of Past Juried Shows - 2006
- Updated on December 8, 2006
The results of the judging of the Art League
of Henderson County's "All Member Show", including
sixty-eight paintings, which took place in Nov. 2006 at Opportunity
House in Hendersonville, NC, are as follows. Lenore Barnett won
the judge's choice "Best in Show Award" for her oil
painting "Autumn Smokies". Barnett is a national award-winning
artist and a signature member of the National Oil and Acrylic
Painters Society. Danie Janov won 1st Place in the Abstract category
for her work "Spirit of the Mountain." 2nd Place
went to Harold Mueller for "Fall Spectacular." 3rd
place in this category was won by Maxine Tatreau for her mixed
media "Searching for Gems." Jeanne H. Parker won
Honorable Mention for her acrylic "Barely There." 1st
Place in the Landscape category went to Kay Gordon for her pastel
"Sunset's Ethereal Gauze." 2nd place in this
category went to Alice Johannsen for her untitled watercolor.
Barbara Walter won 3rd place for her mixed media work "Sylvan
Shadows." Honorable Mention went to Barbara Enders for
her acrylic painting "Path to the Falls." Beverly Kies
took 1st place in the category of People/Animals/Portraits for
her pastel "November Light." 2nd Place went to
Doug Jarvis for his oil painting "Oh Yeah!" 3rd
Place was awarded to Merritt Roach for her pastel "Mother
and Son." Frances Greenberg took Honorable Mention for "Self
Portrait in the Aviary." In the category Still Life/Floral,
Mary Brummett won 1st Place for her oil painting "The Kitchen
Window." Betty Henshaw's watercolor "Poppies" won
2nd Place. Patricia Barker won the 3rd Place award for her
watercolor "Azaleas." Honorable Mention in this category
went to Ellen Riching Stinchcomb for her mixed media "Nature's
Beauty." Renowned artist and long-time member Richard Kaiser
presented the Richard Kaiser Award for Best Watercolor Painting
to Cynthia Moser for her work "Morning Lights." He
awarded an Honorable Mention to Kathy Gagnon for her painting "Fuchsia."
For further info call Barbara Holland at 828/698-0697 or e-mail
The Brunswick Arts Council has announced
the award winners for its "7th Annual Fall Show & Sale,"
which was held at The Studio on Calabash Road in Calabash, NC,
in Oct. 2006. There were over 180 paintings on exhibit and approximately
40 three-dimensional pieces including pottery, sculpture and turned
wood. Charleston, SC, artist and author Margaret Hoybach judged
the two-dimensional category and potter Don Johns of Wilmington,
NC, judged the three-dimensional works. Over $3,000 in prizes
were presented at an awards reception on Oct. 1, 2006. Leland,
NC, artist Frank Capasso was presented with the Victor Gerloven
Memorial Award (Best of Show) for his acrylic painting, "Marketplace
Silhouettes". First Place/Two Dimensional went to Southport,
NC's Susan Mauney for her watercolor "Studio Class".
Joyce Grazetti of Southport took First Place/Three Dimensional
for her pottery titled "Melange a Trois". Other award
included: Associated Artists of Southport Award, James Saunders,
"Oak Burl Vessel"; Oak Island Art Guild Award, Joe Jeffcoat,
"Covered Jar"; Waterway Art Association Award, Sandy
Hovey, "Green Samaurai"; Ray Forbes Memorial Award,
Joan Sanders, "Eze"; Judy Gerloven Memorial Award; Phil
Meade, "Dune Sentinels"; Shari Gerloven McLean Memorial
Award; Nancy Guiry, "Sam"; Gladys Wagenseil Memorial
Award, Mary Leahy, "Red Sail in Sunset"; Lucas Wagenseil
Memorial Award; Richard Staat, "Double Dipsters"; Paul
Perlowitz Memorial Award; Toini Wilson, "Balance". Merit
Awards were presented to: Wanda Cornelius, "Colorado Colors";
Nerino Cilento, "Lilac"; Doug Gorsline, "Floor
Vase I"; Joyce Grazetti, "Sea Treasure"; Carol
Hovey, "Spilled Beans"; Linda Migacz Pasulka, "Eine
Kleine Nachtmusik"; Phyllis Riley, "The Terminal";
and Greta Swaim, "Green Egret Swamp". Honorable Mention
recipients were: Barbara Axon, "Scheherazade"; Karen
Carney, "Sea Oats Platter"; Kimberly Smittle Caroon,
"I'm a Little Teapot"; Rooster Emerson, "Serendipity
Morning"; Sue Ernest, "Boat Shed at Manteo"; Barbara
Fleri, "Venice"; Patsy Genovese, "Covered Bowl";
William James, "Southport"; Babs Ludwick, "Neptune's
Blues Band"; Marilyn Pounds, "Life is Good"; Nancy
Schulte, "Provision Company"; Diane Sloan, "Untitled";
and Ortrud Tyler, "Camelot 2000". The public was encouraged
to attend the reception, which was being catered courtesy of Piggly
Wiggly (Sunset Commons store, Ocean Isle, NC). The Studio, which
is a division of Sunset River Marketplace art gallery, but at
a different location, is located just 1/2 mile west of Hwy 17.
