roman, Chicago <br />&ldquo;Nude With Calla Lilies&rdquo; by Diego Rivera</p>
11/13
 
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Honorable Mention: 
Angie Roman, Chicago
“Nude With Calla Lilies” by Diego Rivera

<p>Honorable Mention:&nbsp; <br />Erica Plyter, Hinesville, Ga.<br />&ldquo;Two Calla Lilies on Pink&rdquo; <br />by Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe</p>
12/13
 
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Honorable Mention: 
Erica Plyter, Hinesville, Ga.
“Two Calla Lilies on Pink”
by Georgia O’Keeffe

<p>Honorable Mention:&nbsp; <br />Vickie Chilla, Eustis, Fla. <br />&ldquo;La Frise Beethoven&rdquo; by Gustav Klimt</p>
13/13
 
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Honorable Mention: 
Vickie Chilla, Eustis, Fla.
“La Frise Beethoven” by Gustav Klimt

For Vaida Indrasiute-Stefanek, owner of Fantasy Nails by Vaida at The Kutting Room, the hardest part of entering our contest was selecting a painting to reproduce. “It took me almost a week and I finally decided on Van Gogh because I like his style,” she says. The other challenge for the new mom was finding the time. “After I put my baby girl to sleep it took me only three hours to paint it. I loved the painting and his color selection, so it was pretty easy,” she says. Indrasiute-Stefanek does a lot of nail art at the salon as well. “I mostly do free-hand designs and a lot of designs with colored acrylic. I like 3-D flowers too,” she says. “I love what I do because I can express myself every day and make somebody happy.”

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