Results of Past Juried Shows - 2002

The Pickens County Cultural Commission is pleased to announce that the Pickens County Museum's "25th Annual Juried South Carolina Artist's Exhibition" opened to the public with a gala "Silver Anniversary" reception and awards ceremony on Nov. 9, and will continue through Dec. 21, 2002. The Juror for this year's competition, J. Paul Sires, offers 25 years experience in the fine arts, not only as a practicing professional sculptor, but also as an art dealer & consultant. As co-director/owner of the prestigious Center of the Earth Gallery in Charlotte, NC, his broad knowledge of various art forms is well complimented by his reputation as an able and innovative artist. Sires spent the day of Oct. 17 looking at, and contemplating 398 works of art representing 153 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 impressive final selection of 130 works of art represents 121 of this state's most thought provoking artists. Speaking about the task of jurying such a competition, Sires said, "While jurying this exhibition I have kept several issues in mind: (1) The purpose of this exhibition in the function of the Pickens County Museum; (2) The context overall of the work entered; (3) How the work speaks about the relationship between the artist and his/her process of producing work; (4) Does the work have a personality/mood/intent that engages the viewer. And of course my responses to works of art are all connected to my own life experiences." He continued, "I have tried to include what I felt were the best works of as many different artists working on a variety of levels of ability that I could include in the space. The show hopefully will reflect an attitude of inclusiveness and the celebration of the creative processes from a variety of individuals with a variety of backgrounds sharing the common thread of a need to create." The juror added his "Congratulations to the museum for having such a large response to the exhibition and to everyone for their participation."
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 are also a fair representation of the variety of artists actively "at work". Sires chose, collectively, the oil paintings "Debbie" and "Amanda", by Aiken's Anne Bliss as the First Place Award. Second Place was presented to Amanda Sanders of Seneca for her "Untitled" oil painting. The Third Place honors went to Columbia's Marcelo Novo for the acrylic on canvas "Net". Honorable Mentions were bestowed upon Linda Hyatt Cancel of Laurens for her oil painting "Twelve", to Seneca's Nancy Oppenheimer for her pastel "After The Fall" and to Teresa Prater of Pacolet for her charcoal drawing "Gaia". In addition to the above awards, Sires asked that a special "Juror's Choice" accolade, denoting artwork of special interest, be presented to Easley's Tom Flowers for his acrylic on canvas "Its What's Inside That Counts", to Nancy O'Dell - Keim from Spartanburg for her mixed media "Altared Series: Front Porch" and to Jane West of Norris for her mixed media "Cateechee School No 2". Teresa Mills, representing the Peoples National Bank, selected the watercolor, "Fish Camp" by Paul Dohr of Salem, along with the mixed media collage, "It's High Time" by Taylor's Kevin Isgett as the recipients of the Peoples National Bank Purchase Award and will add these two pieces to the Peoples National Bank Collection.
Thanks to the kind sponsorships of Pickens County & the Pickens County Cultural Commission, Peoples National Bank, Bud & Anita Nalley for the Nalley Construction Company, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, Rozelle Stone Company, LLC, Greystone Industries, Palmetto Cleaners, The Clemson Office of Scott & Stringfellow, Inc., Robinson's Funeral Home, Crematorium & Memorial Gardens, The Gift Emporium of Liberty, Liberty Family Pharmacy, Paul E. & Brenda Bowie, III, Jennings & Oleta Farr, Seth & Doreen Heimlich, Philip & Gilda Hendricks, Dr. J. Hal & Sue Jameson, Ralph & Shirley Sarlin and Eddie & Mable Wynn the Pickens County Museum selected two 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 Gerard Erley of Seneca for his pastel "The Golden Hour". An additional Pickens County Museum Purchase Award was made to John J. Urban, Jr. of Anderson, for his acrylic painting, "Watching Over Caesars Head". In addition to the fourteen works of art singled out for special mention, there are one hundred and sixteen more on the walls, pedestals and even on the floor throughout the museum's second floor galleries. 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 generous reflection of the community of artists presently at work in South Carolina and, indeed, our world. The Pickens County Museum is located on the corner of Hwy. 178 at 307 Johnson Street in Pickens, SC 29671. For more information you can call the museum at (864) 898-5963, or by e-mail at (picmus@co.pickens.sc.us).

The "25th Annual Caldwell County Visual Artist Competition" winners were announced. The Caldwell Arts Council hosted the exhibition in Nov. 2002, in Lenoir, NC. Forty-two artists participated in this years competition. The juror for this year's event was Margaret Yaukey of Appalachian State University in Boone NC. Over sixty pieces of artworks, including painting, sculpture, glass engraving, collage, drawings, and hand made paper made up this exhibit. The exhibit is sponsored annually by Bernhardt Furniture, Century 21/LA Properties, and Grand Manor Furniture. Their commitment to the arts in Caldwell County, and to this event , have directly impacted this exhibit and it's maturation in the level of quality and caliber of entries that we now see. This year's award winners are:
The Bernhardt Furniture Company Award went to Karen Yost for "Be Still, Karen" and The Satie Broyhill Award went to Bill Stronach for "Island Girl". Honorable Mention Awards also went to:Marta Ustsler for "Three Gourds"; David Hessell for "Italy"; Scott Kunkle for "First Cowboy"; and Theresa Gloster for "Mamas Wash Day". For more information call the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or on the web at (www.conninc.com/caldart).

Winners in the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg "Focus on Youth" Juried Art Competition were announced Nov. 12 at a reception in the Guild Gallery in the Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC. First place winner was Michael Arnett of Spartanburg High School; second place, Morgan Willard of Spartanburg Day School; third place, Betty Ann Bishop of Spartanburg High School; honorable mentions, Ashley Gibson of Chesnee High School, Vanessa Martinez of Dorman High School and Jessica Manner of Spartanburg High School. The competition was open to all 11th grade students in Spartanburg County and was juried by Fred Edgerton, who selected 31 of the 61 pieces submitted. The exhibit was on view throughout the month of Nov. 2002 in the Guild's Gallery.

