Results of Past Juried Shows - 2001


Durham Arts Council (DAC) in Durham, NC, would like to thank all of our CenterFest artists for supporting our decision to hold CenterFest on Sept. 15 - 16, 2001. Without artists like you and your commitment to quality, there would be no CenterFest. With your help, DAC offered the Triangle community a peaceful and safe opportunity to gather and heal. Art really does transcend all differences. The results of the juried show were as follows:
Best of Show* went to painter David Oleski, Mount Joy, PA; First Place, 2-D went to photographers Carol Weeks & David Goldman, Pisgah, NC; Second Place, 2-D went to printmaker LouEllen Vernon-White, Yanceyville, NC; Third Place, 2-D went to painter Bob Rankin, Raleigh, NC; First Place, 3-D went to potter Charles Chrisco, Rural Hall, NC; Second Place, 3-D went to potter Michael Frasca, Harrodsburg, KY; and Third Place, 3-D went to porcelain sculptor Ray Gross, Lake Worth, FL. * The original selection for Best of Show, Jeff Nelson of Hudson River Inlay (Ossining, NY) was disqualified for a violation of CenterFest regulations. Thanks to our prize judges: Ronnie Lilly, Arts Education Coordinator for Durham Public Schools; Bronwyn Merritt of Bronwyn Merritt Gallery (Carrboro, NC), and Nancy Mullen of Charles-Ashley Gallery (Cary, NC). For further information call DAC at 919/560-2719 or on the web at (

"Annunciation," a sculpture depicting a winged angel hovering protectively above a robed, female figure has been selected as the top winner in the People's Choice Award in the National Sculpture Society's Annual Awards Exhibition that was at Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, SC, in the fall of 2001, before moving on to its New York site. "Annunciation" by Ellen Kennelly of Cambridge, MA, is the winner with 360 votes. The spiral composition created by the two connected figures resembles the form of a tornado. Kennelly, who also has a Master of Divinity degree, created the sculpture as a personal statement rather than a commissioned work. The concept of protection from the storm - embodied by the hand of the Angel Gabriel tenderly placed against the face of the individual - provides the basis for the sculpture. Second and third runners-up were "Peacock Monumental" by Marsha Tosk with 175 votes and "Divine Encounter" by Victor Issa with 160 votes. A total of 2,887 votes were cast in the popular contest in which each of the 62 works on display received at least one vote, including a sculpture that was in another exhibit in an adjacent gallery. The popular voting did not support the selections of the Jury of Awards in which top honors went to "Introspection" by Steven Larson of New London, CT, "Fishing Rock" by Bob Guelich of San Antonio and "River Run" by Tim Cherry of Branson, MO. "Visitors seemed to best appreciate works that portrayed a contemplative or spiritual message," noted Robin Salmon, Brookgreen's curator of sculpture, who announced the People's Choice winners. It was the second year that Brookgreen Gardens hosted the National Sculpture Society show that closed Oct. 28, 2001, before moving to New York where it opened to the public on Nov. 5 and runs through Jan. 26, 2002, at the NSS headquarters in the Park Avenue Atrium. For further information call 843/235-6021 or consult our web site at (

Full Circle Arts in Hickory, NC, has announced the results of its juried exhibition, "Art About Women". The purpose of "Art About Women" is to showcase visual art featuring women and women's issues using all media. This exhibition is also a benefit for the Battered Women's Shelter of Catawba County. On all works sold, Full Circle Arts will contribute 3% of their commission and 3% of the artist's share to this worthy cause. The show was judged by John Lomax, a professional artist living in Charlotte, NC, and will be on display in the Window Gallery of Full Circle Arts until Mar. 9, 2002. First Place went to June Marucci of Statesville, NC, for "Girls Rule". Second Place was awarded to Eileen Ross of Hendersonville, NC, for "Mediation" and Third Place to Michael Bock of Hickory, NC, for "Quiet Reflection". In the Student Division, First Place went to Julia Rice of Hickory, NC, for "Six Faces of Susan" and Second Place went to Jeffery Moore for "Hidden Landscape of a Woman". Honorable Mentions went to Betsy Hampton of Davidson, NC, Vae Hamilton of Conover, NC, Julia Campbell of Newton, NC, Andrew Thomason of Hickory, NC, Roger Osterbach of Statesville, NC, Frances Bost of Newton, NC, Margery Johnson of Hickory, NC, Fanjoy/Lanrenz of Hickory, NC, and Richard Sinclair of Taylorsville, NC. For further information call 828/322-7545 or on the web at (


Awards Announced for the 24th Annual Juried South Carolina Artist's Exhibition at the Pickens County Museum in Pickens, SC

The Pickens County Cultural Commission in Pickens, SC, is pleased to announce that the Pickens County Museum's 24th Annual Juried South Carolina Artist's Exhibition was opened to the public with a gala reception and awards ceremony on Nov. 3. The exhibition will continue through Dec. 21.

The Juror for this year's competition is Douglas Bohr, Associate Curator & Exhibitions Manager at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, a working & exhibiting artist as well as Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest University. Bohr is known for his attentive application to both the curatorial process and in the creation of his own art and does employ both points of view in his teaching practices.

Bohr spent the day of Oct. 13 looking at, and contemplating 380 works of art representing 148 South Carolina artists. The vast array of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, ceramics, fiber and other mediums made for the difficult task of selecting works for, and eliminating works from, the final show. The final selection of 77 works of art represents 46 of this state's most thought provoking artists.