Turn on Calabash Road at the stoplight at Carolina Commons (the
Food Lion). Brunswick Arts Council is a nonprofit 501©(3)
organization, which was founded in 1981. There are no paid personnel.
All members of the Executive Board are volunteers who give of
their time freely. The Council strives to bring artistic endeavors
to the citizens of Brunswick County in the form of workshops;
symposiums; lecture series; demonstrations; bus tours; art classes;
art exhibits; literary events; performances of music, dance and
theatre. For more information, contact Jeanne Gerloven at 910/371-1795
or e-mail at (email@example.com).
Ten Richland Northeast High School Visual
Arts students took prizes at the South Carolina State Fair,
held in Columbia, SC, - more than any other high school in the
state. Fourteen more RNE artworks were juried into the show. In
addition, Mary Catherine Newman won an award in the High School
Division for the high school teacher whose students won the most
awards. Newman has a painting in the fair's Professional division
at the fair and Catherine Taylor has a ceramic's piece and mixed-media
piece in the Amateur division. The winning students, with their
teacher listed in parenthesis, are: Freshmen: Third place in three-dimensional
art: Anne Beaudette (Catherine Taylor) and The Pablo Picasso Award:
Shala Borne (Nancy Underwood). Sophomores: First place in two-dimensional
art: Lyla Shlon (Mary Catherine Newman); The Carrutham Rice Award:
Melanie Rexroad (Underwood); The Anne Wortham Richardson Award:
Sonovia Harmon (Newman); and The Diego Rivera Award: Robert Brooks
(Newman). Juniors: Second place in two-dimensional: Andrea Fuhrman
(Newman); Third place in two-dimensional: David Belton (Newman);
The Peter Rubens Award: McKenna Brandon (Newman); and The Boyd
Saunders Award: Vanessa Bartley (Newman). For further information
on the visual arts program at Richland Northeast, contact Nancy
Underwood by e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 803/699-2800
The Spartanburg Museum of Art in Spartanburg,
SC, has announced the winners of its, "40th Annual Sidewalk
Art Show," which was held on Oct. 7, 2006, around the fence
at Barnet Park in Spartanburg. In spite of the cloudy day, over
200 artists of all ages entered the annual competition. The judges
were Sherry Masters, manager of the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville,
NC, Sandy Rupp, manager of the Hampton III Gallery in Taylors,
SC, and Keith Spencer of Landrum, SC.
After careful deliberation and consultation between the judges,
ribbons were awarded at 2pm and announced at 5pm during the Awards
Ceremony on the Zimmerli Amphitheater stage. The judges were particularly
impressed with the quality and originality of the 10th -12th grade
pottery entries. In fact, many people commented on these works
and wished they had been for sale. Theresa Mann, Executive Director
of The Spartanburg Museum of Art, said that "Nancy Harrison's
students at Spartanburg High School consistently enter beautiful
and creative pieces of pottery each year. We just wish the students
would price them, because we could sell everyone of them."
The top awards and first place winners were: $1,000 Burwell Best
In Show Award: Richard Lafean for "Roebuck in Bloom",
painting; and $100 Student Best In Show Award: Stefanie Satterfield
for "Ananus Comosus", pottery, Spartanburg Senior High
School. First Place Student Awards: K-3rd grade:Caroline Layne,
"Flamingos'; 4th-6th grade: Lucas Oxford, "Man";
7th-9th grade: Dmitry Nikolaychuk, "Flora Explosion";
and 10th-12th grade: Stepanie Satterfield, "Ananus Comosus".
First Place Amateur Awards: Painting & Pastels, Heather Davenport,
"Cassia"; Drawing & Graphics, Shavar Foster, "Ernest";
Photography, Mike Martin, "River Walk"; Open Media,
Maria Pascal, "I Won't Make You Cry"; and Ceramics,
Carol Clarkson, "Tazo". First Place Professional Awards:
Painting & Pastels, Nancy O'Dell Keim, "Black Sheep II";
Sculpture, Jim Weitzel, "Untitled"; Drawing & Graphics,
Michael Slattery, "Times Square Surveilence"; Photography,
J. Michael Johnson, "Reflective Moments"; Open Media,
Carroll Foster, "Formica Fortress"; and Textiles, Susan
Sorrell, "Fantasy 2003". Second and third place awards,
as well as numerous honorable mentions were given in each of the
above categories. Congratulations to all of the winners and all
of the artists who participated in our 40th Annual Show. For a
complete list of winners go to the Museum's website at (www.spartanartburgartmuseum.org)
or call 864/583-2776.
The Light Factory
in Charlotte, NC, has released the results of their "2006
Annual Members Show". The winners are:
1st Place went to Lee E. Stewart for the photograph, "Frankie
& Karen"; 2nd Place was given to Byron Baldwin for the
photograph, "Railway Station ? Prague"; and 3rd Place
went to Thom Duncan for the photograph, "Nora".