The Charlotte Art League in Charlotte, NC, presented the "Fall Into Art 2002" the League's fall juried show from Oct. 2 ­Nov. 2, 2002, at the CALiedoscope Gallery on 1517 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC. Sponsors for this event are Crosland and Binders Art Supplies and Frames. CAL was privileged to have support for the exhibits opening from Sushi 101, Gallo Wine Distributors, and Queens Beans coffee. In addition, Theresa and Kevin Bloom from Opera Carolina performed several pieces from their upcoming opera, "The Marriage of Figaro" to a receptive audience.
"Fall into Art 2002" had an enthusiastic response from the local arts community with more than 160 fine art works submitted for the juror by local artists. The quality of work from all contributors was impressive and after much deliberation, the event list was selected for a total of 48 pieces representing, painting, photography, prints, and sculpture. Susan Perry graciously offered to juror the exhibit. Perry is the Adult Programs Coordinator for the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte since 1992. She has taught drawing and art history at Queens College and Central Piedmont Community College. Perry holds a MFA and a Master's Degree in English from California State University and University of North Carolina, respectively. Each place award received $75 gift certificate from Binder's Art Supplies along with their respective prize monies.
This year's place awardees are: First Place, Duy Huynh, "Juggler", (acrylic on ceramic tile), $500 Award; Second Place, Joana Wardell, "Tag Collection" (acrylic), $300 Award; and Third Place, Marianne Ruess, "Outline in Blue" (linoprint), $200 Award. The exhibit had two Honorable Mentions. Each recipient received a $100 gift certificate from Binder's Art Supplies. They were: Conner Nguyen, "Fiery Arrow#1" (photograph) and Veronica Clark, "Portrait of 77" (oil). Two additional ribbon awards were presented along with $25 gift certificates from Binders Art Supplies. They were: Judith Cutler, "Paul's Pond II", (pastel) and Constance Spencer, "Logged Out" (pastel).
For further info call CAL at 704/376-2787 or on the web at (www.charlotteartleague.org).

The award winners of the "2002 Pee Dee Regional Juried Show" sponsored by Chick-fil-A were announced at the Florence Museum in Florence, SC, on Oct. 4, 2002. Honorable Mention categories, First, Second and Third Place awards were selected by jurist, JoAnne Anderson of Belton, SC. Anderson, an award winning artist, is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, teacher and juror. Guests who attended the opening night reception selected the Peoples' Choice Award.
Ninety-two artists from a ten county region submitted works in an extensive range of media and style. The annual competition is designed to highlight the best contemporary work created by Pee Dee area artists. The exhibition will be at the Florence Museum through Nov. 27, 2002. First Place went to Karen Edgar of Myrtle Beach, SC, for her large charcoal and black pastel piece, "The Field Hand; Second Place went to Treelee MacAnn also from Myrtle Beach for her woodcut, "Remaining Light and Third Place was awarded to Mary Dezutti of Pawleys Island, SC, for "Red Pots", a watercolor.
Four Honorable Mention Awards went to Dewey Ervin of Florence for his photograph, "Guinness; Patz Fowle of Hartsville, SC, for her acrylic on canvas, "After Realizing That His Futile Attempt to Scratch His Own Ear Off Had Failed... Vincent's Cat Resumed Painting; Jo Jeffers of Florence for her clay "Figure Box and Estelle McClary of Georgetown, SC, for her watercolor, "Local Talk. For more information call the museum at 843/662-3351.

The Caldwell Arts Council, in association with Tri-State Sculptors, held the "17th Annual Sculpture Celebration" in JE Broyhill Park, Lenoir, NC. This year 113 sculptors from across the country participated in the event. Sculptors were competing for over $16,000 in award money and purchases. It was a perfect day to enjoy this grand art event! The park was full of sculpture, music and good food. This year's judge was respected curator and critic Linda Johnson Dougherty. The morning was enlivened with the wonderful sound of jazz from the Todd Wright Orchestra, and the afternoon flowed with the Celtic and traditional music of Puddingstone. Children and adults alike enjoyed the hands on art activities with the "Play with Clay" and the Mosaic Mural Project, for a permanent art installation at The J E Broyhill Park.
The awards were as follows:
The Michaux-Sturgis Merit Award recipient was, Ui Jin Park of Boone, NC, for "Ascension". The recipient for the Classical Realism Merit Award was Tucker Bailey of Blews Creek, NC, for, "Amber Waves." The Bernhardt Furniture Merit Award recipient was Steve Bickley of Blacksburg, VA, for "Red Corona." The Liza Plaster Merit Award went to Harry McDaniel of Ashville, NC, for "Red Spire." The Norma Suddreth Merit Award went to Greg Fidler of Bakersville, NC, for "Gaston".
The following are the judge's Merit Award recipients, each receiving $500. George Ingle of Asheville, NC, for "Untitled"; Jennifer Kincaid of Charlotte, NC, for "New Moons"; Kristin Gudjonsdottir of Chapel Hill, NC, for "Found Feelers"; Phill Proctor of Greenville, NC, for "Object at Rest"; and Dawn Stetzel of Pittsboro, NC, for "Community".
The following are purchase award winners. These pieces were purchased for various collections. The Broyhill Family Foundation purchases will be added to the Caldwell Arts Council's public sculpture collection located throughout Caldwell County. This year's purchase will bring the number of sculptures in the collection to 68.
Broyhill Family Foundation Purchase Awards: Steve Bickley of Blacksburg, VA, for "Red Corona"; Dean Curfman of Morganton, NC, for "Ponder Spot"; Barbara Fletcher of Billerica, MA, for "Chameleon"; and Gary Gresco of Oriental, NC, for "Morning Call".
Other Purchase Awards included: NC Association of Educators, Caldwell Chapter Purchase Award was Joel Hass of Raleigh, NC, with "Prince Owelbert". Dr. John Tye, Graystone Opt Homological Purchase Award was Mule Curfman of Morganton, NC, with "Harbinger of Spring".
Sponsors for the '17th Annual Sculpture Celebration" include: Caldwell Arts Council, City of Lenoir Parks and Recreation Department, Broyhill Family Foundation, Broyhill Furniture Industries, Bernhardt Furniture Company, A friend of Caldwell Arts Council, Golden Corral Steak House, Greer Laboratories, Bill White, Susan Rowe, Caldwell County Patron, Corral Family Foundation, Mrs. Allene B. Heilman, Mr. and Mrs, M. L. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Freiman, Graystone Ophthalmology: Dr. Ann Joslyn, Dr. John Tye, Caldwell Chapter - NCAE, Blue Ridge Electric, Highwater Clay, EB Wall and Associates, Aldred Electric of Lenoir, The Music Center, and NC Arts Council- Grassroots Grant.
If you missed this year's Sculpture Celebration you can visit our web site and see all 230 sculptures entered, go to (www.conninc.com/caldart/) after Oct. 15, 2002. For more information please call the Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486.

