Inmate Artwork Exhibited at 2017 Art on the Avenue

Artwork created by inmates at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center was exhibited at Art on the Avenue, the annual arts and music festival in Del Ray, on Saturday, October 7.

Page updated on Oct 13, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Sheriff’s Office staff displayed drawings by inmates at the ASO tent, and hundreds of festival goers voted for their favorites by dropping a ballot in a box. Congratulations to Jonathan Chambers on his first place finish, Charles Hall for finishing second and Vanessa Domingues for placing third!

2017 Inmate Art on the Avenue Winners

On Thursday, September 14, inmates shared their creative work with fellow inmates and staff who voted for their favorites. In the jail competition first place was awarded to Jonathan Chambers for his interpretation of Gemini twins (below, left) and Jasmine Vanderplas finished in third place for work inspired by an image of footballer Marouane Fellaini (below, right). Another inmate placed second but was transferred from the Alexandria jail prior to the contest. In recognition of their achievements, the first and third place winners will receive credit to their jail accounts covering personal expenses like postage, snacks and hygiene items.

Inmate Services staff wish to thank Pat Miller, longtime Art on the Avenue organizer, former chair of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts and treasurer of the Del Ray Business Association, for attending the inmate art show again this year. Inmate Services staff also wish to thank art teacher Kelli Sincock for working with the inmates to enhance their artistic techniques and expand their interests.

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2017 Inmate Art Contest Winners