Honorable Mention Awards went to:
Diane Davis for the photograph, "Quandaries - Ode to New
Orleans"; Mike Wirth for the photograph, "The Holzer
Machine"; and Laurel Celeste Collins for the photograph,
For further information contact The Light Factory at 704/333-9755
or at (www.lightfactory.org).
Upstate Visual Arts
(UVA) in Greenville, SC, held its "15th Annual Membership
Exhibition and Juried Show", at Gallery 202, located at 640
South Main Street in Greenville. The exhibition was held in conjunction
with the annual "Art in the Park" festival. The "Membership
Exhibition and Juried Show" for this year was a wonderful
mixture of original art. Over 130 artists submitted 227 entries
to make this show a delightfully diverse and spectacular exhibit.
Forty works were selected by jurors Sydney Cross, Larry Elder
and Wendy Outland. These works represent a cross section of the
great diversity of the UVA membership. UVA is proud to announce
and congratulate the following artists for the following awards
for the "2006 Membership Exhibition and Juried Show".
The winners are:
Best of Show went to Judy Verhoeven; two awards of $750 went to
Michael Slattery and Marie Gruber; three awards of $500 were given
to Carol Tinsley, Dan Helgamo, and Lynn Greer; two awards of $400
were given to Matt Moreau and Hilary Jernigan; three awards of
$250 went to Cecile Martin, Barbara St. Denis, and David Thatch;
and three awards of $150 were given to Kathy Justice, MarinaBare,
and Steve Garner.
"Art in the Park" was held on Sept. 16-17, 2006, at
Falls Park on the Reedy & the West End Historic District in
Greenville. The festival is produced by Upstate Visual Arts and
presented by "The Greenville News". For more information,
contact UVA at 864/232-4433, e-mail at (email@example.com)
or at (www.upstatevisualart.org). Or visit the "Art in the
Park" website at (www.artintheparkgreenville.com).
The Spartanburg Artists' Guild in Spartanburg,
SC, announces awards for its "33rd Annual Juried Exhibition"
which was on view at the Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg.
The top award in the exhibition went to Suzanne "Sam"
Mitchell for her acrylic painting, "Fairground". Mitchell,
a native of Oregon, lives in Spartanburg and teaches painting,
drawing, sculpture, art history and advanced photography at McCracken
Junior High School in Spartanburg County School District 7. "People
often try to classify what type of artist you are. I do not fit
that mold," the winner of the $1,500 first place award said.
"I began with a major in advertising and graphic design with
a minor in ceramics. I have explored many forms of 2-D and 2-D
design and have always incorporated drawing and painting throughout.
I guess that is why teaching became so attractive to me. I get
to do everything." Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Arts in
Communication from Loyola University of New Orleans and received
her certification in Art Education from Converse College. She
also apprenticed in Painting Restoration at the New Orleans Conservation
Guild. The artist and her husband, Dennis, have two children.
The second place award went to Carole Knudson Tinsley for 'The
Artist's Joy" and third place to Trey Finney for "Early
Frost." The show was exhibited in the Milliken and Parsons
galleries of the Spartanburg County Museum of Art at the Spartanburg
Arts Center from July 15 through Aug. 27, 2006. According to Ed
Emory, president of the Artists' Guild, the works submitted for
this show were the best he's seen in the last three years. And,
he said, 30 new members, among them the top prize winner, contributed
works this year, adding to the diversity of the pieces selected
for exhibition. "We had work from people that we haven't
seen before," Emory said of the 200 pieces entered in the
juried competition, "and that added energy to the entire
process." The juror, Barbara Haaksma, is director of design
and marketing for Milliken & Company's Global Automotive Group.
With six design studios in North and South America, Europe and
Asia, Haaksma and her team create interior textile solutions for
major automobile manufacturers worldwide. Haaksma, who holds a
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kendall College of Art and Design
in Grand Rapids, MI, is a firm believer in the critical connection
between strategic market research and creative product design.
This focus has led her to a design career which began as an interior
designer in the architectural industry, and during her years with
Milliken she has held various design and marketing positions in
the contract, home furnishings and automotive markets. "When
I first viewed the pieces, I was overwhelmed by the diversity
of styles and the quality of the work," Haaksma said of the
works from which she selected the 72 pieces that were juried into
the show. "I was drawn to the pieces that evidenced a sense
of time, a sense of history." Winners in the juried show
received a total of $4,900 in awards. Works singled out for special
awards were Suzanne Zoole's "Mardi Gras Morning," Susan
Y. West Memorial, and Carolyn Alexander's "A Look Toward
Eden," Jeanne Price Memorial. - $250. The following received
merit awards: Terrell Stone, "Twilight - Jones Gap,"
Julia and James Burnett Award; Hamed Mahmoodi, "Mural for
Ceiling," Carolina Gallery Award; Michael Slattery, "Pedestrians:
Midtown Manhattan," Aim Mail Center Award; David Datwyler,
"Saturn Moons: Titan's View," Artful Aprons Award; Sara
Dame Setzer, "A Time to Buy More Toothbrushes," Wendy
and Bill Mayrose Award; Mary Ellen Suitt, "Moonlight,"
Sonia and Roger McDuffie Award; Bonnie Joy Bardos, "Lotus
(My Saving Grace)," Southeastern Printing Award; Vivianne
Carey "The Fear," Art and Frame Gallery Gift Certificate;
Dottie Dillard, "Reflection," Spartanburg Photographic
Center Gift Certificate. The Artists' Guild of Spartanburg is
a non-profit organization for visual artists in Spartanburg and
the surrounding communities. For further information, contact
Gibson Smith at 864/486-8994.
