ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Guernsey and Noble County area artists have been honored with merit and honorable mention awards at a recent open house and awards ceremony held at Park Health Center in St. Clairsville for the Community Arts Exhibit Tour. The show consists of works by 35 artists from Guernsey, Noble, Belmont, Monroe, Harrison and Jefferson counties. Donna Brill of Cambridge and Linda Lyons of Quaker City received merit awards while honorable mentions went to Marie Dolmas Lekorenos and Martha Davis Rice, both of Cambridge and Eileen Butler of Caldwell. Director's Choice was won by David Lucas and a purchase award went to James Langston, both of Caldwell.Art specialist Georgette Stock of Martins Ferry judged the exhibit and presented the awards during the Celebration of the Arts reception. Stock, currently a member of the fine arts faculty at Bethany College, previously served as chair of the art department at Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy. Her resume includes a bachelor of fine arts degree from Wheeling College and a master's degree in art history from the University of Cincinnati.The exhibit tour, consisting of 70 pieces of original art, was curated by Community Arts Alliance (CAA) of Barnesville. The show includes a miscellaneous collection of paintings, photography, drawings, collages and printmaking.Community Arts is non-profit and dedicated to the development of cultural activities for rural communities to enjoy arts appreciation through traveling exhibits since 1987. Location plans for the next segment of the traveling show will be in Noble County.