A yellow ‘Blues’ winner

The Blues show People’s Choice Award went to watercolor artist Mary Rollins, of The Dalles, for her painting “Yellow Legs.”

“Blues” was the February show at Columbia Art Gallery.

“A clear majority of votes went to this piece,” according to curator Rachel Harvey. Rollins said, “Yellow Legs are long-legged shorebirds that can be found in Oregon along shallow lakes and flooded pastures, and among the coastal estuaries.”

Rollins won the $100 stipend, sponsored by Beam and Couch Excavating Inc., of Hood River.

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