Speaking about the task of jurying such a competition, Bohr said, "Like SECCA's recent North Carolina artists exhibition, Homegrown, the 24th Annual Juried South Carolina Artists' Competition is intended as a very straightforward survey exhibition. I made a conscious effort to not discern or impose any over-riding theme on the exhibition; there were no preconceptions or limitations placed upon the selection process. That said, I certainly made an effort to select works that marry both content and craftsmanship. Often enough the works of art that (a) seemed to reflect a personal or, more specifically, an idiosyncratic approach to art-making, and (b) seemed to somehow address prevailing paradigms of both culture and art, caught my attention. After all, that which avoids a conventional approach or predictable outcome in order to express a more personal statement (be it strictly formal issues or not that we discuss) is the art that speaks most eloquently of the individual and community in which it is made. So it was rare that style won over substance. On the other hand, poor craftsmanship was hardly rewarded - the more cohesive the relationship between form and content, the more powerful the image."

Bohr added, "Overall, I was impressed by the diversity and the quality of art to choose from. The selection process was by no means easy. While I am aware that any juried competition reflects the tastes and predilections of the juror, I believe that the resulting exhibition will speak to the artists that participated as well as to the audience that attends it. Exhibitions of this nature should celebrate the achievements of the art community as a whole and are only as strong and as diverse as those that choose to participate and submit their work for consideration. I sincerely hope that this exhibition, whether or not (an artist's) work was ultimately selected for this particular exhibition, encourages and inspires all artists to continue to support the arts community of your region, to continue your support of the Pickens County Museum, and, most importantly, to continue to pursue your own uniquely personal visions as artists.

The awards for this year's competition represent not only a cross section of what is taking place in the visual arts of South Carolina today, but also "where we are heading". Bohr chose the photo-collage, Footloose, by Greenville's Skip Woodward as the First Place Award. Second Place was presented to Amanda Sanders of Seneca for her oil painting, 68 Camaro. The Third Place honors went to Pickens' Grizzly Forge Studio for the pipestone, amber, steel & meteorite knife entitled Earth and Sky. Honorable Mentions were bestowed upon W. D. Weekes, Sr. of Spartanburg for his three acrylic paintings from the Blue Ridge Series, to Rock Hill's Frank McCauley for his mixed-media She Blinded Me, as well as to Cecile L. K. Martin of Seneca for her two works, a graphite drawing The Bride - Backward Glance and a watercolor, Déshabillé. In addition to the above awards, Bohr asked that Rock Hill's Nicholas Bowers be noted as a "Juror's Mention" for his collage VJ (Visual Jockey).

Teresa Mills, representing the Peoples National Bank, selected the steel and stone knife, Earth and Sky by the Grizzly Forge Studio (a.k.a. Griz & Helen Hockwalt) as the recipient of the Peoples National Bank Purchase Award and will add this piece to the Peoples National Bank Collection.

Thanks to the kind sponsorships of Pickens County, Peoples National Bank, Bud & Anita Nalley of the Nalley Construction Company, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, Greystone Industries, Dr. J. H. & Sue Jameson, John & Judy Rozelle, Ralph & Shirley Sarlin, Eddie & Mable Wynn, Robinson's Funeral Home, Crematorium & Memorial Gardens, Ye Olde Gift Shoppe, Liberty Family Pharmacy, Mary Ellen Crowthers and Jennings & Oleta Farr, the Pickens County Museum selected three works that, within the scope of their mission directive, will be added to the museum's permanent collection. The Pickens County Cultural Commission's Purchase Award honoring Shirley Sarlin was presented to Tom Flowers of Easley for his acrylic painting, Dacusville Hill. Additional museum purchase awards were made to Shirley Bayne of Travelers Rest for her drawing, Imp, to Glenda Guion of Easley for her clay wall sculpture, Ancient Shadows and to Amanda Sanders of Seneca for her oil painting, 68 Camaro.

In addition to the thirteen works of art singled out for special mention, there are sixty-four more on the walls and pedestals throughout the museum's second floor gallery. No matter where your individual taste in art may lead, you will find some satisfaction in this exhibition. The variety of work represented is a reflection of the varied types of art being created today.

For more information you can call the museum at 864/898-5963, or e-mail at (

A dozen area amateur photographers won ribbons in the Transylvania County Arts Council annual Photography Contest, held Aug. 11-22, in Brevard, NC. Theresa George of Robbinsville, NC, won three prizes, a 2nd in Abstract/Special effects, and 3rd in both Landscape and Plants categories. Rick Ammons of Pisgah Forest, NC, won 1st in Abstract and 3rd in Animals. Rosemary Sauve of Brevard won 2nd in both Architecture and People. Lake Toxaway, NC, residents Lars Grothe and Barbie Harper won, respectively, 1st in both Animals and Landscape, and 2nd in Plants and 3rd in Architecture. Single prize winners included Dick Albyn of Pisgah Forest, NC, 1st in Architecture; Lisa Brittain of Mountain Home, NC, 2nd in Animals; Don Lander of Brevard, 1st in Plants; Tara Pierce of Brevard, 1st in People; Ben Potter of Brevard, 2nd in Landscape; Gil Rawlings of Brevard, 3rd in Abstract/Special Effects; Kelly Ussery of Brevard, 3rd in People. For further information call 828/884-2787.