- The 27th annual Piccolo Spoleto Crafts
Show was recently held in downtown historic Charleston, SC,
during the annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival. 171 artists applied
for this juried fine crafts show. 153 artists were acc2epted
in thirty-three different media. During the two weekend show,
twenty-four awards were presented to various artists. During
the first weekend, May 26 28, 2006, eighty-four artists
were showcased and the following awards were selected and presented
by juror Everett Powers:
Mayor's Purchase Award Best in Show went to Victoria Sexton,
Greenville, NC, for a work of earthenware clay entitled, "Frieda
and the Tree of Life". The Mayor's Purchase Award winning
piece will be displayed in City Hall for one year before becoming
a permanent part of the City's collection. 1st Place went to
William McInnis, Charlotte, NC, for a work of wood turning; 2nd
Place was given to Marc and Jennifer Grimes, Columbia, SC, for
a work of blown glass; and 3rd Place was presented to Alison
McCauley, Summerville, SC, for a work of stoneware clay. Honorable
Mention awards were given to: Marie-Helene Grabman, Beverly Hills,
MI, for a mixed media work; John Harmon, Roaring Gap, NC, for
a work of photography; Jennifer Jenkins, Weaverville, NC, for
a work of jewelry; Sylvester and Gail Robinson, Acworth, GA,
for a piece in leather; and Xochitl Ross, Melborne Beach, FL,
for a work of fused glass.
Purchase Awards went to Charles and Cindy Cecil, High Point,
NC, for a work of jewelry; Debi Dwyer, Fleetwood, NC, for a work
of leaded glass; Marie-Helene Grabman, Beverly Hills, MI, for
a mixed media work; Marc and Jennifer Grimes, Columbia, SC, for
a work of blown glass; and Arianne King Comer, Charleston, SC,
for a work of fiber.
During the second weekend, June 2 4, 2006, sixty-nine artists
were showcased and the following awards were selected and presented
by juror Robben McAdam: 1st Place went to Leigh Alexander, Charleston,
SC, for a work in fiber; 2nd Place was awarded to Charles Pinckney,
Athens, GA, for a piece of jewelry; and 3rd Place was given to
Kate Rothra Flemming, Charleston, SC, for a work of jewelry.
Honorable Mention awards were given to Jenny Swearington,
Asheville, NC, for a work in fiber; John Donehue, Charleston,
SC, for a work in metal; and Jennifer Jenkins, Weaverville,
NC, for a piece of jewelry.
Purchase Awards included: Randy Pardue, Summerfield, FL, for
a work in metal; Jeri Burdick, Eutawville, SC, for a work in
clay; Charles and Cindy Cecil, High Point, NC, for a piece of
jewelry; and Deloris Newson, Greenwood, SC, for a piece of basketry.
Slide Jury Award went to Obayana Ajanaku, Decatur, GA, for a
work of jewelry. The slide jury award is presented to the artist
whose work earned the highest score during the juried artist
We continue the tradition of offering fine crafts to Festival
visitors in a historic outdoor venue. This event showcases the
fine craftsmanship and quality being produced regionally and
throughout the nation. In addition to the display and sale of
crafts, artist media demonstrations are featured. Applications
may be submitted online beginning in Nov., 2006, for the 2007
event. For more information regarding the Piccolo Spoleto Crafts
Show or Charleston Crafts, call 843/723-2938 visit (www.charlestoncrafts.org).
- The City of Rock Hill, SC, joined
with the Arts Council of Rock Hill and York County to sponsor
a City employee art contest among city departments. Seven departments
submitted original pieces based on the theme of "Rock Hill:
History...Vision - Progress." All entries were placed on
display in the City Hall Rotunda Gallery during the month of
July, 2006. Judges Elsa Turner and Eileen Nichols, Center for
the Arts - Studio Artists, selected the winning entries. Utilities
received the coveted Best of Show award with its piece entitled
"Foundations", a man-made manhole embossed with an
image of Civitas. Turner and Nichols said, "We like the
concept of using the manhole cover as a symbol of the past and
future of Rock Hill. The patina on the manhole cover and visual
symbol of Rock Hill represents our hard working utility crews
in Rock Hill." City Management/ Public Affairs received
Honorable Mention with its giant coffee cup filled with Rock
Hill trinkets entitled, "Our Cup Runneth Over". "This
is a fun and lively creative concept filled with elements from
many walks of life in Rock Hill," Turner and Nichols said.
