Results of Past Juried Shows - 2005

Updated on November 17, 2005
The Lake Norman Art League, juried fall show and exhibition, "Building Community," identifying fine artists will be on display through Dec. 15, 2005, at Dressler's Restaurant, 8360 Lindholm Drive Birkdale Village in Huntersville, NC. David J. Brown Senior Curator for the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC, juried the annual show. He selected 40 art works from 257 entrees for a well rounded and engaging exhibition. First Place went to Karen Parker's oil painting "Papillion Love". Second Place went to Scott Summerfield for his glass "Bottle Set". Third Place to Lori Neill for her egg tempera painting "One in One Thousand" and Honorable Mention to Tomoo Kitamura for his clay piece entitled "Whisper". A portion of the proceeds for art sold during the exhibit will be donated to Our Towns Habitat for Humanity and the Lake Norman Art League.  Special "Art viewing" hours are available every Sat. and Sun., from noon-4pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The Lake Norman Art League  is a non-profit adult arts organization dedicated to promoting the visual arts experience and fostering emerging artists through community exposure, net working, education and interaction with fellow artists. LKN Art Leauge offers opportunities for regional artists and art enthusiasts, by providing  monthly lecture series. For further information call Lori Neill at 704/609-2211 or at (
The Spartanburg Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC, recently announced the results of awards for the "39th Annual Sidewalk Art Show, which took place in conjunction with The City of Spartanburg's International Festival at Barnet Park on Oct. 1, 2005. Of the 103 artists entered in either the Amateur or Professional Categories, 63 live outside of Spartanburg. The Best of Show award went to David Starzak for his open media piece "Union 76".
The following are the awards for the Professional categories: Painting & Pastels - 1st place - Andrew Blanchard; 2nd place - Jill Jones; and 3rd place - Felix Turner. Sculpture: 1st place - Jim Weitzel; 2nd place - Tom Zumbach; and 3rd place - Richard Conn. Drawing & Graphics: 1st place - Louise Tower; 2nd place Cecile Martin; and 3rd place Ashley Holt. Photography: 1st place Andy Johnston; 2nd place - Ann Kennedy Taylor; and 3rd place - Peter Schmunk. Open Media: 1st place - Carol Beth Icard; 2nd place - Melissa Early; and 3rd place - Deborah Farr. Ceramics: 1st place - Rose Tripoli Mueller; 2nd place - Tim Graham; and 3rd place - Manny Savvakis. Textiles: 1st place - Susan Sorrell.
The following are the awards for the Amateur categories: Painting & Pastel: 1st place - Emory Cash; 2nd place - Sharon Pitts; and 3rd place - Mary Martin. Drawing & Graphics: 1st place - Brooks Amick. Photography: 1st place - Megan Jacobs; 2nd place - Libbi Smith; and 3rd place - Libbi Smith. Open Media: 1st place - Carol Clarkson; 2nd place - Frederick Knowles; and 3rd place - Carol Clarkson. Ceramics: 1st place - Carol Russell-Griffin; 2nd place - Frances Young; and 3rd place - Carol Clarkson.
The following are the awards for the Student categories: Best in Show for the Student Category went to Harrison Williams. Pre-School: 1st place - Sara Morris; Honorable Mentions: Rachel Hill, Brittany Powell, Meredith Murff, Adrienne Long, Tyler Thomas, Victoria Weygandt, Kyle Tynan, and Jordan Tynan. Elementary School (K-5): 1st place - Ann Elizabeth Rush; Honorable Mentions: Rose Cochran, Harrison Williams, Caroline Monahan. Heather Troutman, Addie Bunn, and Kayla Murff. Junior High (6-8): 1st place - Nick Giardina; Honorable Mentions: Kirby Tato, Terrel Moore, Tina Bogaslov, Alessandra Gomez, Michelle Gallman, and Francis Barbour. High School (9-12): 1st place - Kyung Sun Orr; Honorable Mentions: Elena Polydorus, Ha Hguyen, Idi Greku, Pamela Angelakis, Latasha Boyd, Candice Edwards, and Katherine Anlicker.