The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is pleased to announce the following winners of the 2002 Photo Competition, "Exposure 02". This show includes photographs from photographers from Caldwell, Catawba, Burke, Watauga, and Alexander Counties in NC. The judge for the competition was Benjamin Porter, a photographer from Asheville, NC. "Exposure' 02 was sponsored by Joseph Delk III.
The awards were as follows: Best In Show was awarded to Bard Edrington for "Pasque Flower"; 1st Place in Color went to David Hessell for "Hmog Girl"; 2nd Place Color went toMary Order for "Zeph"; 3rd Place Color was given to Pat Pilchard for "Orchid"; and an Honorable Mention, Color was given to Jack Daulton for "Behind the Flowers".
The award for 1st Place, Black & White went to Pat Pilchard for "Poppies"; 2nd Place, Black & White was given to Jim Wike for "Take 5"; 3rd Place, Black & White went to Traci Woods for "Speedway Tyke"; and an Honorable Mention, Black & White went to Liza Plaster for "Ross" and Bard Edrington for "Part Time Auto Parts".
These photographs and over 75 more were on display during the exhibition.
For more information, please contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486.

Art 1 Gallery and Instructional Center in Gastonia, NC, hosted the 5th Annual "I Am Woman Exhibition and Competition.
Individuals and businesses donated $150. as a Patron Award for Art 1's 5th Annual "I Am Woman Exhibition.
Every year individuals and businesses are invited to select works of art of their choice and make a $100 contribution to artists for their exceptional work. Individual and business donor's names accompany the works of art for the duration of the show. More than 300 people attended the opening reception.
This year's winners and donors are as follows: Connie Houser, "Before the Pie, sponsor Wayne Dunn; TBA, sponsor Chuck McClure of Meeting on Main; Safi Wa Naobi, "I Still Have a Dream, sponsor Pinnixx, Inc. General Contractors; Karin Schacht, "Mannequin Heads with Wigs, sponsor Sen. and Mrs. Marshall Rauch; Carol Lowry, "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, sponsor Ed Sadler; Judy Rider, "Venice Series: Afternoon Break, sponsor Rick Moore of Stabilus; Alice Archer, "Itsi Bitsi, sponsor Natalie M. Tindol, Earl Tindo Ford; Mark Kuney, "Sensual Water, sponsor Jean M. Torrence; Olin Shelton, "Katherine Hepburn, sponsor Advantage Printing; Jennifer Clifton, "Capri, sponsor Tom Watson, Watson Insurance; Jennifer Gruszecki, "New Orleans, sponsor Citizen South; Martha Lee Burleson, "Seascape #2 Contentment, sponsor Jim Brown of STI; April Harrison, "Forbidden Fruit,sponsor Mr. & Mrs. Winston Bagley; Peggy Hutson Weston, "The Compromise, sponsor Dr. & Mrs. Couture; Veronica Clark, "La Andaluciana, sponsor Eastridge Animal Hospital; Carol Mueller, "The Feminine Landscape, sponsor Joellen Edwards; Sherry Beatty, "Slim and Edna, sponsor Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Gingles; Paula Smith, "Sweet Sixteen Series, sponsor Drs. Cheryl & Phil Leone; Carol Lowry, "Protect, sponsor Frankie Lewis & Claudia Propst; Cynthia Cochran Kinard, "New Arrival, sponsor Kelly Morris; and Jennifer Gruszecki, "The Cross, sponsor Citizens South.
For further information call the center at 704/854-8800 or at 9www.Art1Gallery.com).

Here's a late sleeper!
The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in Charleston, SC, is pleased to announce the winners of the 18th Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition which took place May 24 - June 8, 2002, at the Charleston Visitor Center in Charleston. The show was coordinated by the Charleston Artist Guild. Entries were received by 114 artists, submitting 402 works of art. The show was juried by Dr. Terry K. Hunter, Ph.D., Professor of Art at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC. he selected 67 pieces to be in the exhibition. The winners were as follows: First Place ($500) Award went to Laura Szweda for a mixed media collage, "Message to the Planet"; Second Place ($300) Award went to Tyrone Geter for a mixed media work, "Victory Over Circumstances"; and Third Place ($150) Award was given to Joe Giusti for a work in oil, "Cardinal". Five Honorable Mention Awards of ($50) each were awarded to: Rachel Coker for a silkscreen, "Untitled 3"; Townsend Davidson for a hand-colored photograph, "Pinned Rosa Multiflora"; Brenda Hllenius for a quilted fabric, "Straight-faced Woman"; Janet Kozachek for an oil on linen, "Sleping Standing Up"; and Margo Raven for a painting, "Marsh Rainbow". For further information contact CAG at 843/747-5999 and e-mail at (scartguild@aol.com).

The winners of the "2002 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit" held in Marion Square park in downtown Charleston, SC, are as follows: The Mayor's Purchase Award went to John Michiels for "St. Philips Street #5"; 1st Place went to Chris Ritsch for "Just Beyond the Bend"; 2nd Place went to A. Kelli Griffin for "Untitled"; and 3rd Place went to Amanda Thorne for "Laura Walking Her Pig in Italy". Five equal Merit Awards were given to: Karen Vournakis, Sherly Stalnaker, Darly Knox, Tammy Papa, and Zernie Smith. Aso, five equal Honorable Mention Awards were given to: Robin Blizzard, Tami Cardnella, Nance Lee Sneddon, Susan Colwell, and Lise Corrigan.