The 24th Annual Exhibition of the Southern Watercolor Society, held at the McKissick Museum, at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, began Apr. 29. The exhibition will be on view through July 29. There were 614 paintings entered by 338 artists. The show is comprised of 90 artists' work representing 17 southern states. The juror for the exhibition and awards was Gerald F. Brommer, artists, teacher, author, and national juror. The exhibition was organized by Toni M. Elkins of Columbia, SC.

The award recipients are as follows: Southern Watercolor Society/Best-of-Show Award ($3000) went to H.C. (Helen) Dodd of Houston, TX, for A Penumbra; Southern Watercolor Society Gold Award/1st Place ($2000) was awarded to Billie Sumner of Mt. Pleasant, SC, for Windows of Life; Southern Watercolor Society Silver Award/2nd Place ($1000) was given to Pat Cook of Waynesboro, VA, for Conversation XXVII; Southern Watercolor Society Bronze Award/3rd Place ($800) was given to Alex Powers of Myrtle Beach, SC, for The Arts; George Shook Award of Excellence (to signature members only) ($600) was awarded to Marilyn H. Phillis of Wheeling, WV, for Revelations; and the Southern Watercolor Society Award of Excellence ($600) went to Barbara Edwards of Jasper, GA, for City Dwellers. There were five Southern Watercolor Society Awards of Distinction ($500 each) given to: Jonathan Knight of Edwardsville, KS, for Study of Woman VI; Annette Rogers of Raleigh, NC, for Evening; Dean Mitchell of Overland Park, KS, for Pepperhill Youth; Robert Lamell Oklahoma City, OK, for Gigue; and Carole Pickle Emmauso, PA, for Gray Series XX. The Georgia Watercolor Society Award went to Angela Bradburn of Columbia, SC, for End of Day; South Carolina Southern Watercolor Society Award ($200) was given to Eleanor Clarke of Plantation, FL, for Wreathed Moon; Trenholm Artist Guild Award ($200) was awarded to Jerry Seagle of Austin, TX, for A Cloud Forms; Mr. & Mrs. John Kohler Award ($200) went to Mari M. Conneen Melbourne Beach, FL, for Pearaphanaila; Leroy Springs Artists Award ($200) was awarded to James Brantley of Opelika, AL, for Purple Heart; Potomac Valley Watercolorists Award ($200) was given to Frances Ashley Hall of Austin, TX, for Three Persimmons in a Row; Louisiana Watercolor Society Award in Honor of Mary Jane Cox ($100) was awarded to Purnell H. Pettyjohn of Lynchburg, VA, for Lexington, Virginia-Main Street; Kentucky Watercolor Society Award($100) went to Bill James of Miami, FL, for Cornucopia Dancers; Tallahassee Watercolor Society Award ($100) was given to Steve Jordan of Mt. Pleasant, SC, for Etch and Draw Bridge; Watercolor Society of Alabama Award ($100) was awarded to Janet Powers of Brunswick, GA, for Shadow of a Tree; Florida Watercolor Society Award ($100) was given to Miles Batt of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, for Speechless - Tonguetied; and Virginia Watercolor Society Award ($100) went to Patricia Harrington of Lynchburg, VA, for Layered Landscape.

Merchandise Awards included: Watercolor-Online Year's Membership Award ($250) was awarded to Ann Hardy of Colleyville, TX, for River Runs Through; Dick Blick Award ($200) went to Z.L. Feng of Radford, VA, for Temple Light; and DaVinci Paint Co., Inc. ($100) was given to Doris Buchanan of Cary, NC, for Harbor.

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The North Charleston Arts Festival took place from May 4-12, 2001, throughout North Charleston, SC, and at the North Charleston Performing Arts & Convention Center Complex. Several exhibitions are part of the arts festival and here are some of the results.

2001 was the first year of the new South Carolina Palmetto Hands State-wide Juried Fine Craft Competition, co-sponsored by the North Charleston Cultural Arts Program and the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro, SC. We do not have information about the cash awards or who the juror was but the winners are as follows: Best of Show went to Elizabeth Mazyck of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Outstanding Merit Awards were given to Michael DuBois, Ladson, SC and Sallie Youmans, Edisto Island, SC. Honorable Mentions went to Elizabeth Keller, Conway, SC; Stanley Smith, Charleston, SC; Tom Boozer, Yonges Island, SC; Michele Blank, Mt. Pleasant, SC; Dennis Zabawa, Ladson, SC; Denise Crislip, Plum Branch, SC; Amy Ann Adams, Myrtle Beach, SC; Paula Brown, Aiken, SC; Carole Burton, Charleston, SC; and Michael Dubois, Ladson, SC.

Thirty pieces were selected for a Traveling Exhibition to be toured through the SC State Museum's Traveling Exhibitions Programs. The exhibit will be shown at the SC Artisans Center in Walterboro over the summer months and then continue on throughout the state.

The 2001 North Charleston Arts Festival Annual Juried Art Exhibition and Competition received 123 entries from artists from the Lowcountry of SC. The Best of Show award went to Bob Graham of Mt. Pleasant. Purchase Awards were given to Lorrie Gunn of Mt. Pleasant and Anita Blewer of North Charleston. The People's Choice Award was won by Bob Graham of Mt. Pleasant.

In the Oils Category: 1st Place was awarded to George Mueller of Hilton Head; 2nd Place went to Tami Cardnella of Mt. Pleasant; and 3rd Place was given to Ray E. Goodbred of Charleston. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Richard Rose, Mt. Pleasant; Nancy Davidson, Mt. Pleasant; and Anita Blewer, N. Charleston.