For further information contact Scott Cunningham, Assistant Director & Curator at 843/582-7616 or e-mail at (
The Charlotte Art League, (CAL), announces the results of "Fall into Art 2005,"CAL's members only fall juried competition and exhibition identifying promising artists, on display through Dec. 31, 2005, at the Charlotte Art League's CALeidoscope Gallery, in Charlotte, NC. Sally B. Miller, visual artist, and former design instructor at Central Piedmont Community College juried the annual members show. She selected 70 art works from 149 entrees for a diversified and engaging exhibition. 68 artists are represented. As an art educator, Miller gave attention to the quality of individual work, and the entire presentation. Art on display in this show is work "that has something to say, presents a creative approach to the subject as well as technical ability, work that makes us think and feel as opposed to merely describing detail," says Miller. Best of Show went to Luis Llgrina's "Apples", a watercolor. Miller was particularly impressed with the artist's technical excellence in drawing and handling of the medium. The complete list of award winners was as follows:
Best of Show - Luis Llgrina "Apples" Watercolor
First Prize ­ Lois deMontegre "Fan Palm" Watercolor
Second Place­ Deborah Knight Barton "Still Life with Frog" Oil
Third Place­ Joyce Netzler "White Beauties" Watercolor
Honorable Mention ­ Bruce Chandler "Night in St. Mark's Square" Watercolor
Honorable Mention ­ Maxine Hazelton "Magician's Dream" Mixed
Honorable Mention ­ Carol Mueller "Journey Trough Life VI" Mixed
Merit Award ­Rose Hawley "Broken Sunglasses" Glass
Merit Award ­ Karen Chambers "Marsh View IX" Pastel
Merit Award -Deanne Sluder"Dressing Table" Color Photograph
Merit Award ­ Beth Ybarra " Roof Tops of Calliz" Acrylic
Since 1964, Charlotte Art League (CAL) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit adult arts organization, dedicated to promoting the visual arts experience and fostering emerging and commercial artists through community exposure, networking, education, and interaction with fellow artists. CAL offers opportunities for regional artists and art enthusiasts, by providing facilities, monthly lecture series and affordable studio space. Binders, in the Cotswold Shopping Center, Charlotte, made this exhibition possible by graciously donating $1000 in gift certificates. CAL matched the donation with $1000 in cash prizes. For further info cal CAL at 704/376-ARTS (2787) or at (
The Caldwell Arts Council along with Tri-Sate Sculptors would like to announce this year's winners of the 20th annual Sculpture Celebration. The event was held Sept. 10, 2005, at the J. E. Broyhill Park in Lenoir, NC. The awards were as follows: Best in Show went to Mike Roig of Carrboro, NC, for "Air Guitar"; the Liza Plaster Merit Award went to Hibriten High School of Lenoir, NC, for "No Jobs"; the Norma Suddreth Merit Award was given to Doug Makemson of Nicholson, GA, for "Henry"; the Broyhill Family Foundation Merit Award went to Joseph Gottlieb Kopfler III of Greensboro, NC, for "Bazonik"; and the Michaux Sturgis Merit Award went to Denise Baker of Whispering Pines, NC, for "Leave Your Baggage". Judge's Merit Awards were presented to: Suzette Bradshaw of Granite Falls, NC, for "Of Course, Of Course"; Jim Collins of Signal Mtn., TN, for "Green Cow Resting"; Richard Sinclair of Taylorsville, NC, for "Leroy"; and Stefan Bonitz Steebo of Asheville, NC, "Strollin'". The Patron's Merit for Realism award went to Hap Haygood of Clover, VA, for "Essence of Eagles (13)". The NCAE Purchase Award was given to Suzette Bradshaw of Granite Falls, NC, for "Journey". The Broyhill Family Foundation Purchase Award was given to Sam Spiczka of Sartell, MN, for "Regret". The Hickory Museum of Art Selection Show award went to Paul Brizzi, of Hudson, NC. Brizzi has been selected to exhibit his work on the grounds of the museum for a period of six weeks following the Sculpture Celebration. Brizzi will be a featured artist in the Hickory Museum of Art Local Artist Series. The Caldwell Arts Council and Tri-State Sculptors were co-sponsors of the Celebration. More than $10,000 in merit and purchase awards were presented. Corporate and individual donations have enabled the Arts Council to acquire 73 sculptures to date. Each year, more pieces are purchased for display throughout Caldwell County. Sculptures are located on street corners, parks, public offices, schools, libraries and other public properties. The judge for the Caldwell Arts Council's "20th Annual Sculpture Celebration" was Nancy Doll, who has more than 25 years experience as a museum and arts administrator and contemporary art curator. Doll is the director of the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, a position she has held since 1998. Prior to that, she resided in Santa Barbara, CA, where she was executive director of the Contemporary Arts Forum (from 1992 to 1998) and curator of modern and contemporary art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (from 1986 to 1992). Doll is an active participant in the field and has lectured and published reviews and articles on the visual arts. The sponsors of this year's event were: Greer Labs, Liza Plaster, Susan Rowe, Bill White, Blue Ridge Energies, Caldwell Arts Council, Allene B. Heilman, Steve and Kim Kincaid, Dick and Becky Curtis, EB Wall and Associates, Bob and Lana Donovan, Norma and Jack Suddreth, Broyhill Family Foundation, Larry and Barbara Freiman, Broyhill Furniture Company, Welborn and Patty Alexander, Golden Corral Family Steak House, North Carolina Arts Council, Grassroots Grant, Caldwell Chapter, NC Association of Educators, City of Lenoir / Parks and Recreation Department, Graystone Ophthalmology Association, P.A., Dr. Ann Joslyn and Dr. John Tye. For more information, please contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486, or by e-mail at (