The "South Carolina Watercolor Society's 25th Annual Awards Exhibition" is on display at the Columbia Museum of Art, in Columbia, SC, through Aug. 18, 2002. It is fitting that the 25th Annual Exhibition is held at the Columbia Museum of Art, which is the museum that hosted their first exhibition and organizational meeting in 1978. The juror, Dean Mitchell, a prominent African American artist whose works have been compared to Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper said, "The generous range of impressive expressions made my selections difficult and enjoyable. Some paintings communicate with penetrating insight, emotions, masterful technique and sensitivity. There are splendid portraits that capture a gritty real power and the enduring human spirit. Other paintings are abstract geometric forms challenging our minds and imaginational reaction to fields of color and rich texture. In the end, the true beauty of art lies in the creative process and hearts of those who reach outside themselves to serve humanity. From the 225 entries submitted by society members statewide, 64 were selected for the exhibition and $10,000 in artist awards were presented to the top 30 paintings. Award winners include: Best in Show - The Tad Lothrop Memorial Award of $1,000 to Maura Kenny of Georgetown, SC, for "Earth Bound"; Second Place - Husbands and Wives of Artists Award of $800 to Rose F. Metz of Sumter, SC, for "Sicuro"; and Third Place - SC Watercolor Society Past President's Award of $750 to Kathy Caudill of Rock Hill, SC, for "Bedroom Series: The Iron Bed". Other top awards include: Finch & Associates Award of $500 to David M. Benson of Spartanburg, SC, for "Last Rites"; Arthur State Bank Award of $500 to Alex Powers of Myrtle Beach, SC, for "A Life"; Wyman Trotti Memorial Award of $500 to Tom Ratliffe of Hilton Head Island, SC, for "An Artist"; Wachovia Bank Award of $500 to Sue Byrne Russell of Cedar Mountain, NC, for "Entrance"; Americans Looking Towards the Future Award of $400 to Robert Highsmith of Hilton Head Island, SC, for "Low Tide Reflections"; Palmetto Framing Supplies Award of $300 to Randolph New Armstrong of Greer, SC, for "Jammin'"; Hord Stubblefield Memorial Award of $300 to Jennifer Hamilton of Rock Hill, SC, for "Fred Came Home"; Trenholm Artist Guild & Art in a Nutshell Award of $300 to Vickie Jourdan of Hilton Head Island, SC, for "Fragmented"; and Frametastic & Forest Lake Travel Award of $300 to Linda McCane of Spartanburg for "Green Apples and Pears". An additional 18 artists won cash awards including: Santee Cooper Award of $250 to Betty J. Bee, North Myrtle Beach, SC, for "Behind Torn Curtains"; First Federal Award of $250 to Harriet Marshall Goode of Rock Hill, SC, for "Sunday Afternoon, Greenville"; Terminex Service, Inc. Award of $250 to Suzann Marchin of Tega Cay, SC, for "Parking Lot # I"; Charleston Galleries Award of $250 (Given by Billie Sumner, Lowcountry Artists, Morris Gallery, Pink House & Waterfront Gallery) to Al Stine of Anderson, SC, for "Captain Dennis at Georgetown"; Fitzgibbon Gallery Award of $250 to Mary Ellen Suitt of Spartanburg, SC, for "Sarah by the Sea"; Beaufort Art Association Award of $200 to JoAnne Anderson of Belton, SC, for "Eric"; Cameo Art Gallery Award of $200 to Carrie Burns Brown of Greenville, SC, for "90 Percent Blue"; City Art/Art Xpress Award of $200 to Bruce Chandler of Georgetown, SC, for "Sailors"; Crooked Creek Art League & Carol Saunders Gallery Award of $200 to Dennis Clevenger of Ladson, SC, for "Barbed Wire Ahead, Warning Devices"; Larry & Ruth Anne Collins Award of $200 to Chet Goff of Columbia, SC, for "Goldfish"; Florence Artist Guild Award of $200 to Liisa Salosaari Jasinski of Newberry, SC, for "What If?"; Thomas E. Ross, CPA & Guy Lipscomb Award of $200 to Lena R. Massara of Salem, SC, for "What is Real?"; Wilma H. Wedding Memorial Award of $200 (Given by Harry & Phyllis Gregory) to Cecile L.K. Martin of Seneca, SC, for "11 Comes Before 13 (II)"; Mr. & Mrs. Roy Pearce - In Honor of Mr. & Mrs. Guy Lipscomb Award of $200 to Lynn Parrott of Hilton Head Island, SC, for "Sunday Crossword"; N.S. and G., Inc. Award of $200 to Sherry Silvers of Columbia, SC, for "Intuitive Imagery Series XVII"; The Picture Place Award of $200 to Barbara St. Denis of Easley, SC, for "Time Series 74:Retrogressive"; Society of Bluffton Artists & Georgetown County Watercolor Society Award of $200 to Betty K. Walker of Clinton, SC, for "Banana Split III"; and SouthTrust Bank Award of $200 to Juanita Yancey of Columbia, SC, for "Lasting Memories". In addition to the award winners, the following were juried into the exhibition. Artists are listed in alphabetical order and do not represent a specific numerical rank. They include: Judy Gove Adamick of Ridge Spring, SC, with "Stirrup"; Patricia Adelman of Camden, SC, with "Weeping Valley"; Alice D. Bachman of Aiken, SC, with "The Shell Hunt"; Al Beyer of Aiken, SC, with "Untitled"; Lois B. Bro of Pendleton, SC, with "Market Day"; Pain Brock of Greer, SC, with "A Gift for Mama"; Jane Todd Butcher of Greer, SC, with "Another Beginning"; Darden F. Camlin of Georgetown, SC, with "Minnie"; Lois B. Cantrell of Spartanburg, SC, with "Dancing the Dance"; Arnold Carrouth of Fort Mill, SC, with "Copper Moon"; Missy Chapin of Landrum, SC, with "Big Fat Tulips"; John T. Davis, Jr. of Pendleton, SC, with "Watercolor Painters Do It In the Woods"; Claire K. Farrell of Lexington, SC, with "Red Kimono"; Elizabeth H. Fitch of Spartanburg, SC, with "Golden Glow"; Brenda Hancock of Columbia, SC, with "Watercolor II"; Lyssa Harvey of Columbia, SC, with "Palmetto Memory I"; Suzanne C. Kissell of Easton, CT, with Salt "Marsh Storm"; Jennie B. LaFreniere of St. Matthews, SC, with "Tropical Light"; William H. McCall of Union, SC, with "Temple Door"; Betty Procter of Greer, SC, with "Morning Light"; Patti C. Rivers of Pickens, SC, with "A Pair of Pears"; A. K. Singley of Prosperity, SC, with "Window Series #6"; Liz Smith-Cox of Central, SC, with "The Catcher is Out"; Jill Noel Stafford of Augusta, GA, with "Man of Sorrows"; Billie J. Sumner of Mt. Pleasant, SC, with "Windows of Life #36"; Caroline Swanson of Augusta, GA, with "Sun-Dance"; Tom D. Thompson of Chapin, SC, with "Spiral #3"; Carole Knudson Tinsley of Greenville, SC, with "Early Morning Blues"; Keith Tolen of Coumbia, SC, with "Self-Portrait"; Caroline Street Trickey of Charleston, SC, with "A Way of Life"; June E. Tucarella of Lexington, SC, with "Give My Regards To"; Elsa H. Turner of Rock Hill, SC, with "Enigma VI"; Lucy Hargrove Weigle of Augusta, GA, with "Pondering the Way"; and Suzanne Zoole of Spartanburg, SC, with "Primo Vere". The juror's critique video by Dean Mitchell, funded in part by Carolina First Bank, is an excellent visual arts education film and features a critical review of paintings in the exhibition. It will be shown at the museum and is also available for purchase or loan through the society. After the opening exhibition at the Columbia Museum of Art, the award winners comprise the "SCWS 2002 Traveling Exhibition", sponsored by First Citizens Bank, and it tours the state through the SC State Museum's Traveling Art Program through June 2003. In conjunction with the "SCWS 25th Annual Exhibition", the Columbia Museum of Art, SCWS, and guest curator, Harry Hansen, a Professor of Art at USC and SCWS Board member, organized "Masters of the American Watercolor". The exhibition, supported by Blanchard Machinery, consists of 11 works from the large and prestigious collection of American watercolors of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Highlights of this intimate exhibition are four rarely seen works by John Singer Sargent. Also included are works by Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, Reginald Marsh, Frank Benson, William Stanley Haseltine, William Trost Richards and John Whorf. The exhibition looks at the rise of watercolor painting in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Additional SCWS program support was provided by Central Carolina Community Foundation for a youth art education program, and the City of Columbia Accommodations Tax Committee, Milliken Foundation, Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, SC Arts Commission, "The State" newspaper, and many other businesses and individual donors. The South Carolina Watercolor Society, the largest statewide visual arts guild, is an active presenting and arts service organization. The Society nurtures and promotes South Carolina artists by providing exhibition opportunities and educational programs. They also provide the public with many quality art experiences. In addition to the annual juried exhibition, they have organized special exhibits including, "South Carolina Collects Watercolors" that was displayed in 1997 and "20/20 Vision" that toured in 1999 and 2000 as well as co-organized this year's "Masters of the American Watercolor". For 25 years, the Annual Traveling Exhibition has been a popular touring exhibit, appearing in towns and cities across the state. This year, SCWS celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Its history has demonstrated continual growth, strong leadership in the arts, and successful programs for the citizens and artists of South Carolina. Jim Finch, SCWS President said, "The South Carolina Watercolor Society has helped me become a more accomplished artist. The excellence of the artists, the competition, and the sharing of philosophy and ideas have inspired me to new levels of visual presentation. SCWS has a wonderful outreach to our community, and it is a joy for me to serve as president and share in that process. For more information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, contact the Columbia Museum of Art at 803/799-2810 or SCWS email at (richards@owt.com).