The Arts Council coordinated this competition in conjunction
with its employee campaign to raise money for the United Arts
Fund, which supports the Arts Council of Rock Hill and York County,
the Rock Hill Community Theatre, the York County Ballet and the
York County Choral Society. For information call the Arts Council
- The winners of the Arts Council of Rock
Hill and York County's "2nd Annual Photography Competition"
have been chosen. More than 70 photo entries were received from
all over North and South Carolina. Juror Dina Hall, from Murrells
Inlet, SC, selected 35 photos to be displayed in the exhibit
June 12 through July 28, 2006 at the Center for the Arts in Rock
Hill, SC. The winners of the photography competition are:
1st Place, "Church - Edisto Island" - Terry Roueche.
"There was no hesitation about the first place award,"
Hall said. "Its symmetrical composition is a more difficult
way to compose an art work; but what better way than perfect
balance to add permanence and an inflexible sturdiness to that
subject. Its serenity and order offer an added comfort and spirituality
to the content."
2nd Place, "Wet Paint" - Merritt Cook. Hall said, "...a
tight composition held together by the repetition of curves and
juxtaposition of seafaring and urban imagery. It documents how
closely linked seemingly disparate life styles are."
3rd Place, "Hot Tin Roof" - Darlene Heinig. "The
strong complementary colors and contrasting textures laid out
so simply in horizontal bands demonstrated how contemporary an
old, usually nostalgic, barn can be," Hall said.
Honorable Mention, "Dirt Road - Edisto Island" - Terry
Roueche. "This photograph leads us down the road and slows
the pace giving us time to contemplate," Hall said. Works
by several local photographers were accepted into the juried
show. Among them were Mayor Doug Echols and Dr. Anthony DiGiorgio.
For more information contact the Arts Council at 803/328-2787
or go to (www.rockhillarts.org).
- Sixty artists from 12 states participated
in "The Art Market at Historic Honey Horn", a juried fine art and craft sale hosted Apr. 29
& 30, 2006, by the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head
Island, SC. The show's judge, Elizabeth Inman, from the Columbia
Museum of Art, in Columbia, SC, awarded the $5,000 in prize money
to 12 artists. The award winners were:
Best in Show (Tom Peeples Builders Inc.) went to Zeng Feng of
Redford, VA, for a watercolor; 2nd Place (A/C Cooling and Heating)
went to John Diamond of Hilton Head Island, SC, for a work in
wood; 3rd Place (Arts Council of Beaufort County) was given to
Barbara Umbel of Pawley's Island, SC, for her jewelry; the Environmental
Award (Ward-Edwards, Inc.) went to Donna Ireton of Hilton Head
Island, SC, for a mixed media work; Lowcountry Award (anonymous)
went to Greg Smith in Bluffton, SC, for his photography; and
Excellence in Photography (Camera Club of Hilton Head Island)
was presented to Susan Roberts of Edisto Island, SC, for her
An Award of Merit (Arts Council of Beaufort County) went to Brian
Evans of Wilmington, NC, for a work in clay; Award of Merit (Fred
and Donna Manske, Jr.) went to Al Keiser of Greenville, SC, for
photography; Award of Merit (Grayline/Low Country Adventures)
was given to John Lacy of Seymour, IN, for a work in clay; Award
of Merit (Charter I North) went to Robin Swaby-Miltner of Franklin,
NC, for a drawing/pastel; Award of Merit (Charter I North) was
given to Eunice Moore of Hilton Head Island, SC, for a mixed
media 3-D work; and Award of Merit (Carlson Wagonlit) was given
to Wayne Werner of Havre de Grace, MD, for jewelry.
The dates for the 2007 show will be April 28& 29 at Historic
Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island. For further info contact Robin
at 843/689-6767, ext 224.
- The City of North Charleston's Cultural
Arts Department, in North Charleston, SC, is proud to announce
the winning entries of the "2006 North Charleston Arts Festival"
in the "South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Exhibition",
"Judged Art" and "Photography Competitions". Judges were present for the selection process on
May 5, 2006, and an Artist's Reception was held that evening
to recognize all artists 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!
- The "SC Palmetto Hands Fine Craft
Exhibition" had a total of 125 entries. Winners were
selected by Scott Shanklin-Peterson, Director, Arts Management
Program, College of Charleston.
The winners were as follows:
Best of Show went to "Plantation Spirit House" (Clay)
by Joyce Byrum-Crosby, Summerville, SC; an Outstanding Merit
award went to "Becoming an Artist" (3D Mixed Media)
by Susan Lenz, Columbia, SC; and another Outstanding Merit award
went to "Red Oak Bowl" (Wood) by Timothy Greene, Walterboro,
Honorable Mention awards were given to: "Celebration"
(Fiber) by Judith Heyward of Mt. Pleasant, SC; a Sycamore Bowl
with Metal Leaf (Wood) by Charlie Black of Charleston, SC; "Tea
Infuser" (Metal) by Rachel Taliaferro of Greenville, SC;
a Swirled/Spike Felt Hat (Fiber) by Patsy Bowman of Summerville,
SC; "Bernice: Athenian Tourist" (Clay) by Kelly Thiel
of Folly Beach, SC; "Sea Pod Form" (Clay) by Dede Vergot
of Edisto Island, SC; a Red Guinea Hen Necklace (Glass) by Kate
Rothra Fleming of Charleston, SC; "Conifer House" (3D
Mixed Media) by Kim Keats of Okatie, SC; "Venetian Cellist"
(Glass) by Michael Bruner of Charleston, SC; "Going with
the Flow" (Clay) by Amy Goldstein-Rice of Inman, SC; "Sleeping
Woman" (Clay) by Alison McCauley of Summerville, SC; and
"America 1851" (3D Mixed Media) by Tom Boozer of Yonges
The City of North Charleston Purchase Award was given to "In
Box IX" (Fiber) by Susan Lenz of Columbia, SC.