The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, announces the winners of the "29th Visual Artist Competition". The opening reception was held on Oct. 7, 2005. The awards were as follows: the Broyhill Furniture Award went to Nelson Brookshire for "Apples" and the Bernhardt Furniture Award went to Tom Thielemann for "Yellow Moon, Yellow Moon". Merit Awards were presented to J. W. Etheridge for "Summer Garden" and Amber Watts for "Self Portrait" . The Caldwell "Artist Competition" features the work of Caldwell County's own talented artists. The participants in this competition are Caldwell County artists 18 years and older who live, work, or attend school in Caldwell County. Sponsors for this year are Bernhardt Furniture Company, Grand Manor Furniture, and LA Properties. The juror for this event was Brooke Bower Greene. She is the Assistant Curator for the Turchin Center for Visual Arts located in Boone, NC. In 2001, Greene received her Bachelor of Science in Art Management, and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art in Ceramics from Appalachian State University. A Greensboro, NC, native, Greene has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants. Her accomplishments also include internships with the Catherine J. Smith Gallery in Boone, and the Morning Song Gallery in Lenoir. For further information, contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or e-mail at (
WICKWIRE fine art/folk art and co-sponsor CAROLINA FIRST are proud to announce the Presentation of Awards to six outstanding Carolina artists for their representations of Henderson County landmarks (sites, structures and events) in the Sixth Annual "City of Four Seasons in Two Dimensions - Historic Henderson County Landmarks" juried exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Henderson County Courthouse on Main Street in Hendersonville, NC. Claire DeLong Taylor was awarded Best of Show for her oil on canvas painting of a view of the white house on the Sandburg Estate entitled, "Sandburg Home - Late Summer". About her entry, Taylor wrote that the Sandburg Estate has always been a favorite of hers in the area and in painting it, she attempted to capture its quiet peacefulness showing the white house in tree line against what was a blue sky with clouds. Jane Desonier was presented First Place for "Moss-Johnson Barns" an oil on linen; Joan Covell received Second Place for "St. John in the Wilderness" an oil on canvas; and Kelly Welch was given Third Place for her oil on linen "Courthouse Morning". Honorable Mentions went to Marilyn Houston - Smith for "Mist" a pastel on la carte and Cynthia Moser for her watercolor on paper "Welcoming Guests at the Cedars". The competition was judged by Allen C. Coleman, Executive Director Pickens County Museum of Art & History, Pickens County Cultural Commission, Pickens, SC. Coleman is a native of Easley, SC. He is a creative professional with a diverse background and experience in business and the arts. After completing degrees in Art & Art Education at Brevard College and Appalachian State University, he taught high school art for Calhoun County (SC) Public Schools. Eventually he relocated to New York City where he completed post-graduate work in fine art, taught, directed gallery exhibits, and served as a conservator and sales consultant at the Andre Emmerich Galley working with the best-known artists, collectors, museum administrators and art historians of the twentieth century. In addition to the curation of over forty exhibitions, Coleman has administered nearly one hundred exhibitions and has been involved in the mounting of over five hundred exhibitions, performances and presentations. Coleman finalized an exceptional show that includes, as well, the following competition entrants: Lenore Barnett, Fredreen Bernatovicz, Mary A. Brummett, Steve Carpenter, Dennis Chew, Harold E. Mueller, Nancy Oppenheimer, and Sarah Sneeden. The Show and Sale continue through Dec. 4, 2005. This year the "City of Four Seasons in Two Dimensions - Historic Henderson County Landmarks" participating artists depicted views and visions of Henderson County landmarks. With awards co-sponsor CAROLINA FIRST, WICKWIRE Gallery Owner, Shirley Palmer-Hill collaborated to create an opportunity for artists and the community to reflect on all that has made Henderson County such a unique place to visit in Western North Carolina. For further info call the gallery at 828/692-6222, e-mail at ( or at " or at (

1st Place - Richard Sinclair

3rd Place - Robert A. Spires
2nd Place - John M. Seltzler Jr.

The winners of Full Circle Arts "2005 Open Fall Competition" were announced on Sept. 8, 2005, at a reception held at Taste Full Beans in Hickory NC. First Place went to Richard Sinclair of Taylorsville, NC, for "Ka," a recycled metal and stone sculpture, Second Place was given to John M. Setzler, Jr of Hickory for his photograph"Pax Vobiscum" and Third Place was awarded to Robert A. Spires of Hickory for "Have to Go Now". Honorable Mentions went to Dianne Bland, Paulette Gregory, Kirk Gulden, Thomas Mate' and Terri Holtzclaw Reiser. The judge for the "Open Fall Competition" was Dan Smith of Hickory, NC. BR- Teknowledge sponsored Full Circle Art's 2005 "Open Fall Competition". BR-Teknowledge specializes in computer networking, sales and service, offering high-tech products and solutions to businesses and individuals. For further info call Full Circle Arts at 828-322-7545 or at (