In the Watercolor Category: 1st Place went to Charles Parnelle, Charleston; 2nd Place was awarded to Caroline Street Trickey, Charleston; and 3rd Place was given to Bruce Chandler, Georgetown. Honorable mentions went to Lu Hook, Georgetown; Bette L. Bentley, Summerville; and Bob Graham, Mt. Pleasant.

In the Acrylics Category: 1st Place went to Dana Coleman, Mt. Pleasant; 2nd Place went to Kem Welch, Hanahan; and 3rd Place was awarded to Bruce Chandler, Georgetown. Honorable Mentions were given to Sabine Avcalade, Summerville; Kaytee Bell, Charleston; and George Mueller, Hilton Head.

The Mixed Media Category: 1st Place went to Anita Blewer, N. Charleston; 2nd Place went to Dian Hammett, Georgetown; and 3rd Place was given to Deborah Neal, Kiawah Island. Honorable Mentions went to Katherine DuTremble, Mt. Pleasant and Sandra Hilton, Camden.

In the Drawing/Pastel Category: 1st Place went to Lorrie Gunn, Mt. Pleasant; 2nd Place was awarded to Dian Hammett, Georgetown; and 3rd Place went to Patricia Brinson, Moncks Corner. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Anita Blewer, N. Charleston; Lorrie Gunn, Mt. Pleasant; and Peggy Howe, Mt. Pleasant.

The 2001 Photography Exhibition and Competition received 156 entried from artists living in the Lowcountry of SC.

In the Color Photography Professional or Advanced Amateur Division I: 1st Place was awarded to Olivia Smith, N. Charleston; 2nd Place went to Kenny McKeithan, Charleston; and 3rd Place was given to Ken Aikin, N. Charleston. Honorable Mentions went to Blaine Tronoski, N. Charleston and Olivia Smith, N. Charleston.

In the Monochrome Professional or Advanced Amateur Division I: 1st Place was given to Susan Lloyd, Charleston; 2nd Place was awarded to Doug DeLong, N. Charleston; and 3rd Place went to Susan Lloyd, Charleston. Honorable Mentions went to Blaine Tronoski, N. Charleston and Olivia Smith, N. Charleston.

In the Color Category Amateur Division II: 1st Place went to Jennifer Johnson, Charleston; 2nd Place went to Janet Cornish, Folly Beach; and 3rd Place was given to Tom Botchie, N. Charleston. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Ralph Schuman, N. Charleston and Tom Botchie, N. Charleston.

In the Monochrome Category Amateur Division II: 1st Place was given to Patten Dew, Charleston: 2nd Place went to Terry Hughes, Hanahan; and 3rd Place was given to Jennifer Johnson, Charleston. Honorable Mentions went to Cindy Waterlander, Goose Creek and Jennifer Justice, Mt. Pleasant.

The annual Youth Art Exhibition and Competition had a total of 498 entries from students from schools in the Lowcountry of SC.

In the High School Division (Grades 9-12): 1st Place went to Lauren Murphy, Stratford HS; 2nd Place went to Amanda McSwain, Stratford HS; and 3rd Place went to Marvis Myers, Timberland HS. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Nicholas Bolden, Hanahan HS; Polina Ivanova, Charleston Co. School of the Arts; Kendall Heider, West Ashley HS; and Shea Stafford, Stratford HS.

In the Middle School Division (Grades 6-8): 1st Place went to Trey Williams, Charleston Co. School of the arts; 2nd Place went to Lisa Burk, Rollings Middle School of the Arts; and 3rd Place went to Johnny Knight, Charleston Co. School of the Arts. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Stacey Roddick, Alston MS; Kelsey Lamber, Rollings Middle School of the Arts; and Sam McMasters, Charleston Co. School of the Arts.

In the Elementary School Division (Grades 1-5): 1st Place went to Padan Starnes-Swinimer, Myrtle Beach; 2nd Place went to Maxwell Blank, Mt. Pleasant; and 3rd Place went to Blaed Bailey, Goose Creek. Honorable Mentions were given to Tacama McKie, E.A. Burnes ES; Jacquelyn Jordan, Sedgefield Intermediate; and Frankee Choice, Marrington ES.

For further information about this competition and exhibition call the North Charleston Cultural Arts Program at 843/745-1087.

The results of the 2001 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Show, which takes place during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival each year in May and June. The annual Outdoor Art Show took place "this year" from May 25 - June 3, at Washington Square Park in Charleston, SC. (Next year back at Marion Square Park for the full 17 days of the Festival.) The exhibition features the work of about 80 artists from throughout South Carolina. The show is coordinated by Billie Sumner and Victoria Platt Ellis, in conjunction with the City of Charleston's Office of Cultural Affairs. The juror for this year's show was Harry DeLorme of the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, GA. The results are as follows:
The Mayor's Purchase Choice Award went to Chris Ritsch; 1st Place was awarded to Anita Blewer; 2nd Place was given to Karen Vournakis; and 3rd Place went to Susan Colwell. Merit Awards were given to Jennifer Smith, Zernie Smith, Richard Johnson, John Michaels and John Jones. Honorable Mentions went to Tammy Papa, Elaine Berlin, Dixie Dugan, Jeanette Nicholson and Daryl Knox.

For further infomation contact Billie Sumner at 843/884-8850 or Victoria Platt Ellis at 843/875-7500.

