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American Beauty: NAILS 2009 Mini Masterpiece Winners

by Staff Writer | November 22, 2010
<p>1st Place</p>
<p>Megan Acevedo</p>
<p>Baudette, Minn.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Flour Mill&rdquo; by Andrew Wyeth</p>
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1st Place

Megan Acevedo

Baudette, Minn.

“Flour Mill” by Andrew Wyeth

<p>2nd Place</p>
<p>Janna Jahr</p>
<p>Blair, Wis.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Dancer&rdquo; by Edgar Degas</p>
2/13

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2nd Place

Janna Jahr

Blair, Wis.

“Dancer” by Edgar Degas

<p>3rd Place</p>
<p>Emily Hansen</p>
<p>Davenport, Iowa</p>
<p>&ldquo;Yellow-Red-Blue&rdquo; by Kandinsky</p>
3/13

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3rd Place

Emily Hansen

Davenport, Iowa

“Yellow-Red-Blue” by Kandinsky

<p>Honorable Mention</p>
<p>David Quang Duong</p>
<p>Gilbert, Ariz.</p>
<p>&ldquo;A Breed&rdquo; by Frederic Remington</p>
4/13

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Honorable Mention

David Quang Duong

Gilbert, Ariz.

“A Breed” by Frederic Remington

<p>Honorable Mention</p>
<p>Vickie Chilla</p>
<p>Eustis, Fla.</p>
<p>&ldquo;The Scream&rdquo; by Edvard Munch</p>
5/13

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Honorable Mention

Vickie Chilla

Eustis, Fla.

“The Scream” by Edvard Munch

<p>Honorable Mention</p>
<p>Brenda Baker</p>
<p>Mustang, Okla.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Dorseyland&rdquo; by Dali</p>
6/13

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Honorable Mention

Brenda Baker

Mustang, Okla.

“Dorseyland” by Dali

<p>Entry</p>
<p>David Quang Duong</p>
<p>Gilbert, Ariz.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Solitude&rdquo; by Thomas Moran</p>
7/13

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Entry

David Quang Duong

Gilbert, Ariz.

“Solitude” by Thomas Moran

<p>Entry</p>
<p>Dung Huynh</p>
<p>Raleigh, N.C.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Nude and Still Life&rdquo; by Pablo Picasso</p>
8/13

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Entry

Dung Huynh

Raleigh, N.C.

“Nude and Still Life” by Pablo Picasso

<p>Entry</p>
<p>Vickie Chilla</p>
<p>Eustis, Fla.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Flora From Primavera&rdquo; by Alessandro Filipepi Botticelli</p>
9/13

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Entry

Vickie Chilla

Eustis, Fla.

“Flora From Primavera” by Alessandro Filipepi Botticelli

<p>Entry</p>
<p>Colleen Higgins</p>
<p>Springfield, Pa.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Farm Woman&rdquo; by Pablo Picasso</p>
10/13

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Entry

Colleen Higgins

Springfield, Pa.

“Farm Woman” by Pablo Picasso

<p>Entry</p>
<p>Michele Hoffman</p>
<p>Mohave Valley, Ariz.</p>
<p>&ldquo;The Ermine Portrait of Elizabeth I&rdquo; by Nicholas Hilliard</p>
11/13

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Entry

Michele Hoffman

Mohave Valley, Ariz.

“The Ermine Portrait of Elizabeth I” by Nicholas Hilliard

<p>Entry</p>
<p>Brenda Baker</p>
<p>Mustang, Okla.</p>
<p>&ldquo;The Son of Man&rdquo; by Rene Magritte</p>
12/13

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Entry

Brenda Baker

Mustang, Okla.

“The Son of Man” by Rene Magritte

<p>Entry</p>
<p>Jana Burns</p>
<p>Pensacola, Fla.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Modern Painting of Sun Rays&rdquo; by Roy Lichtenstein</p>
13/13

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Entry

Jana Burns

Pensacola, Fla.

“Modern Painting of Sun Rays” by Roy Lichtenstein

<p>1st Place</p>
<p>Megan Acevedo</p>
<p>Baudette, Minn.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Flour Mill&rdquo; by Andrew Wyeth</p>
1/13
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1st Place

Megan Acevedo

Baudette, Minn.

“Flour Mill” by Andrew Wyeth

<p>2nd Place</p>
<p>Janna Jahr</p>
<p>Blair, Wis.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Dancer&rdquo; by Edgar Degas</p>
2/13
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2nd Place

Janna Jahr

Blair, Wis.