The Anderson County Arts Center in Anderson, SC, announces the award winners from the Annual "Anderson Artists Guild Membership Show", on view through Aug. 19, 2005. The show was a great success with a total of 85 pieces making up the show. The awards given out during this show include Best of Show, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and many sponsored merit awards and purchase awards. This year's Best of Show went to JoAnne Anderson for her watercolor titled "Warm Light". The Best of Show award is sponsored by the Anderson Artists Guild. Second Place went to Terry Laughlin for "Roots of the Electric Desert", and is also sponsored by the Anderson Artists Guild. Third Place is sponsored by Bruce and Juli Byrholdt and was given to Barbara Yon for her mixed media piece "On the Throne". Honorable mentions, sponsored by Graphic Dimensions, Ltd, went to Robert Piper for "Mike and Cole", and William A. Whiteside for "Whiteside Sunset". The Merit and Purchase Awards are as follows: Josè Acaba for "Quiet Corner" sponsored by Mr. And Mrs. Ovid Culler; John Davis for "Solitude" sponsored by Alexandria P. Stathakis; Barbara Ervin for "Windswept" sponsored by Grant Tax, LLC; Wyn Foland for "Saturday Evening" sponsored by Anderson County Arts Center; Frances Humphries-Hand for "Picking Flowers" sponsored by John and Peggy Deane in Memory of Dr. James A. Henderson; Ann Heard for "Lakeside" sponsored by National Bank of South Carolina Purchase Award by Jamie and Lisa Groeber; Ruth Hopkins for "Cypress at Sunset" sponsored by Bill and Maria Dunlap; Ruth Hopkins for "My Collection from the Orient" sponsored by Cheap Joe's Art Supplies; Rosemary Moore for "Essence in Autumn" sponsored by Polly Richardson; Nancy Perry for "High Tide" sponsored by Jeffery A. Radnor; Robert Piper for "Port McGee, Ireland" sponsored by Floral Arts Limited; and Barbara Yon for "The Obi" sponsored by Ray & Tina Cox. For further information call the Arts Center at 864/224-8811, e-mail at ( or at (
Arts United of Davidson County in Lexington, NC, has announced the results of their Annual Spotlight Juried Exhibition, on view through July 27, 2005, at The Arts Center. The show was juried by Stephen Sebastian. Artists from Davidson County and all over the state submitted two works each to be juried into the show and judged. Sebastian chose award winning artwork from the many submissions and also created his own Judge's Choice Award, donating his own judging fee to the award winner. Sebastian is a nationally recognized artist with work all over the world. He opened a new art gallery in Thomasville, NC, a little over a year ago. It is truly one of Davidson County's gems. The award results are as follows: 1st Place went to Marina Bare; 2nd Place went to Jennifer Edwards; 3rd Place went to Jason Camp; and the Judge's Choice award went to Tim McMahon. Honorable Mentions were given to: Mary Jane Anderson, Barbara Sanders, and Anne Croom. For further info call Arts United at 336/249-7862 or at (
The winners of the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Artshow - 2005 which took place at Marion Square in downtown Charleston, SC, from May 27 - June 12, 2005, has been announced. This year's juror was Noyes Capehart, of Blowing Rock, NC. The result of the juried show were: Daryl Knox won the Mayor's Purchase Award (Best of Show) for his work, Isle of Palms Flag. Tammy Papa won First Place for Soft, Pink Sky; Steve Jordan won Second Place for Hugo Hilton; and Jane Jackson won Third Place for Against a Wall. Awards of Merit went to: Chris Ritsch, Katherine Dutremble, Carolyn Epperly, Dennis Clevenger, and Ron Rocz. Honorable Mention Awards went to: Jerry Spencer, Lynn Hardwick, Bob Graham, Zernie Smith, and Rick Dean. For further info contact Billie Sumner, exhibit coordinator at 843/388-8271, 843/884-8746 or at (
First-, second- and third-place awards were presented to Florence, SC-area artists at the inaugural "Arts Alive Art Show" on Apr. 16, 2005. The "Arts Alive Art Show" is a one-day exhibition and sales event designed to promote the quality of diverse artisans residing in the region. "Arts Alive" is an all-day festival of the performing and visual arts, and features a wide variety of dance, music, theatrical performances and song. Jane Jackson of Florence was awarded first place and a $600 check. Winner of the 1992 Piccolo Spoleto Mayors Purchase Award for Best in Show at the Outdoor Art Festival in Charleston, she has had many one-person exhibitions and won awards in numerous competitions. Jackson's paintings are included in private and corporate collections throughout the US and abroad. Richard Johnson of Florence was awarded second place and a $300 check. A full-time professional artist educated at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL, Johnson lives and works in SC. His acrylic canvases range from huge, such as those which hang (by commission and request in boardrooms of corporations), to smaller wildlife and nature studies. Tari and Sasha Federer were awarded third place and a $150 check. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia Republic, Sasha has lived in the US for half his life, and in Florence for nine years. He is a clinical psychiatrist by profession, and a potter by passion. He studied pottery in Washington and Wisconsin, worked three years as a professional potter in New Hampshire and served as artist-in-residence with the National Endowment for the Arts. Spending much of her life in the Southwest, Tari Federer studied as an art major at Ventura College and the University of California at Santa Barbara. A few years ago, she closed her studio in North Carolina and moved to Florence to marry and join forces with Sasha. They now work out of their own studio, Feather Pottery. For further info contact Todd J. Hudak at 843/661-1227 or e-mail at (