Charleston Crafts in Charleston, SC, proudly announces the award winners from the two Fine Craft shows, a part of Piccolo Spoleto Festival, held in Charleston, SC, May 25-27, 2001 and June 1-3, 2001. Both shows were a resounding success with some attendance records being set. Stephanie Lewis-Robertson of Indianapolis, IN and Robben McAdam of Charleston, SC, juried the shows respectively, selecting from the 142 artisans' pieces. The coordinators, Vicki Vigneault, Susan Manchester, and Dorinda Harmon, appreciated the efforts of the artisans who came from fourteen states to present their works.

The events are produced by Charleston Crafts, Inc., a cooperative organization of South Carolina fine craft artists, in cooperation with the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. The Festival is co-produced by the City of Charleston, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the College of Charleston, School of the Arts.

The awards given for the weekend of May 25-27 were as follows: the Mayor's Purchase Award ($525) went to Jam and Raja Piel, wood, Canton, GA; First Place ($400) was awarded to David and Debbie Owen, jewelry, Buckhannon, WV; Second Place ($300) went to Nancy Kubale, mixed media, Rutherfordton, NC; and Third Place ($200) was given to Ignatius Creegan & Rod Givens, fiber, Richmond VA. There were five Honorable Mention ($100) awards given to Rachel Weiss, jewelry, Charleston, SC; Danny Finney, folk art, Richmond, VA; Richard Gallager, glass, Harmony, WV; and Jeannie Holland, clay, Atlanta, GA. The Exhibitor's Choice Award ($200) went to Nancy Kubale, mixed media, Rutherfordton, NC. Purchase Awards were given as follows: ($300) Judy Goskey, jewelry, Burton, OH; ($300) Morris Johnson, folk art, St. Petersburg, FL; ($200) Charles Cecil, jewelry, High Point, NC; ($200) Charles Cecil, jewelry, High Point, NC; ($100) David and Debbie Owen, jewelry, Buckhannon, WV; and ($100) Sally Leydic, glass, Isle of Palms SC.

The awards given the weekend of June 1-3 were as follows: First Place ($400) went to Peter and Susan MacDougal, clay, Round Pond, ME; Second Place ($300) was given to Kim Kniest, metal, Wadmalaw Island, SC; Third Place ($200) was awarded to Wendy Newman, jewelry, Newport News, VA. Two Honorable Mention ($100) were given to Candy Caldwell, jewelry, Johns Island, SC and Annie Van-Every, clay, Seabrook Island, SC. The Exhibitor's Choice Award ($200) went to Peter and Susan MacDougal, clay, Round Pond, ME. The Slide Juror's Choice ($125) was awarded to Peter and Susan MacDougal, clay, Round Pond, ME. A Purchase Award ($100) was given to Gena VanDyke, clay, Charlotte, NC.

For further information/application to next year's shows, write to Charleston Crafts, P0 Box 22152, Charleston, SC 29413-2152, call 843/723-2938, or see their web site at (

Winners in Ninth Annual Harborwalk Juried Art Exhibit Announced
Artists from across the Lowcountry and from Florence county entered their two dimensional original paintings in the Ninth Annual Harborwalk Juried show on Friday June 1 for competition in the show juried and judged by Betty Bramlett of Spartanburg. Thirty nine pieces were chosen to be included in the exhibit which opened Thursday night to a large and enthusiastic crowd at the Prevost Gallery of the Rice Museum on Front St. in downtown Georgetown, SC. The show will continue through July 14.
The reception, which was open to the public, was the occasion to announce the winners in the competition. The painting selected as "Best in Show" was the work of Bruce Chandler entitled Sailors. The dramatic design and strong technical skill of the winning painting was a crowd pleaser. First prize went to Kathy Metts Galtney for her bright and breezy painting, Geeche Breeze. The movement and action in the painting and the unique style of Galtney's work give it a pleasing appeal. Betty Robinson's work Night Marsh garnered second prize. Robinson, a frequent winner in major juried shows across SC and beyond, demonstrated the creativity and expertise of a seasoned artist in her work. Florence resident, Jaclyn Wukela took home third prize for her painting, The Market. A rich and colorful painting with depth and intriguing intricacy, the work was a strong and solid selection.
Thirteen honorable mentions went to artists from Charleston, Horry and Georgetown counties. Winners were: Sandra Grach, Georgetown for Saturday Night at the Barn; Betsy Havens, Georgetown and Columbia, for The Red Chair; Johnnie Roberson, Pawleys Island, for Betsy-Hard at Work; Estelle McClary, Georgetown for DuBrovnik Roofs; Mickey Henderson, Pawleys Island for Harborwalk; Dottie Dixon, Pawleys Island for Art for Sale; Jan LaPolla, Conway, for Marketplace in Athens; Gail Honeycutt, Pawleys Island for Day in the Sun; Milburn Riley for Twilight Time; Jeri Tsistinas, Myrtle Beach for View from Harbor House; Phyllis Graham, Pawleys Island, for Treasures; Judy McGinn, Pawleys Island for Brookgreen Diana and Steven Jordan, Mt. Pleasant for Ex Wife.
Following judging, juror for the exhibit Betty Bramlett said, "The show was a delight to judge because all of the pieces were individual. The usual beach/Lowcountry works were present but all were completely different. The winning works were strong and would stand up well in any show."
Another much enjoyed feature of the show is the opportunity for viewers to express their choice for their favorite painting by participating in the Peoples Choice Award. Votes will be tallied from the opening date until the downtown Georgetown Harborwalk Festival and the winner will be announced during the first night of the festival. An exciting prize donated by a local tourist concern will be awarded the Peoples Choice artist.
With great diversity of style and subject matter the paintings of the winners and all those included in the show make the exhibit one of interest to people with varied tastes and interests.
For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or call the museum at 843/546-7423.
Results From The Lowcountry Juried Craft Show
Cash awards were presented to three artists at the opening reception of the Lowcountry Juried Craft Show May 17. Philip A. Greene of Round O, SC, won Best of Show ($500) for his exquisitely crafted wooden canoe. Taylor Lominick of Charleston was awarded First Place ($250) for his intricate art glass. Tom Boozer of Yonges Island, SC, took Second Place ($100) honors for his wood and 3D Mixed Media designs.
Juror Linda Warner Constantino of Hilton Head Island spoke to all the participating artisans after her judging and praised them for the "extremely high quality of craftsmanship" they brought to the show and for their "courage and vision" as artists. Constantino has an MFA in Illustration from Syracuse (NY) University and is an artist who works in the mediums of oil and watercolor. She has taught at the School of Visual Arts in Savannah.
Regarding Philip Greene's work, she said "He displays mastery of his craft and a willingness to take his chosen medium to the highest level. His work is both functional and artistic."
For Greene Best of Show is becoming a habit. He's won three at the Georgetown. SC Wooden Boat Exhibit and in 1994 and 1995 one of his canoes won the highest honor at Wooden Boat magazine's show in New England. Back then his boats were a bargain at $6-8,000. The 36-year-old Greene grew up in the Adirondack Mountains of NY. He admits his early obsession with detail and craftsmanship meant his time probably averaged out to "a few dollars an hour." Now his creations can bring as much as $20,000 for a 20' canoe or hundreds for a paddle. Acclaimed woodworker Sam Ma1oof owns two boats.
Greene's business, Wood Song Canoes, offers 16 models. "We figure there are about 40 different hull designs with all the variations possible." says Greene. His brother Tim now works with him and they have a year's worth of backlog orders. He creates using such woods as bird's-eye and fiddleback sugar maple, ash, western red cedar, redwood, Sitka spruce, Honduras mahogany, and walnut. The two men can produce about eight boats a year. (Wood Song Canoes @ 843/835-8137)
The Lowcountry Juried Craft Show is a featured event of "Bravo - Celebrate the Arts." and is held in partnership with the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors are the South Carolina Artisans Center, The Coastal Discovery Museum, and the Heyward House Historic center in Bluffton, site of the show.

