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Article posted: 10/21/2012 4:00 AM

Winners of 'Painted Ladies' contest announced

Best Use of Color For the Style of the Home, Professionally Painted
 327 W. Chicago Ave., Elgin. Painters: Homework Construction Inc., Carlos Rivera

Best Use of Color For the Style of the Home, Professionally Painted 327 W. Chicago Ave., Elgin. Painters: Homework Construction Inc., Carlos Rivera

 

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Painted Home to Fit the Geographic Location, Professionally Painted 164 Lincoln Ave., Elgin. Painters: Quality Painting and Carpentry

Painted Home to Fit the Geographic Location, Professionally Painted 164 Lincoln Ave., Elgin. Painters: Quality Painting and Carpentry

 
Best Use of Paint Detail, Professionally Painted 441 Center St., Woodstock. Painter: Swanson Painting, Bob Swanson.

Best Use of Paint Detail, Professionally Painted 441 Center St., Woodstock. Painter: Swanson Painting, Bob Swanson.

 
Grand Prize, Non-Professionally Painted Best Use of Color Combination, Dick Croll, 19508 W. Coral Road, Marengo.

Grand Prize, Non-Professionally Painted Best Use of Color Combination, Dick Croll, 19508 W. Coral Road, Marengo.

 
Grand prize, Professionally Painted Best Use of Craftsmanship of Paint Application, 1914-16 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. Painters: Painting in Partnership, Mario Guretin.

Grand prize, Professionally Painted Best Use of Craftsmanship of Paint Application, 1914-16 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. Painters: Painting in Partnership, Mario Guretin.

 
Best Use of Color on a Non-Victorian, Professionally Painted 1309 Camp Ave., Rockford. Painters: Perennial Painting Larry Wahler.

Best Use of Color on a Non-Victorian, Professionally Painted 1309 Camp Ave., Rockford. Painters: Perennial Painting Larry Wahler.

 
Best Use of Color for a Victorian Home, Professionally Painted 1533 Camp Ave., Rockford. Painters: Perennial Painting, Larry Wahler.

Best Use of Color for a Victorian Home, Professionally Painted 1533 Camp Ave., Rockford. Painters: Perennial Painting, Larry Wahler.

 
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Each autumn as the leaves change and fall throughout the suburbs, a celebration of color takes place around Chicago.

It's not just the beauty of the trees that is celebrated. For more than a quarter of a century, a group of painters has drawn attention to the colorful homes and businesses in the area that also please the eye.

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Winners of the 26th annual Chicago's Finest Painted Ladies and Her Court competition have been announced by the Schaumburg-based Chicago Paint and Coatings Association.

The entries were judged not only on the beauty and craftsmanship of the paint application, but how well the colors complement the structure. This year the contest took on new meaning as winners were selected in a variety of new categories, such as Best Use of Color Combination and Best Use of Color for a Non-Victorian.

The style, size or age of the property was not a factor in selecting the winners. The contest is open to homes and commercial properties, both professionally painted and work done by owners. Among the winning entries this year are a condominium complex in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, and a home on a rural farm in Marengo.

The winners will be honored this week at a special awards dinner on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Maggiano's in Schaumburg. For more information, visit the association's website, www.chicagopaint.org, where you may also view winners of past years.

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