Winners in the "32nd Annual Juried Exhibition" of the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg were announced May 13, 2005, at the opening reception for the exhibit at the Spartanburg Arts Center in Spartanburg, SC. The first place prize of $1,000 was awarded to Jo Ann Taylor for the acrylic painting, "Red Bay," depicting a seascape in vivid reds, yellows and blues. The Virginia native who now lives in Simpsonville, SC, has exhibited internationally, and her paintings are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The Erhard & Leimer Second Place Award of $750 went to Greenville, SC, artist Jason Waggoner for the mixed media work "Time Book: Six Hours". The third place award of $500 went to Carol Beth Icard of Landrum, SC, for an acrylic on clayboard, "A Faraway Smile". Special award winners are John S. Dunlap, Hazel Bobo Memorial Award, for mixed media, "Down from the Mountain," and David Starzec, Susan Y. West Memorial Award, for 3-D photography on pima cotton, "Teal Number 3". Merit award winners are Els Balsa, Rose Tripoli Mueller, David Benson, Susan Hopps, Greg Augthun, Suzanne Zoole, Doris Turner, Pat Cole Ferullo, Kevin Clinton, Lynne Tanner and Steve Marlow. More than $4,000 worth of cash and prizes was awarded. The exhibit continues through June 3, 2005, in the Milliken and Parsons galleries of the Spartanburg County Museum of Art. The show was juried by Gwen Diehn, a professor in the art department at Warren Wilson College who began the school's printmaking and artists' books programs. During the jurying process, Diehn selected 78 pieces from the 230 entries through a painstaking process of elimination. "Three qualities stood out as I read the material: the desire for the work in the show to be technically proficient, for the artists to have pushed beyond the expected, and for the work to be memorable in some way," Diehn explained in her jurorís comments. Diehn, who noted the variety and range of the pieces entered, said that after she had made her selections for the show, she put them all together and looked for patterns among her choices, noticing that the pieces she had chosen all exhibited a degree of complexity. "Even pieces that at first glance seemed simple, always ended up revealing either very subtle under layers, intriguing dissonances in color, difficult compositional elements, multiple levels of interpretation or interestingly unresolved passages," she said, adding that "the most compelling pieces are those that have a certain amount of tension or difficulty, as opposed to those that seem too resolved, too easy, too effortless." Nikki Caulk, show co-chair and a member of the Artists' Guild, explained that pieces selected for any juried show are a reflection of the juror. The juror for last year's show was a painter, muralist, illustrator and collector and performer of American folk music. Choosing jurors with different talents and interests each year, she said, insures diversity in works selected for exhibition. "The exhibition is now more than 30 years old, and the Guild and its members are more excited about it each year. The entries show the depth and variety of artistic talent in our area, gathered in one spot," Caulk said, adding that the Guild is also grateful for the patrons who recognize ability in the visual arts by supporting awards to artists. For information, call the Spartanburg Arts Center, 385 S. Spring St., at 864/583-2776.
The City of North Charleston's Cultural Arts Department, in North Charleston, SC, is proud to announce the winning entries of the 2005 North Charleston Arts Festival for the "South Carolina Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft", "Adult Art" and "Photography Competitions". Judges were present for the selection process on Apr. 29, 2005, and an Artist's Reception was held that evening to recognize all adult artists and artisans who participated. Award ribbons were placed prior to the reception, winners will also receive monetary awards from the City of North Charleston. Congratulations to the winners, and our sincere appreciation to each individual who entered the competitions and helped to make this year's festival a great success!
"SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft" winners (total of 95 entries) Judged by Lori Kornegay, Visiting Assistant Professor, Arts Management Program, College of Charleston.
Best of Show: Catherine A. Rothra-Fleming, Charleston, SC (Jewelry Category)
Outstanding Merit: Dede Vergot, Edisto Island, SC (Clay Category)
Outstanding Merit: Charlie Black, Charleston, SC (Wood Category)
Honorable Mention: Ellen Byrd, Mt. Pleasant, SC (Books Category)
Honorable Mention: Alison McCauley, Summerville, SC (Clay Category)
Honorable Mention: Mary Nicholson, Johns Island, SC (Clay Category)
Honorable Mention: Kelly Thiel, Folly Beach, SC (Clay Category)
Honorable Mention: Noel Mays, Mt. Pleasant, SC (Glass Category)
Honorable Mention: Fran Gardner Perry, Lancaster, SC (Mixed Media Category)
Honorable Mention: Timothy Greene, Walterboro, SC (Wood Category)
Honorable Mention: Kimba Burning Tree, Charleston, SC (Wood Category)
Honorable Mention: Michael P. McDunn, Greenville, SC (Wood Category)
Honorable Mention: Paula H. Brown, Aiken, SC (Textiles Category)
Honorable Mention: Patricia Parson, North Charleston, SC (Textiles Category)
City of North Charleston Purchase Awards:
"Palmetto Tree" (Sculpture ­ Metal) by Jim Shultz, North Charleston, SC
"Fish Vase" (Clay) by Alison McCauley, Summerville, SC
"Winged Elm with Golden Leaf" (Wood) by Charlie Black, Charleston, SC
Entries selected for SC State Museum Traveling Show:
"The Old Cooper" (Wood Category) by Bob Alston, Charleston, SC
"Orchids" (Textiles Category) by Nancy Badgley, Summerville, SC
"Ebonized Mahogany w/Metal Leaf" (Wood Category) by Charlie Black, Charleston, SC
"Crimson Morning" (Textiles Category) by Paula H. Brown, Aiken, SC
"Have Faith" (Books Category) by Ellen Byrd, Mt. Pleasant, SC
"Orienting the Self" (Mixed Media Category) by Fran Gardner Perry, Lancaster, SC
"Amber Goddess" (Jewelry Category) by Martha B. Gomez, Charleston, SC
"Sea Caves" (Wood Category) by Timothy Greene, Walterboro, SC
"My Little Willow" (Mixed Media Category) by Carrol Kay, Beaufort, SC
"The Potter" (Clay Category) by Kate Krause, Anderson, SC
"Finding Peace" (Mixed Media) by Noel Mays, Mt. Pleasant, SC
"Eyes of the Savannah" (Jewelry) by Carolyn H. Meyer, Moore, SC
"Rainbow Row" (Natural Materials) by Doris E. Taylor, Charleston, SC
"Smoke Fired Fan Vase" (Clay) by Kelly Thiel, Folly Beach, SC
"Vase with Treescape" (Clay) by Dede Vergot, Edisto Island, SC
"Jazz Combo" (Mixed Media) by James St. Clair, Yemassee, SC
Necklace & Earrings in Copper and Goldstone (Jewelry) by Karen Marr, Charleston, SC

Adult Art winners (total of 184 entries) Judged by: Glen Miller, currently with the Greenville County Museum of Arts School.