Student Art Competition Winners Announced
Greensboro Artists' League is pleased to announce the winners of the Student Making Art (SMART) competition. The winners at the seventh and eighth grade level follow 1st prize: Nina Tan, $100, Jackson Middle School art department, $700, Linda Setliff; teacher; 2nd prize: Linda Pham, $75, Jackson Middle School art department, $525, Linda Setliff, teacher; 3rd prize: Patrick Jones, $50, Mendenhall Middle School art department, $350, Lynn Powell, teacher. Honorable mentions include: Charlie Parks, St. Pius X School; Steven Lim and Ben Tuttle, Aycock Middle School; Morgan Stroud, Greensboro Day School, Ryan Weatherford, Northwest Middle School; Song Bui, Jackson Middle School; Michael Lees, Welborn Middle School; Kierstin Snyder, Jamestown Middle School; and Wallace May, Guilford Day School. The winners at the ninth and tenth grade level follow 1st prize: Betsy Rives, $100, Grimsley High School art department, $700, Leigh Ann Cross, teacher; 2nd prize: Nicole Carter, $75, Southwest Guilford High School art department, $525, Linda Coggins, teacher; 3rd prize: Daniel Chamblee, $50, Grimsley High School art department, $350, Jana Ward, teacher. Honorable mentions include: Grant Hardesty, Westchester Academy; John Gilmore, Southern Guilford High School; Alan Billings, Eastern Guilford High School; Meghan Bray, Page High School; and Brantley Highfill, Grimsley High School.
The winners at the 11th and 12th grade level receive student scholarships for college study in visual art: 1st prize: Cheryl Lloyd, $800, Southeast Guilford High School, Gina Hill, teacher; 2nd prize: Adrijana Baric, $700, Ragsdale High School, teacher, 3rd prize; Torey Sackmary, $400, Northwest Guilford High School, Beth Herrick, teacher. Honorable mentions include: Christi Koenig, Jennifer Parker, Mary Grace Hicks, and Debbie Stewart, Grimsley High School; Mary Elizabeth Pate, Southeast Guilford High School; Jonathan Stewart, Eastern Guilford High School; and Melissa Pullen, Northwest Guilford High School.
Representative Alma Adams served as the juror and decided the awards. Students Making Art (SMART) is a program of the Greensboro Artists' League. SMART's primary goal is to reward students for their excellence and to encourage further studies in the fine arts. Middle and high school students in both public and private schools in Guilford County are invited to submit artwork and compete in an exhibition with juried awards. At the seventh and eighth grade level and at the ninth and tenth grade, small awards are given to the students and larger awards are given to the school art department in the student's name. At the eleventh and twelfth grade level, students who plan to go to college to study art receive the entire award. This year work was be shown from May 18-27 and an awards ceremony was held at the Greensboro Artists' League gallery on Sunday, May 20. Kim Jenkins of WFMY-TV gave out the awards and special awards have been made by GAL member and sculptor, Carolyn Owen.
Twenty-four public and private Guilford County schools participated in the SMART program. They are listed as follows: Aycock Middle School, Canterbury School, Eastern Guilford High School, Ferndale Middle School, Greensboro Day School, Grimsley High School, Guilford Day School, Jackson Middle School, Jamestown Middle School, Kiser Middle School, Mendenhall Middle School, Northeast Middle School, Northwest Guilford Middle School, Northwest Guilford High School, Page High School, Ragsdale High School, Southeast High School, Southern Guilford High School, Southwest Guilford High School, St. Pius X School, Weaver Education Center, Welborn Middle School,Westchester Academy, and Western Guilford High School.
Greensboro Artists' League (GAL) is a visual arts membership organization with almost 400 members. GAL's gallery is located in the Greensboro Cultural Center and features exhibitions by established and emerging artists from the Piedmont Triad area. Exhibitions are planned to provide the art-viewing public with a challenging range of ideas, styles, and media.
Greensboro Artists' League is a funded member of the United Arts Council. The United Arts Council works to improve the quality and accessibility of the arts through its financial and administrative support of 14 local arts organizations.