“Dancer” by Edgar Degas

<p>3rd Place</p>
<p>Emily Hansen</p>
<p>Davenport, Iowa</p>
<p>&ldquo;Yellow-Red-Blue&rdquo; by Kandinsky</p>
3/13
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3rd Place

Emily Hansen

Davenport, Iowa

“Yellow-Red-Blue” by Kandinsky

<p>Honorable Mention</p>
<p>David Quang Duong</p>
<p>Gilbert, Ariz.</p>
<p>&ldquo;A Breed&rdquo; by Frederic Remington</p>
4/13
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Honorable Mention

David Quang Duong

Gilbert, Ariz.

“A Breed” by Frederic Remington

<p>Honorable Mention</p>
<p>Vickie Chilla</p>
<p>Eustis, Fla.</p>
<p>&ldquo;The Scream&rdquo; by Edvard Munch</p>
5/13
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Honorable Mention

Vickie Chilla

Eustis, Fla.

“The Scream” by Edvard Munch

<p>Honorable Mention</p>
<p>Brenda Baker</p>
<p>Mustang, Okla.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Dorseyland&rdquo; by Dali</p>
6/13
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Honorable Mention

Brenda Baker

Mustang, Okla.

“Dorseyland” by Dali

<p>Entry</p>
<p>David Quang Duong</p>
<p>Gilbert, Ariz.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Solitude&rdquo; by Thomas Moran</p>
7/13
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Entry

David Quang Duong

Gilbert, Ariz.

“Solitude” by Thomas Moran

<p>Entry</p>
<p>Dung Huynh</p>
<p>Raleigh, N.C.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Nude and Still Life&rdquo; by Pablo Picasso</p>
8/13
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Entry

Dung Huynh

Raleigh, N.C.

“Nude and Still Life” by Pablo Picasso

<p>Entry</p>
<p>Vickie Chilla</p>
<p>Eustis, Fla.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Flora From Primavera&rdquo; by Alessandro Filipepi Botticelli</p>
9/13
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Entry

Vickie Chilla

Eustis, Fla.

“Flora From Primavera” by Alessandro Filipepi Botticelli

<p>Entry</p>
<p>Colleen Higgins</p>
<p>Springfield, Pa.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Farm Woman&rdquo; by Pablo Picasso</p>
10/13
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Entry

Colleen Higgins

Springfield, Pa.

“Farm Woman” by Pablo Picasso

<p>Entry</p>
<p>Michele Hoffman</p>
<p>Mohave Valley, Ariz.</p>
<p>&ldquo;The Ermine Portrait of Elizabeth I&rdquo; by Nicholas Hilliard</p>
11/13
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Entry

Michele Hoffman

Mohave Valley, Ariz.

“The Ermine Portrait of Elizabeth I” by Nicholas Hilliard

<p>Entry</p>
<p>Brenda Baker</p>
<p>Mustang, Okla.</p>
<p>&ldquo;The Son of Man&rdquo; by Rene Magritte</p>
12/13
Slider

Entry

Brenda Baker

Mustang, Okla.

“The Son of Man” by Rene Magritte

<p>Entry</p>
<p>Jana Burns</p>
<p>Pensacola, Fla.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Modern Painting of Sun Rays&rdquo; by Roy Lichtenstein</p>
13/13
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Entry

Jana Burns

Pensacola, Fla.

“Modern Painting of Sun Rays” by Roy Lichtenstein

“It looks better than the original!” was just one of the comments we heard from our judges about Megan Acevedo’s beautiful depiction of Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Flour Mill.” Acevedo’s artistic eye and skill with a paintbrush earned her first place in this year’s Mini Masterpiece Contest. Janna Jahr of Blair, Wis., took second place with her interpretation of Edgar Degas’ “Dancer.” In third was Emily Hansen of Davenport, Iowa, who opted to paint “Yellow-Red-Blue” by Wassily Kandinsky.

 This year’s winner, Megan Acevedo of Pat’s Parlor in Baudette, Minn., has had no formal art training. In fact, she says, “I can’t paint anything bigger than at fingernail.” Still, she has been enamored of nail art ever since she got her first glimpse of it in cosmetology school. “I do a lot of nail art — especially flowers. If a client brings me a picture, I can paint it,” she says.

 It took Acevedo just 1 1/2 hours to paint the winning image using acrylic paints. It was a natural choice for her to tackle an Andrew Wyeth painting. “He’s my absolute favorite artist and he just passed away this year,” she says.

 

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