Best of Show: Kathie DuTremble, Mt. Pleasant, SC
City of North Charleston Purchase Award: Denise L. Greer, Camden, SC
City of North Charleston Purchase Award: Jennifer Black, Charleston, SC
People's Choice: Bob Thames, Charleston, SC
Category: Oils
1st Place: Jennifer Black, Charleston, SC
2nd Place: Bob Thames, Charleston, SC
3rd Place: Alison McCauley, Summerville, SC
Honorable Mention: Judy Antosca, Murrells Inlet, SC
Honorable Mention: Sherry Bevins, Johns Island, SC
Honorable Mention: James C. Hill, Charleston, SC
Honorable Mention: Brian Scanlon, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Category: Watercolors
1st Place: Dennis Clevenger, Ladson, SC
2nd Place: Patricia Brinson, Moncks Corner, SC
3rd Place: Jayne McNay, Awendaw, SC
Honorable Mention: J. Carol Gardner, Charleston, SC
Honorable Mention: Kelly Hazel, Summerville, SC
Honorable Mention: Linda Savane, Goose Creek, SC
Honorable Mention: Caroline S. Trickey, Charleston, SC
Honorable Mention: Tony Young, Goose Creek, SC
Category: Acrylics
1st Place: Gina Messervy-York, Charleston, SC
2nd Place: Amelia Wheley, Mt. Pleasant, SC
3rd Place: Nancy Badgley, Summerville, SC
Category: Mixed Media
1st Place: Deborah K. Neal, Kiawah Island, SC
2nd Place: Delaine Walters, St. George, SC
3rd Place: Cyndi Deery, North Charleston, SC
Category: Drawing/Pastel
1st Place: Crystal Brown, Cross, SC
2nd Place: Peggy Howe, Walterboro, SC
3rd Place: Nancy Davidson, Johns Island, SC
Honorable Mention: Susan Bellinger, Charleston, SC
Honorable Mention: Dennis Clevenger, Ladson, SC
Honorable Mention: Linda Medders-Jackson, Cross, SC
Photography winners (total of 153 entries) Judged by: Panel of Jurors using the Photgraphic Society of America Judging Guidelines.
Category: Color (Professional or Advanced Amateur/ Division I)
1st Place: Jennifer J. Dely, Mt. Pleasant, SC
2nd Place: Robert Weissman, Hilton Head, SC
3rd Place: Larry Gale, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, SC
Honorable Mention: Michelle Callicott, Charleston, SC
Honorable Mention: Robert Weissman, Hilton Head, SC
Category: Monochrome (Professional or Advanced Amateur/ Division I)
1st Place: Thalia Brashier, Simpsonville, SC
2nd Place: Nese O. Zinn, Charleston, SC
3rd Place: Nese O. Zinn, Charleston, SC
Honorable Mention: Nese O. Zinn, Charleston, SC
Honorable Mention: Thalia Brashier, Simpsonville, SC
Category: Color (Amateur/ Division II)
1st Place: Mimi Agostinelli, Charleston, SC
2nd Place: Deborah Alantzini, Summerville, SC
3rd Place: Benadette Faretra, Charleston, SC
Honorable Mention: Keith McAvoy, Charleston, SC
Honorable Mention: Keith McAvoy, Charleston, SC
Category: Monochrome (Amateur/ Division II)
1st Place: Aaron Black, Summerville, SC
2nd Place: Joe Felder, Charleston, SC
3rd Place: Mimi Agostinelli, Charleston, SC
Honorable Mention: Bridgit Clark, Moncks Corner, SC
Honorable Mention: Mark Moore, Walterboro, SC
Photography People's Choice Award: Nese O. Zinn, Charleston, SC
The City of North Charleston's Cultural Arts Department is the recipient of the 2000 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award for the Arts and receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, S. C. Arts Commission, the US Department of HUD, and the corporate community. For further information call 843/745-1087.
