Richland artist Thelma Triplett recently was presented with the 2011 Condotta Award from the Allied Arts Gallery.
The award is given annually to an artist who has exhibited in the gallery during the previous year. Triplett was recognized for her originality, mastery of technique, and quality of execution and presentation.
The Condotta Award was established by Leola Condotta in memory of her husband Denny, who died in 2004. The couple were avid supporters of the Tri-City arts community, said Bob Allen, a spokesman for Allied Arts Association.