Entries selected for the 2006-07 SC State Museum Traveling Show
include: "Becoming an Artist" and "Imagine Illiteracy"
(3D Mixed Media) by Susan Lenz of Columbia, SC; "Celebration"
and "Put Out the Welcome Mat" (Fiber) by Judith Heyward
of Mt. Pleasant, SC;
Tea Infuser and Ebony Silver Spoon (Metal) by Rachel Taliaferro
of Greenville, SC; Swirled/Spike Felt Hat (Fiber) by Patsy Bowman
of Summerville, SC; "Pea Pod Form" and "Terrapin
Skin Vase" (Clay) by Dede Vergot, Edisto Island, SC; "Sleeping
Woman" (Clay) by Allison McCauley of Summerville, SC; "Seed
Pod #4" (Clay) and "Flight 1057" (Fiber) by Tom
Fisher of Summerville, SC; "Carolina Bird" (Glass)
by Lora Franks of North Charleston, SC; Dolphin Wine Stopper
(Metal) by Steve Cordina of Mt. Pleasant, SC; Serving Plate w/
Scraffito Design (Clay) and Vase w/ Iron Oxide Wash (Clay) by
Tuula Ihamaki-Widdifield of Columbia, SC; "Lemon Yellow
& #242" and "En Verre" (Glass) by Ed and Barbara
Streeter of Conway, SC; "Black Hills Gold" (3D Mixed
Media) by Dina Barron, Summerville, SC; "Indigo Passion"
and "Zipporah" (Fiber) by Arianne King-Comer of Charleston,
SC; "No Need for Wings" and "Fossil Series"
(Fiber) by Fran Gardner of Heath Springs, SC; and "Sugar
Raku #1" (Clay) by John-Mark Harris, Charleston, SC.
- In the Judged Art competition, which
saw a total of 183 entries, juror Dr. Todd Herman, Chief Curator,
Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC, selected the following
Best of Show award went to Deborah K. Neal of Kiawah Island,
SC; the City of North Charleston Purchase Award was given for
"Dragon Storm" an oil by James C. Hill of North Charleston,
SC; and the People's Choice award went to Anita Blewer, Charleston,
Winners in the Watercolor Category were:
1st Place: Bob Graham, Mt. Pleasant, SC; 2nd Place: Dennis Clevenger,
Ladson, SC; 3rd Place: Dorothy Shromoff, Hanahan, SC; Honorable
Mention: Missie Stevenson, Charleston, SC; Honorable Mention:
Peggy Steele, Johns Island, SC; and Honorable Mention: Don Roberts,
Winners in the Oils Category were: 1st Place: James C. Hill,
North Charleston, SC; 2nd Place: Suzy Durband, Mt. Pleasant,
SC; 3rd Place: Bob Thames, Charleston, SC; Honorable Mention:
Chad Staats, Charleston, SC; Honorable Mention: Daryl Knox, Charleston,
SC; and Honorable Mention: Jan Sasser, Charleston, SC.
Winners in the Acrylics Category were: 1st Place: J. Carol Gardner,
Charleston, SC; 2nd Place: Pedro Rodriguez, Hanahan, SC; 3rd
Place: Sherry Bevins, Johns Island, SC; Honorable Mention: James
St. Clair, Yemassee, SC; Honorable Mention: Joan Chalmers, North
Charleston, SC; and Honorable Mention: Christopher Murphy, Savannah,
Winners in the Mixed Media Category were: 1st Place: Delaine
Walters, St. George, SC; 2nd Place: Kathie Dutremble, Mt. Pleasant,
SC; 3rd Place: Sherry Bevins, Johns Island, SC; Honorable Mention:
Linda Meddes Jackson, Cross, SC; Honorable Mention: Denise Greer,
Rembert, SC; and Honorable Mention: Dorothy Blandenburg, Charleston,
Winners in the Drawing/Pastel Category were: 1st Place: Nancy
Davidson, Mt. Pleasant, SC; 2nd Place: Michael Richmond, Mt.
Pleasant, SC; 3rd Place: Jessica Hall, Summerville, SC; Honorable
Mention: Tom Potocki, Hollywood, SC; Honorable Mention: Peggy
Howe, Mt. Pleasant, SC; and Honorable Mention: Mary Brigman,
Mt. Pleasant, SC.