Charlotte Alexander

The Log Cabin Art Guild held it's "l4th Annual Juried Art Show" at the Parklane Library, in Columbia, SC, on Apr. 23, 2002. Local watercolorist Angela Bradburn awarded the Best of Show ribbon to Charlotte Alexander of Camden, SC. Alexander has previously won a merit award at the Fine Arts Center in Camden. She has been painting for 5 years and has studied oil painting under Barbara Rowe and Dale Mastro. Alexander enjoys painting for the complete diversion it offers. She is fascinated by colors and light and the endless possibilities they present.
The Log Cabin Art Guild meets at the Sesquicentennial State Park Log Cabin the second Saturday of each month Sept. through May. The guild currently has 57 members. A fee of $15 is collected in Sept. for the privilege of attending demonstrations and showing in May. Anyone is welcome to attend. Persons wishing more information can call Kathy Klein at 803/786-5618.

The winners of the Randolph Arts Guild's "20th Annual Juried Show" held at the Arts Center in Asheboro, NC, are: Best In Show $200 went to Ross Halt of Asheboro, NC, for his photograph "Riddled"; First Place $150 went to Derrick Sides of Randleman, NC, for his sculpture "Division"; Second Place $100 -went to Amelia C. Wright of Ramseur, NC, for her etching/rubbing "Blue Dog"; and Third Place $50 went to Carol Donnell of Asheboro, NC, for her watercolor "Ready For Market". Honorable Mentions ($10 each)
were given to Maggie Fickett of Greensboro, NC, for her watercolor "Mantelpiece";
Ernest and Lois Rich of Sophia, NC, for their wrought iron sculpture "Lady of Pisa"; Trena McNabb of Bethania, NC, for her acrylic and graphite story portrait "The Blacksmith";
Juan Villa of Asheboro, NC, for his photograph "Holy Moon"; Kevin Fogel of Seagrove, NC, for his painting "I Hear The First Cicadas Song"; Adam Tennant of Asheboro, NC, for his graphite drawing "Twins"; Everett Thomas of Asheboro, NC, for his mixed media piece "Life Begins Again"; Millie Whitley of Troy, NC, for her collage "Survival Secrets I"; Jan Greene of Goldsboro, NC, for her watercolor "Lighthouse Views"; Karen Soles of Denton, NC, for her painting "Cat Nap"; and Courtney Hemphill of Liberty, SC, for her ink drawing "Edibles I". The Juror of this event was Mark Brown of the Center for Creative Arts in Greensboro, NC. He selected 140 images for the exhibition out of twice than many entered. For further information call the Arts Center at 336/629-0399, e-mail at (arts@asheboro.com) and on the web at (www.carolinacommunities.com).

The award results of the two Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Shows 2002 have been announced. The shows took place during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, a companion festival to the Spoleto Festival USA, which took place May 24 - June 9, 2002. The shows were held in Wragg Square park in downtown Charleston, SC. The resuts were:
Overall Awards
Mayors Purchase Award ($725) went to Jorn and Raja Piel of Carlton, GA, for a work in wood and Slide Jurors Choice ($200) which went to Barbara & Stuart Glassman of Hendersonville, NC, for a work of clay.
May 24-26 Show
First Place ($400) went to Obayana Ajanaku of Avondale Estates, GA, for a work of jewelry; Second Place ($300) went to Barbara Urbanski of Pawleys Island, SC, for a work of jewelry; Third Place ($200) was given to Allison McCauley of Summerville, SC, for a work of clay; Honorable Mentions ($100 each) went to Marty Fielding of Raleigh, NC, for a work of clay; Delores Newson of Greenwood, SC, for one of her baskets; Ed Bryan of Columbia, SC, for a work of clay; and May Yang of Newton, SC, for a work of fabric. Also awards included: Exhibitor's Choice ($200) went to Jeanie Holland of Atlanta, GA, for a work in clay; Purchase Awards ($200 each) went to Barbara Urbanski of Pawleys Island, SC, for a work of jewelry; Charles Cecil of High Point, NC, for a work of jewelry; and Matt Eskuche of Mt Pleasant, SC, for a work of glass.
May 31 - June 2 Show
First Place ($400) went to Matt Eskuche of Mt Pleasant, SC, for a work of glass; Second Place ($300) was given to Wendy Newman of Newport News, VA, for a work of jewelry; Third Place ($200) went to Jean Yao of Ft Lauderville, FL, for a basket; Honorable Mention ($100 each) went to Nancy Eaves of Metairie, LA, for a work of jewelry and Leigh Alexander of Charleston, SC, for a work of fabric. Also awards including: Exhibitor's Choice ($200) went to Marlow & Diana Gates of Leicester, NC, for one of their brooms; Purchase Award ($300) went to Jorn and Raja Piel of Carlton, GA, for a work of wood; ($300) went to Celine Meador of the Isle of Palms, SC, of a photograph; and ($200) went to Don Carberry of Sumter, SC, for a work of glass. For further information call Charleston Crafts at 843/723-2938.