Award Winners Announced at Florence Museum's 23rd Statewide Art Competition
Guests at the Florence Museum, in Florence, SC, Gala Opening of the 23rd Statewide Art Competition strolled amidst the flowers sampling culinary delights of the Provence region and fine French wines while enjoying the best offerings of contemporary SC art.
Juror for the show this year was Lawrence P. Anderson, Francis Marion University Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Fines Arts and Mass Communication. He has recently come from the Department of Art of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion where he was an associate professor and chair of the Department of Art. After jurying the show and the awards he stated, "The selected submissions reflect the traditional and contemporary interests and experiences of these creative South Carolina artists." Those chosen award winners are part of a strong showing of South Carolina talent.
First Place and a $1000 cash prize went to Mary Whyte of Charleston, SC, for her poignant watercolor, "Sister Heyward". Bob Graham of Mt. Pleasant, SC, took second place and $500, for his graphite on paper entitled, "Day Dreaming in the Midnight Sun". Third place and $400 went to Curtis Phillips of Camden, SC, for his oil on linen painting entitled, "Hurricane". Four Honorable Mention Awards, worth $75 each went to Ashlee Basinger of Florence for her color photograph, "Offerings, St. Louis, New Orleans"; Harriet Marshall Goode of Rock Hill, SC, for her oil, "Red"; Elizabeth Keller of Conway, SC, for her porcelain and wood construction, "Inner Planes III" and Susan Lenz of Columbia, SC, for her fiber piece, "5 x 4=20".
"All of the works in the show represent a broad spectrum of media, styles and subject matter," explained Florence Museum director, Betsy Olsen. "There is much high quality work which displays inventiveness, creativity, and expression of the person behind the work." Sponsored by Fleet Mortgage, Peoples Federal, Florence County National Bank, First Reliance and Townsend Holt Orthodontics, the exhibition will be on display at the Florence Museum through May 30.
Also presented at the Gala Opening was the Friends of the Florence Museum Award, established in 1978 to give special recognition to an organization or individual in the Florence community who has contributed outstanding service to the welfare of the Museum. Paula Efird, a member of the Friends since 1987, received the award and a platter by ceramic artist, Carolyn Jebaily. Efird, has served in every position of the Friends organization and worked on many of the committees and activities. Her devotion and long hours of service have helped to promote the Museum and further the outreach to the community, enrich the lives of children, raise funds for Museum & Friends projects, children's programming and special events.
For more information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or call the museum at 843/662-3351.
Henderson County Arts Center in Hendersonville, NC, Announces Winners of the Artists of Tomorrow Competition
At the opening reception of the "Artists of Tomorrow 6th Annual Juried High School Competition & Exhibition" on Apr. 6, 8 awards were presented to high school students from surrounding areas. Bob Travers, a local wildlife artist and a former high school teacher, who judged the show and presented the awards, encouraged the young artists to continue working and exhibiting their art.
Over 380 pieces were submitted this year with 16 schools participating. "There is great talent in our high schools and we must support our young people in their creativity & self-expression; these works passionately expressed their creativity," observed Eileen Ross, a resident artist. "This year it was a challenging task for the judge and The Art Center considering the volume of work and the variety of media; everyone worked very hard. A big thank you should go to the art teachers for their dedication to the students and their work. As Bob Travers said in his opening speech, "This is a success. You are all winners." "I agree," said Marina Zinni, Director of the Arts Center. The Exhibition will be on display through May 11.
Award Winners are: Best in Show Award, $50 certificate presented by Presto Art Supplies went to Katyn Chmielewski (North Buncombe High School, Buncombe County) for her pencil drawing "Self Portrait"; Judge's Choice Award was also awarded to Katyn Chmielewski for her pencil drawing "Self Portrait"; 3-Dimensional Award, $25 certificate presented by Highwater Clays was given to Beth Bailey (East Henderson High School, Henderson County) for her sculpture "Despair"; 2-Dimensional Award, $25 certificates presented by Frugal Framer went to Clare Evans (North Buncombe High School, Buncombe County) for her acrylic painting "Portrait of Amanda"; Incentive Award, $100 presented by Marion Strain was awarded to Tiffany Dyer (Swain High School, Swain County) for her painting "Self Portrait"; Mixed Media Award, $25 presented by Susan Fazio was given to Emily Hansen (North Buncombe High School, Buncombe County) for her piece "Isolation"; Honorable Mention Award, $25 presented by The Arts Center went to Allison Momich (Madison High School, Madison County) for her batik "Broken Garden"; Photography Award, $25 gift certificate presented by Flinchum Photography was awarded to Nathan Roberts (North Buncombe High School, Buncombe County) for his photograph "Hacking Me, Myself and I"; a Peoples Choice will be award at the end of the exhibition on May 12.