- The Photography Competition which saw a total of 157 entries was judged by a
panel of jurors using the Photgraphic Society of America Judging
Guidelines. Winners were:
Color (Professional or Advanced Amateur/ Division I) Category:
1st Place: Dianne Bryant, Pawleys Island, SC; 2nd Place: Robert
Weissman, Hilton Head, SC; 3rd Place: Nese O. Zinn, Charleston,
SC; Honorable Mention: Nese O. Zinn, Charleston, SC; and Honorable
Mention: Robert Weissman, Hilton Head, SC.
Monochrome (Professional or Advanced Amateur/ Division I) Category
were: 1st Place: Nese O. Zinn, Charleston, SC; 2nd Place: Nese
O. Zinn, Charleston, SC; 3rd Place: Larry Gale, Mt. Pleasant,
SC; Honorable Mention: Larry Gale, Mt. Pleasant, SC; and Honorable
Mention: Jennifer Daly, Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Color (Amateur/ Division II) Category were: 1st Place: Mark Moore,
Walterboro, SC; 2nd Place: Sarah Goldman, Charleston, SC; 3rd
Place: Mark Gupton, Charleston, SC; Honorable Mention: Joanna
Branson, Summerville, SC; and Honorable Mention: Sarah Goldman,
Monochrome (Amateur/ Division II) Category were: 1st Place: Mark
Gupton, Charleston, SC; 2nd Place: Lindsey Miller, Mt. Pleasant,
SC; 3rd Place: Christopher Brown, Mt. Pleasant, SC; Honorable
Mention: Christopher Brown, Mt. Pleasant, SC; and Honorable Mention:
Lindsey Miller, Mt. Pleasant, SC.
The Photography People's Choice Award was given to David Brooks
of Summerville, SC.
- The 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, SC Arts Commission, the US Department of HUD, and
the corporate community. For further information call 843/745-1087.
- The City of North Charleston's Cultural Arts
Department is proud to announce the award winners of the "2006
Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition" located
at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC. The Juror, Carla
Hanzal, Contemporary Curator at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte,
NC, selected the awards in person on May 10, 2006. The Opening
Reception was May 13 and the awards were announced at that time.
Award winners will receive a certificate signed by the Mayor
and Director of the Cultural Arts Department and monetary awards
from the City of North Charleston. Artists selected for the exhibition
received an Exhibition Honorarium to assist with travel and installation
costs. They will also receive a certificate signed by the Mayor
and the Director of the Cultural Arts Department. Congratulations
to the winners, and our sincere appreciation to each individual
who participated in the exhibition. The exhibition will be on
display at Riverfront Park through March 2007.
Best of Show: "Get Away Car", painted steel, by Adam
Walls from Spartanburg, SC; 2nd Place: "Stacks", clay,
by Liz Vercruysse from Herman, NE; Honorable Mention: "Dragonfly",
chrome, stainless steel, aluminum, by Doug Makemson from Nicholson,
GA; Honorable Mention: "Curly", corten steel and maple
log, by James Burnes from Santa Fe, NM; and Honorable Mention:
"Joy of the Cosmos", stainless steel, by Wayne Trapp
from Vilas, NC.
In Division I (concrete pad works) Exhibition Honorarium: "Dragonfly"
and "Red Eyed Stork", chrome and stainless steel, by
Doug Makemson from Nicholson, GA; "Crossroads", concrete,
oil enamel, and resin, by Diran Lyons from Brandon, FL; "Stacks",
clay, by Liz Vercruysse from Herman, NE; "Curly", corten
steel and maple log, by James Burnes from Sante FE, NM; "Joy
of the Cosmos", stainless steel, by Wayne Trapp from Vilas,
NC; "Get Away Car", painted steel, and "Memory
Bomb", steel, iron, music box, by Adam Walls from Spartanburg,
SC; and "Armor", marble, by Shawn Morin from Bowling
In Division II (pedestal works) Exhibition Honorarium: "Gabriel's
Angel", marble, by Shawn Morin from Bowling Green, OH; "Relationship
Series V", bronze, and "Relationship Series VII",
bronze, by Joseph Castle from Bellevue, ID; "Carousel",
found objects, by Ted Pickering from Wadmalaw Island, SC; and
"Triumph", clay, by Jason Blalock from Anderson, SC.
For further information contact the City of North Charleston
Cultural Arts Department at 843/745-1087.
- The Pickens County Cultural Commission
is pleased to announce that the Pickens County Museum of Art
& History is once again open to the public. A ribbon
cutting and reception for the "27th Annual Juried South
Carolina Artist's Exhibition" was held on Apr. 22,
2006, with more than 500 attendees on hand for the ceremonies
and awards presentations. The exhibition will continue through
June 2, 2006. The Curator of Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon
Art Museum in Greensboro NC, Xandra Eden served as juror for
this year's competition. After receiving a BFA in Studio Art
from the State University of New York at Purchase, Eden earned
her Master of Arts degree in curatorial studies from the Center
for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, one of the foremost programs
of its kind. Eden spent the day of Apr. 8 looking at, and contemplating
557 works of art representing 216 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 166 works of art represents 125 individuals
currently creating visual art in this state. Speaking about the
task of jurying such a competition, Eden said, "South Carolina's
history represents a rich and colorful mosaic. Known for its
natural beauty and healthy doses of southern hospitality, the
state is a true cross-section of American culture, the pulse
of which is readily apparent through the creative endeavors of
its inhabitants. The '27th Annual Juried South Carolina Artists
Exhibition' at the Pickens County Museum is no exception."