The "29th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg," is currently on view at the Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC, through June 27, 2002. Dr. Dorothy Joiner, Lovick P. Corn Professor of Art History at LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA, served as juror for the exhibition. Dr. Joiner selected 79 works from 60 local artists for inclusion in the show. The following award winners were announced:
Best of Show, went to Amy Goldstein-Rice for a work in clay entitled, "Outlook from Grandfather's Mountain". Second Place went to Lynne Tanner for a pastel work entitled, "Tom Camp Road". Third Place was given to Lloyd Toone for a mixed media work entitled, "Maybelline". Gramling Brothers Construction Merit Award for Painting: Given in Honor of Susannah Gramling Hubbell went to Linda McCane for a work in oil entitled, "Peach Farm". Julia Burnett Merit Award for Realism went to Christa Talbot for an oil entitled, "Exuma Woman". Ann & Stewart Johnson Merit Award for Watercolor went to Larry Mauldin for a watercolor entitled, "A New Beginning IV". The Spartanburg County Museum of Art Merit Award: Given in Memory of Barbara (Mrs. Bob) Royle went to Brandy Burrell for a mixed media work entitled, "Self-Portrait". Carolina Gallery Merit Award was given to Stephen Stinson for a photograph entitled, "Old Sheldon Church". Bill & Wendy Mayrose and George McCoin Merit Award went to Steve Sandlin for an acryic/oil work entitled, "Rotten". First National Bank of Spartanburg Merit Award was given to Rose Tripoli Mueller for a clay work entitled, "The Boy". Jeanne S. Harley Antiques Merit Award went to Ann Wenz for a work of weaving entitled, "Journey: Women in Art II". Eaddy Hayes Merit Award went to Karri Lsaac for a photograph entitled, "Wild Child". Jean Blackford Merit Award went to Bonnie Mizzell for a photograph entitled, "Twins". The Southeastern Printing Merit Award was given to Bob LoGrippo for an acrylic painting entitled, "Friendship". For further information contact Cindi Goodin at 864/583-0550 or e-mail at (Aguild123@msn.com).

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, is presenting its "Annual Juried Students' Art Exhibition," on view in the CPCC Art Gallery through May 13, 2002. The exhibition was juried by B. E. Noel, owner and director of Noel Gallery in Charlotte. Fifty works were selected for the exhibition which include paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry. The awards were given as follows:
Student Life Purchase - went to Gabriel Devereux for an oil on canvas work entitled, "This Must Be the Place". Arzberger Purchase Award - went to John Siebert for a steel sculpture entitled, "Zipper". In Memory of gene Bryant by M.L. Paschal Award - went to Sam Parks for a metal light sculpture entitled, "Lights". Three John White Photojournalism Awards went to Claudia Clyde for a photograph entitled, "Krispy Kreme"; A. Zevi Thomas for a photograph entitled, "Vox Populi"; and Spencer Horne for a photograph entitled, "Ward D - Dixmont Asylum". The President's Library Purchase Award - was given to Karen Jones for an oil painting entitled, "Green Apples". Pitts Award - went to Varie Morgan for a mixed media work entitled, Suffocation by Concrete". The Visual Arts Club Award - went to Robin Russo for a charcoal drawing entitled, "Spontaneity". Visual & Performing Arts Award - went to Fred Gore for a piece of jewelry from the "Reticulated Series". Clay Bodies Award - was awarded to Catherine van den Bosch for a clay work entitled, "Watching Eye". The Binders Art Suppy Gift Certificate - was given to Denice Rhodes for an oil on canvas entitled, "Self Portrait". An Artists & Craftsmen Supplies Award - went to Martha Depp for a graphic work entitled, "Ben's Glove". Another Artists & Craftsmen Supplies Award - went to John Da Costa for a color pencil work entitled, "Image of Self". And, the Jimmie's Restaurant Gift Certificate - went to Greg Woodall for a clay work entitled, "Bottle". For further information contact Evie Henderson at 704/330-6480 (office) or 704/330-2722, ext. 3110 (art gallery).

The Florence Museum in Florence, SC, is currently featuring its 24th annual "State-Wide Art Competition Exhibition," on view through May 31, 2002. The Juror for the exhibition was Dr. Thomas Flowers, Retired Furman University Fine Arts Chair. Flowers choose 53 pieces for the contemporary art exhibit from the 167 (slide entries) made by 91 artists. The award winning pieces were chosen from the actual pieces of art. The awards were as follows:
First Place Award ($1000), sponsored by Washington Mutual went to Patz Fowle, of Hartsville, SC, for "Fowle-Play ... The Big Adventure" (Mixed Media Sculpture).
Second Place Award ($500), sponsored by First Reliance Bank went to Al Beyer, of Aiken, SC, for "Untitled" (Acrylic).
Third Place Award ($400), sponsored by First Reliance Bank was given to Donna Goodman, of Florence, SC for the work "Empty Your Heart it's Mortal Dreams" (Digital).
Four Honorable Mention Awards, ($75 each) sponsored by DuPont Tejiin Films, went to: Toni Elkins, of Columbia, SC, for
"Miro Babies: Pumpkin Pie" (Watermedia); Pam Streett, of Florence, SC, for
"Mexicano Color" (Batik); Gregg Crume, of Seneca, SC, for "Sand Painting" (Venetian glass tile mosaic); and Lasha Khidasheli, of York, SC, for "Medea" (Serpentine stone on marble base). Additional help for expenses of the exhibition include sponsorships from Peoples Federal and Dr. Townsend Holt. For further information call the museum at 843/662-3351.

At the opening reception of the Seventh Annual High School Art Competition and Exhibition at The Arts Center in Hendersonville, NC, on Apr. 12, 2002, Jim Morrison, judge of the show, announced the following awards:
Best of Show ($100 Marion Strain Incentive Award) went to Renee Ogle, (East Henderson High School).
Two Dimensional Awards - First Place ($50 award in honor of Ariel Glassman, a two-time winner of this award) went to Jennifer Herget, (East Henderson High School); Second Place ($25) went to Melissa Wooten, (Hendersonville High School); and Third Place ($25) went to Emily Pereiva, (Asheville Christian Academy). Honorable Mentions (prizes from Presto Art Supplies) went to Kirby Trautman, (Mountain Heritage High School) and Jennifer Herget, (East Henderson High School).
Three Dimensional Awards - First Place ($50) went to Tara Smith, (East Henderson High School), and Second Place ($25) went to Candi Fox, (Mountain Heritage High School). A Honorable Mention Award (prize from Presto Art Supplies) went to: Tayloe Cook, (Christ School).
Photography Awards went to: T. J. Costantino, (Mountain Heritage High School), Emma Gibb, (Mountain Heritage High School) and Laura Williams, (Brevard High School). Each received $25. For further information contact Nancy Hayes Neill, Interim Executive Director, at 828-693-8504, e-mail at (artsctr@bellsouth.net) or on the web at (www.theartscenterofhc.com).

Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, presented the "14th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition" in the University's Rutledge Gallery in Apr., 2002. It was the most successful to date. The exhibition juried by Davidson College gallery director Brad Thomas had a record 298 entries with a record 88 works accepted. A total of $4,600 in purchase and merit awards were presented at the Patrons of the Gallery Awards Reception on Apr. 21. Purchase awards included the Irvin and Jean Plowden purchase to Leticia Dargan; CVPA purchases to Bill McRight and Jerry Austin; Tom and Kathe Stanley purchase to Jon Prichard; Martin and Harriett Goode purchase to Jon Prichard; Springs Industries purchase to Kathryn Hefner; Art and Design purchases to Jon Prichard and Sam Moore; Kathy Lyon and Jerry Walden purchase to Jeremy Shockley; Sandra and David Burner purchase to Maria Britton; President's purchase to Michelle Gambill; Pam Morrell purchase to Tyler Dumas; Terry and Betty Plumb purchases to Will Kiser and Drew Miller; and the Jeannine Burger purchase to Teri Thompson. Purchase awards in honor of Edmund D. Lewandowski went to John Hill and Heather Hawkins. Additionally, merit awards in honor of the late Edmund Lewandowski, former chair of the Winthrop Department of Art and Design, went to Rebecca Steen and Giovanni D. Feterici. The Mary Mintich Merit Awards for the 14th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition were also presented to Ginger White, Jamie Little, Danielle Chenette, Amanda Drew and Audrey Brinson. Other merit award recipients included Kelly Keith for the Baxter and Joyce Simpson Award; LaRuchala Murphy for a Lewandowski Gallery Guy Award; Michelle Gambill for a Phil and Mary Keenan Award; Frank McCauley for a Edmund and Pat FitzGerald Award; Reed Elliott, Sam Moore and Jon Prichard for a Mr. Martyka Award; and Jillian Carway for a Natalie Beckert Award. Alf and Caroline Ward presented the Queenie Award to Danielle Chenette and Jamie Little, and the Ken Hartwell Award to Kaminer Haislip. The Edmund D. Lewandowski Best in Show Award went to Jon Prichard for his entire body of work entered in this year's exhibition. "Thanks to the generosity of Winthrop's Patrons of the Gallery, this is indeed one to richest juried exhibitions in the region. I am so pleased we can acknowledge the fine work of our undergraduate students in the Department of Art and design," noted Winthrop University Galleries director Tom Stanley. For further information contact Tom Stanley at 803/323-2493 or e-mail at (stanley@winthrop.edu).

The "29th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg," is currently on view at the Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC, through June 27, 2002. Dr. Dorothy Joiner, Lovick P. Corn Professor of Art History at LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA, served as juror for the exhibition. Dr. Joiner selected 79 works from 60 local artists for inclusion in the show. The following award winners were announced:
Best of Show, went to Amy Goldstein-Rice for a work in clay entitled, "Outlook from Grandfather's Mountain". Second Place went to Lynne Tanner for a pastel work entitled, "Tom Camp Road". Third Place was given to Lloyd Toone for a mixed media work entitled, "Maybelline". Gramling Brothers Construction Merit Award for Painting: Given in Honor of Susannah Gramling Hubbell went to Linda McCane for a work in oil entitled, "Peach Farm". Julia Burnett Merit Award for Realism went to Christa Talbot for an oil entitled, "Exuma Woman". Ann & Stewart Johnson Merit Award for Watercolor went to Larry Mauldin for a watercolor entitled, "A New Beginning IV". The Spartanburg County Museum of Art Merit Award: Given in Memory of Barbara (Mrs. Bob) Royle went to Brandy Burrell for a mixed media work entitled, "Self-Portrait". Carolina Gallery Merit Award was given to Stephen Stinson for a photograph entitled, "Old Sheldon Church". Bill & Wendy Mayrose and George McCoin Merit Award went to Steve Sandlin for an acryic/oil work entitled, "Rotten". First National Bank of Spartanburg Merit Award was given to Rose Tripoli Mueller for a clay work entitled, "The Boy". Jeanne S. Harley Antiques Merit Award went to Ann Wenz for a work of weaving entitled, "Journey: Women in Art II". Eaddy Hayes Merit Award went to Karri Lsaac for a photograph entitled, "Wild Child". Jean Blackford Merit Award went to Bonnie Mizzell for a photograph entitled, "Twins". The Southeastern Printing Merit Award was given to Bob LoGrippo for an acrylic painting entitled, "Friendship". For further information contact Cindi Goodin at 864/583-0550 or e-mail at (Aguild123@msn.com).

Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, is presenting its "Annual Juried Students' Art Exhibition," on view in the CPCC Art Gallery through May 13, 2002. The exhibition was juried by B. E. Noel, owner and director of Noel Gallery in Charlotte. Fifty works were selected for the exhibition which include paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry. The awards were given as follows:
Student Life Purchase - went to Gabriel Devereux for an oil on canvas work entitled, "This Must Be the Place". Arzberger Purchase Award - went to John Siebert for a steel sculpture entitled, "Zipper". In Memory of gene Bryant by M.L. Paschal Award - went to Sam Parks for a metal light sculpture entitled, "Lights". Three John White Photojournalism Awards went to Claudia Clyde for a photograph entitled, "Krispy Kreme"; A. Zevi Thomas for a photograph entitled, "Vox Populi"; and Spencer Horne for a photograph entitled, "Ward D - Dixmont Asylum". The President's Library Purchase Award - was given to Karen Jones for an oil painting entitled, "Green Apples". Pitts Award - went to Varie Morgan for a mixed media work entitled, Suffocation by Concrete". The Visual Arts Club Award - went to Robin Russo for a charcoal drawing entitled, "Spontaneity". Visual & Performing Arts Award - went to Fred Gore for a piece of jewelry from the "Reticulated Series". Clay Bodies Award - was awarded to Catherine van den Bosch for a clay work entitled, "Watching Eye". The Binders Art Suppy Gift Certificate - was given to Denice Rhodes for an oil on canvas entitled, "Self Portrait". An Artists & Craftsmen Supplies Award - went to Martha Depp for a graphic work entitled, "Ben's Glove". Another Artists & Craftsmen Supplies Award - went to John Da Costa for a color pencil work entitled, "Image of Self". And, the Jimmie's Restaurant Gift Certificate - went to Greg Woodall for a clay work entitled, "Bottle". For further information contact Evie Henderson at 704/330-6480 (office) or 704/330-2722, ext. 3110 (art gallery).