The winners in the "Annual Juried Show" held by the Hilton Head Plantation Artists Association on Hilton Head Island, SC, have been selected. Awards were presented at the Plantation House reception on May 1, 2005. The juror for the show was Natalie Bray from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). The results are:
Best of Show- "Storm on the May", by Jacqueline Humes (Pastel)
First Place: "Summer Breeze" by Jennifer French (Watercolor)
Second Place: "Reaching" by Anne Hakala (Mixed Medium)
Third Place: "Fall Shorescape # 1" by Don Nagel (Pastel)
Awards of Excellence
"Ouro Preto Street" by Jeffrey Nelson (Watercolor)
"It Isn't Black or White" by Jo Dye (Mixed Media)
"All Tied Up" by Pat Tackes (Colored Pencil)
"Evening Shore Children" by Joyce Nagel (Oil)
"Shadow of a Warrior" by Irene K. Williamson (Mixed media)
"Lilly Pond" by Faye Willis (Watercolor)
Numerous other fine pieces of artwork by Plantation Artists were also on display. This annual event is an opportunity to discover the talent of the fine artists living in Hilton Head Plantation. Many have been frequent recipients of awards in numerous venues. For information about the Plantation Artists Association or the "Annual Juried Show", contact: Evy Grouse 843/682-5110 or Camille Avore, 843/689-3661.
On Apr. 30, 2005, and May 1, 2005, the Coastal Discovery Museum hosted "The Art Market at Historic Honey Horn" on Hilton Head Island, SC. Fifty-four artists from twelve different states participated in the juried fine art and craft sale. At the "Meet the Artists Party," the show's judge, Michael Haga from the College of Charleston, awarded $5,000 in prize money to 13 artists. Haga explained that the judging was, "very, very challenging - as the quality of the show this year was excellent." The award winners were:
Best in Show - Zheng Feng, watercolor, Radford, VA
2nd Place / Island Travel Award - Melissa Grosse, jewelry, Durham, NC
3rd Place / A/C Cooling and Heating Award - Amy Goldstein-Rice, clay, Inman, SC
Best Use of the Environs / Ward-Edwards Award - Philip Simmons, mixed media 3-d, Greenville, SC
Excellence in Photography awarded by the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island - Greg Smith, "Baptism", Bluffton, SC
Lowcountry Award by Jim and Carolyn Robinson - John Diamond, wood - Hackberry Bowl, Hilton Head Island, SC
Charter One North / Award of Merit - Caroline Alderman, polymer clay and fiber jewelry, Hilton Head Island, SC
Jim and Florence Willard Award of Merit -Yumiko Ichikawa, watercolor, Christiansburg, VA
Jim and Florence Willard Award of Merit - Gene Jaeger, wooden instruments, Brooker, FL
Ian and Mary Murray Award of Merit - Leslie Emery, mixed media 2-D, Madison, WI
Fred and Donna Manske Award of Merit - M. Runnells, fiber, Palm Coast, FL
Award of Merit - Chris Parris, clay, Valatie, NY
Award of Merit - Craig Riches, metal, Nashville, TN
The Coastal Discovery Museum has hosted the "Art Market at Historic Honey Horn" each year since 2003. This fine art and craft show is part of the annual "Bravo, Celebrate the Arts," month-long event sponsored by the Hilton Head Island / Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. For information about next year's "Art Market", please contact Natalie Hefter at 843/689-6767.
The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, presents the winners of the "Middle and High School Student Art Exhibition" which took place in Apr./May. The Council proudly announces those students who have received awards in the following categories: (award - artist's name - school)
Middle School 3-D: First Place - Terra Davis, William Lenoir; Second Place - Megan Barnett, William Lenoir; Third Place - Chase Keller, Kings Creek; and Honorable Mention - Melanie Hart, Hudson and Kaylea Fite, Hudson.
High School 3-D: First Place - William Stonach, Hibriten; Second Place - Christina McNeil, South Caldwell; and Third Place - Justin Ward, Hibriten.
Middle School Mixed Media: First Place - Shasta Hartley, William Lenoir; Second Place - Ashlyn Pope, William Lenoir; and Third Place - Cassie Hall, William Lenoir.
High School Mixed Media: First Place - Dustin Sandridge, West Caldwell; Second Place - Tyran Moore, Hibriten; Third Place - Ethan Hoshouser, South Caldwell; and Honorable Mention - Randall Ferguson, Hibriten and Stephen Smith, Hibriten.
Middle School Painting: First Place - Edie Prestwood, William Lenoir; Second Place - Lindsey McCoum, William Lenoir; Third Place - Brook Bollinger, William Lenoir; and Honorable Mention - Katelin Campbell, William Lenoir; Shelby Brown, William Lenoir; and Julia Picton, William Lenoir.
High School Painting: First Place - Lydia Larson, Hibriten; Second Place - Olivia Miller, Hibriten; Third Place - Su Lee, Patterson; and Honorable Mention - Baker Giduz, Hibriten; Ashley Runion, Hibriten; and Heather White, Hibriten.