For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings or call the Henderson County Arts Center at 828/693-5504.
DownTownes Gallery in Greenville, SC, Announces Results of 2nd Annual Photography Exhibition
DownTownes Gallery, in Greenville, SC, opened its second Juried Photography
Exposition Thursday, Apr. 5, with doors open wide and people everywhere. The
opening of this show was the best attended in the gallery's history, with a crowd of over 300 people.
This year's juror was Diane Hopkins-Hughes, an Adjunct Professor of Art at Furman University in Greenville. The Call for Entries was open to all photographers and all photographic processes. With over 200 entries submitted, Hopkins-Hughes faced quite a challenge. She managed to narrow the work down to a show representing 45 regional photographers. Hopkins-Hughes also found that while she "strived for a balanced show, the majority of images entered were black & white as the exhibit reflects". But have no fear you will find plenty of color and alternative processes as well.
Three Cash Awards were given, as well as six Honorable Mentions. Allen Anderson of Columbia, SC, won Best in Show for his black & white print "Allison & the Waterfall". The Juror's Awards went to Anne Taylor of Greenville for her color pint "Table for One" and Steven Stinson of Spartanburg, SC, for his digital print "Agave". Honorable mentions went to Já Barkley, Megan Mell, Barbara Castelloe, Dan Harris, all from Greenville, Joshua Schaffer of Pendleton, SC, and Robert Poe of Greenwood, SC.
The show will be up through May 17, so please drop by the gallery and share in the wealth of creativity and skill here in our region.
For further info check our SC Commercial Gallery listings or call the gallery at 864/232-4404 or at (
The Associated Artists of Southport held its annual Spring Show at the Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, NC, during the month of Mar, 2001. The jurors for the show were Mary Whyte of Charleston, SC and Don Johns of Wilmington, NC. The results were as follows:
Best of Show - Bruce Chandler
1st Place - Greta Swain
2nd Place - Bob Leroy
3rd Place - Medrith Nuttle
Merit Awards - Charlotte Beckner, Kay Ballard, Deborah Pollard, Patricia Crawford, Patricia Stopa, Leah Rodenbough, John Parker, Kay Robbins and Phyllis Riley.
Honorable mentions - Sherry Thornton, Barbara Fleri, Pamala Swarback, Deborah Pollard, Miriam Pinkerton, Marianne Ewen, M.R. Kantlehnor, Rachel Kastner and Nancy Eppard.
The Sherri Gerloven memorial Award went to Jamie McQueen and Clara Mae Griffin Memorial Award to Evonne Phillips.
The 3-D award winners were:
1st Place - A.J. Keesee
2nd Place - Sandy Hovey
3rd Place - Peg Midgley
Merit Award - Laurel Keesee
Honorable Mentions - Carol Aweeky and A.J. Keesee.
For further information call Miriam Pinkerton at 910/278-5562.
Art About Women Opening at Full Circle Arts in Hickory, NC
Full Circle Arts in Hickory, NC, opened their February juried art competition exhibition entitled Art About Women, on display in the Window Gallery through Feb. 24.
The opening evening was an immense success, attracting a large turn out. The program began with the judge of the show, Jan Craft: internationally recognized Gastonia metals artist, speaking to the group about her work as a jeweler and sculptor. After announcing the winners, Craft gave a gallery talk about the pieces she chose as first. second and third place winners.
Chosen as first place was Dare to Pry, a sculpture by Ellen Ball of Bethlehem, NC. Second place went to Virgo: The Maiden Sleeps in her Necklace a bracelet by P.L. Rhodes of Conover, NC. Third place went to Jean Cauthen for her painting 25 Days. Honorable mentions went to Misty Leigh Banks, Don't Stop, Terry Hamra, Acceptance, Walt McGervey, La Principessa, Peter Milne, Green Snake, and Suzanne Adams Ramsey Oh My Darling Daughter.
A donation from the proceeds of any artwork sold as well as a donation from Full Circle Arts will be presented to First Step, Hickory's battered women's shelter, at the close of the show.
For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings or call Full Circle Arts at 828/322-7545.

Greensboro Artists' League Announces Winners Of Juried Exhibition
The Greensboro Artists' League is pleased to announce the winners of its 2001 All Members' Juried Exhibition, which was juried by Mary Lou Sussman, owner of the Blue Pony Gallery in Charlotte, NC. The All Members' Juried Exhibition, featuring the work of more than 140 member artists, will be open at the Greensboro Artists' League until February 25.
Sheri B. Skeahan won first place for her striking abstract painting titled The Old City. She received $500 and the opportunity to have a solo exhibition at the Greensboro Artists' Lengue in the year 2002. John D. Gall won the second place award of $275 for his highly skilled technique in multi colle etchings titled Human Equations - Struggle & Companion. E. Gyuri Hollosy placed third, winning a prize of $175 for his sensitive bronze titled Blue Bell Fairy.
Sussman also awarded 10 honorable mentions for work in a variety of mediums. Artists who won honorable mentions are: Patricia Bodle, June Butts, Pamela Crist, Brian Hibbard, Dorothy Milligan, Yousif Mohamed Sabri, Leisa Slensby, Dawn Stetzel, Ginger Williamson. and Lee Zacharius.
For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings or call the gallery at 336/333-7485.

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