The Florence Museum in Florence, SC, is currently featuring its 24th annual "State-Wide Art Competition Exhibition," on view through May 31, 2002. The Juror for the exhibition was Dr. Thomas Flowers, Retired Furman University Fine Arts Chair. Flowers choose 53 pieces for the contemporary art exhibit from the 167 (slide entries) made by 91 artists. The award winning pieces were chosen from the actual pieces of art. The awards were as follows:
First Place Award ($1000), sponsored by Washington Mutual went to Patz Fowle, of Hartsville, SC, for "Fowle-Play ... The Big Adventure" (Mixed Media Sculpture).
Second Place Award ($500), sponsored by First Reliance Bank went to Al Beyer, of Aiken, SC, for "Untitled" (Acrylic).
Third Place Award ($400), sponsored by First Reliance Bank was given to Donna Goodman, of Florence, SC for the work "Empty Your Heart it's Mortal Dreams" (Digital).
Four Honorable Mention Awards, ($75 each) sponsored by DuPont Tejiin Films, went to: Toni Elkins, of Columbia, SC, for
"Miro Babies: Pumpkin Pie" (Watermedia); Pam Streett, of Florence, SC, for
"Mexicano Color" (Batik); Gregg Crume, of Seneca, SC, for "Sand Painting" (Venetian glass tile mosaic); and Lasha Khidasheli, of York, SC, for "Medea" (Serpentine stone on marble base). Additional help for expenses of the exhibition include sponsorships from Peoples Federal and Dr. Townsend Holt. For further information call the museum at 843/662-3351.

At the opening reception of the Seventh Annual High School Art Competition and Exhibition at The Arts Center in Hendersonville, NC, on Apr. 12, 2002, Jim Morrison, judge of the show, announced the following awards: Best of Show ($100 Marion Strain Incentive Award) went to Renee Ogle, (East Henderson High School).
Two Dimensional Awards - First Place ($50 award in honor of Ariel Glassman, a two-time winner of this award) went to Jennifer Herget, (East Henderson High School); Second Place ($25) went to Melissa Wooten, (Hendersonville High School); and Third Place ($25) went to Emily Pereiva, (Asheville Christian Academy). Honorable Mentions (prizes from Presto Art Supplies) went to Kirby Trautman, (Mountain Heritage High School) and Jennifer Herget, (East Henderson High School).
Three Dimensional Awards - First Place ($50) went to Tara Smith, (East Henderson High School), and Second Place ($25) went to Candi Fox, (Mountain Heritage High School). A Honorable Mention Award (prize from Presto Art Supplies) went to: Tayloe Cook, (Christ School).
Photography Awards went to: T. J. Costantino, (Mountain Heritage High School), Emma Gibb, (Mountain Heritage High School) and Laura Williams, (Brevard High School). Each received $25. For further information contact Nancy Hayes Neill, Interim Executive Director, at 828-693-8504, e-mail at (artsctr@bellsouth.net) or on the web at (www.theartscenterofhc.com).

Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, presented the "14th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition" in the University's Rutledge Gallery in Apr., 2002. It was the most successful to date. The exhibition juried by Davidson College gallery director Brad Thomas had a record 298 entries with a record 88 works accepted. A total of $4,600 in purchase and merit awards were presented at the Patrons of the Gallery Awards Reception on Apr. 21. Purchase awards included the Irvin and Jean Plowden purchase to Leticia Dargan; CVPA purchases to Bill McRight and Jerry Austin; Tom and Kathe Stanley purchase to Jon Prichard; Martin and Harriett Goode purchase to Jon Prichard; Springs Industries purchase to Kathryn Hefner; Art and Design purchases to Jon Prichard and Sam Moore; Kathy Lyon and Jerry Walden purchase to Jeremy Shockley; Sandra and David Burner purchase to Maria Britton; President's purchase to Michelle Gambill; Pam Morrell purchase to Tyler Dumas; Terry and Betty Plumb purchases to Will Kiser and Drew Miller; and the Jeannine Burger purchase to Teri Thompson. Purchase awards in honor of Edmund D. Lewandowski went to John Hill and Heather Hawkins. Additionally, merit awards in honor of the late Edmund Lewandowski, former chair of the Winthrop Department of Art and Design, went to Rebecca Steen and Giovanni D. Feterici. The Mary Mintich Merit Awards for the 14th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition were also presented to Ginger White, Jamie Little, Danielle Chenette, Amanda Drew and Audrey Brinson. Other merit award recipients included Kelly Keith for the Baxter and Joyce Simpson Award; LaRuchala Murphy for a Lewandowski Gallery Guy Award; Michelle Gambill for a Phil and Mary Keenan Award; Frank McCauley for a Edmund and Pat FitzGerald Award; Reed Elliott, Sam Moore and Jon Prichard for a Mr. Martyka Award; and Jillian Carway for a Natalie Beckert Award. Alf and Caroline Ward presented the Queenie Award to Danielle Chenette and Jamie Little, and the Ken Hartwell Award to Kaminer Haislip. The Edmund D. Lewandowski Best in Show Award went to Jon Prichard for his entire body of work entered in this year's exhibition. "Thanks to the generosity of Winthrop's Patrons of the Gallery, this is indeed one to richest juried exhibitions in the region. I am so pleased we can acknowledge the fine work of our undergraduate students in the Department of Art and design," noted Winthrop University Galleries director Tom Stanley. For further information contact Tom Stanley at 803/323-2493 or e-mail at (stanley@winthrop.edu).

 
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Ann Hightower-Patterson ---------------------------- Larry LeFebvre
Ester Melton
The winners of the Trenholm Artists Guild's 21st annual competitive art exhibit were announced at an awards reception on Mar. 21, 2002, at City Art in Columbia, SC. The winners were: Best of Show ($400) was won by Ann Hightower-Patterson for "Annie B" - she also won a $100 City Art Gift Certificate; First Place ($350) was awarded to Margaret Carter for "Spring Island Sunrise"; Second Place ($275) went to Larry LeFebvre for "Red Bird"; Third Place ($200) was won by Ester Melton for "Fall Crocus"; Merit Award ($75) went to Nita Yancey for "Lasting Memories"; Merit Award ($75) went to Toni Elkins for "Exposed: Purple Passion"; Merit Award ($75) was awarded to Harry Hansen for "Hugo's Footprint"; Merit Award ($50) went to Marty McLean for " Awareness"; Merit Award ($50) was awarded to Dawn Caldwell for "Look at Me!"; Merit Award ($50) went to Edward Shmunes for "Memento"; Merit Award ($50) was won by Rita Ruth Cockrell for "No Clear Cut! Deer in the Valley, High on the Mountain, Save the Trees, They Guard Us"; Merit Award ($50) was given to Bonnie Goldberg for "Terra Cotta"; and Merit Award ($50) went to Erica Hoyt for "The Vineyard".
For further information call Lucinda Howe the exhibit chairman at 803/788-8207.
 
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 (http://www.durhamarts.org).
"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 (http://www.brookgreen.org).
 
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 (http://www.fullcircleart.com).
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