Middle School Drawing: First Place - Nigel Gibbs, William Lenoir; Second Place - Peter Matusik, William Lenoir; Third Place ñ Brian Williams, William Lenoir; and Honorable Mention - Brandon Ritch, Hudson; Jonathan Shore, William Lenoir and Adam Coffey, William Lenoir.
High School Drawing: First Place - A.J. Adorno, Hibriten; Second Place - Heather Coffee, Patterson; Third Place - Diego Zapatta, South Caldwell; and Honorable Mention - Ryan Powell, Hibriten; Tara Wellborn, West Caldwell; and Luxton Connelly, West Caldwell.
Judging for this exhibition was done by Robin Martindale of Appalachian State University. Martindale teaches sculpture at ASU, and has been a full time professor since 1987. She graduated with a MSA from UNC, and exhibits at The Upstairs Gallery in Blowing Rock. Commenting on the event, Martindale said, "Judging the student artwork for the Caldwell Arts Council was a great pleasure. It is exciting to see the level of accomplishment that was apparent in the work exhibited and it was very hard to pick just three awards in each category. I could have given many more in each and would have given more honorable mentions if we'd had enough ribbons to give out. I picked work that I thought showed a unique approach to the subject matter, was skillfully executed and showed a good understanding of composition and design. Over all I felt the show was visually stimulating and diverse, and did a great job of highlighting the talented young artists in the community. It was an honor to be the juror." Generous sponsors include Bernhardt Furniture, Caldwell Glass, Hogwaller Development, Java Joeís, and the North Carolina Arts Council. For more information, call the Arts Council at 828/754-2486.
The "27th Annual Statewide Art Competition" sponsored by Gilbert Construction, is on exhibit at the Florence Museum in Florence, SC, through May 29, 2005. The winners of the competition, recipient of the annual Friends Award along with The Jack Baker Award and the Business and Arts Award were announced at the gala opening. At the same time a major, new acquisition for the Museum was unveiled. A woodcut by Florence artist, William H. Johnson, "Jon", has been added to the permanent collection. Juror for the show this year was Eric Lawing, Painting and Drawing Instructor at University of North Carolina in Wilmington, NC. While considering images submitted by the artists, Lawing stated, "There were many high quality entries and selecting the show was difficult." First Place went to Michael Brodeur of Greenville, SC, for his graphite on paper, "Styrofoam as a Metaphor, Mausoleum". Second Place award went to Susan Lenz of Columbia, SC, for a fiber piece, "In Box VI" and Third Place went to Deborah Tidwell-Holtzscheiter of Aiken, SC, for her oil on canvas detail, "Ocean Antiquities #2". Four Honorable Mentions were also awarded to Jim Finch of Columbia for his acrylic, "In the Deep"; Stephen Motte of Florence for his mixed media piece, "The Sky is a Landfill"; Bretta Staley of Orangeburg, SC, for her plexiglas construction, "3rd Heaven" and to Jaclyn Wukela from Florence for her colored pencil, "Nassau Lady VIII". "All of the works in the show represent a broad spectrum of media, styles and subject matter," explained Florence Museum Director, Betsy Olsen. "We have an exciting show with a great mixture of pieces that exhibits all the inventiveness, creativity, and expression we all want to see from artists. Those chosen award winners are part of a strong showing of South Carolina talent." For further information call the Museum at 843/662-3351.
The "10th Annual Artists of Tomorrow Competiton," a regional art contest was held at The Arts Center in downtown Hendersonville, NC, from Mar. 11 - 26, 2005. Over 125 entries were juried into the show. Art from the following schools was represented: Christ School, Hendersonville HS, West Henderson HS, North Henderson HS, Rosman HS, Veritas Christian Academy, Students of Costanza Knight and Asheville Christian Academy. The winners are: Best in Show went to Alyssa Hansen a student of Costanza Knight for "Self Portrait". 2D - First Prize went to Tony Caserio of Henderson HS for "Maria's Mondolos". 2D - Honorable Mentions went to; Savannah Springer of West Henderson HS for "Self Portrait"; Ann Beal of Henderson HS for "Mom"; Charlotte Thurman of Henderson HS for "Rusty" and Michael Munoz of Henderson HS for "Cruizer". For Photography - First Prize went to Kendra Hammand, a student of Costanza Knight for "Gummis". Photography - Honorable Mentions went to; Maggie Bond of Asheville Christian Academy for "La Rue de St., Paul de Vence"; Charlotte Thurman of Henderson HS for "Summer Day"; and Claire Oliphant of Henderson HS for "Abstract Castle". 3D - First Prize went to Mathew Baunack of Veritas Christian Academy for "In the Image". 3D - Honorable Mentions went to; Stephanye Gay of Asheville Christian Academy for "Mirror Image" and Stephanie Arrowood of Veritas Christian Academy for "Insatiable Thirst". All the artists were honored at a reception held at The Arts Center on Mar. 18, 2005. For more infortmation contact Tim Morrissey, Executive Director, at 828/693-8504, e-mail at ( or at

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