She continued, "A wonderfully diverse group of artworks
was submitted for review, including painting, drawing, photography,
sculpture, ceramics, basketry, quilting and more. With 557 works
presented for selection, the task of winnowing the number of
works down to a smaller group seemed overwhelming. However, if
it's true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the same
must be said of art, and the works that I selected were ones
that struck a double chord with me, both personally and within
the realm of art history. The exhibition reflects investigations
of personal and cultural identity, the dichotomy between man-made
and natural worlds, investigations of symbolic form, realistic
and abstract representations of nature, and portraiture. Many
of the works deal with private subject matter, while others speak
to a broader audience. Yet they all, in one way or another, work
to bridge the gap between individual experience and universal
understanding. I hope that those who come to the newly renovated
Museum to see this exhibition will be, as I was, surprised and
delighted by the cornucopia of creative expression they encounter."
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". Eden chose the painting "The
Orchestra Eclectic" by Greenville's Mark Mulfinger as the
First Place Award. Second Place was presented to Sam Wang of
Clemson for his photograph "Don". The Third Place honor
went to Greenville's Linda Williams McCune for the charcoal,
watercolor and wax piece "Stress Series # 5 (Ropes)".
Honorable Mentions were bestowed upon Deborah Tidwell Holtzscheiter
of Aiken for her painting "Always" and to Cayce's Grant
Jackson for his painting "Room". In addition to the
above awards, Eden asked that a special "Juror's Choice"
accolade, denoting artwork of special interest, be presented
to Columbia's Jim Arendt for his painting "The Deluge",
to Donald Collins from Pickens for his photograph "Urban
Landscape # 2", to Easley's Rickey Morgan for his painting
"The Burning", to Maxine Riley of Greenville for her
woven basket "Antler I" and to Honea Path's Margaret
Whitford for her painting "Hunter's Paradise". Thanks
to the kind sponsorships of Pickens County & the Pickens
County Cultural Commission, Roger & Susan Benjamin, Connie
& June Bowers, Central Textiles Inc., Greystone Industries
Inc., Seth & Doreen Heimlich, Liberty Denim LLC, Robinson
Funeral Home, Crematorium & Memorial Gardens, and John &
Judy Rozelle, the Pickens County Museum selected eight 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 Russell Jewell of Easley for his watercolor "Religious
Awe". Additional Museum Purchase Awards were made to Central's
Liz Smith Cox for her watercolor "The Girls", to Denise
Detrich from Walhalla for her porcelain "Vase", to
Seneca's Nancy Oppenheimer for her pastel "Yellow Glowing",
to Elizabeth Snipes of Clemson for her "Untitled" screenprint
and solar plate, to Seneca's Chris Troy for her ceramic works
"Acorn and Leaves Platter" and "Soup Tureen with
Ladle" and to Christie West of Denmark for his wood marquetry
piece "Chinese Vase with Daffodils". In addition to
the eighteen works of art singled out for special mention, there
are one-hundred and forty-eight more on the walls and pedestals
throughout the museum's Sealevel Gallery, Second Floor Gallery
and Focus Gallery. No matter where your individual taste in art
may lead, you will find some satisfaction in this exhibition.
The variety of work represented is a generous reflection of the
community of artists presently at work in South Carolina. The
Pickens County Museum of Art & History is funded
in part by a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, which
receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For
more information, call the museum at 864/898-5963.
- The Trenholm Artists Guild held it's
"25th Annual Exhibit" at City Gallery in Columbia,
SC, from Mar. 30 through Apr. 15, 2006. The juror for this show
was Harriet Marshall Goode of Rock Hill, SC. The following awards
were made: Best of Show award went to Larry LeFebvre for "Both
Sides Now"; Presidents Award went to Toni M. Elkins for
"Out of the Darkness"; First Place went to Meg Gregory
for "Study in Black & White"' Second Place was
given to Jim Finch for "Standing Tail"; and Nita Yancey
for "Mystique". Merit Awards were given to: R.R. Cockrell
for "Waiting for Persephone"; Esther Melton for "Party
Pears II"; and Karen Jamrose for "Eve McGuire".
Honorable Mention awards were given to: Frank Nelson for "One
Man's Castle"; Dawn Caldwell for "Miss Eliza";
and Margaret Carter for "Through the Pines". A Special
Juror's Mention award was given to Regina Moody for "Portrait
at 61". For additional information call Stewart Aleshire,
Publicity Chairman at 803/736 2739 or at (www.trenholmartistsguild.org).
- The Hilton Head Art League's "2006
National Juried Show" opens to the public in the Walter
Greer Gallery of the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, on Hilton
Head Island, SC, on May 6 and runs through May 28, 2006. This
year's juror, Judi Betts, selected 110 works of art out of more
than 700 entries submitted from across the United States, Canada
and Puerto Rico. Very talented artists send in their entries,
hoping to compete for the generous cash awards offered by the
Art League. The substantial awards are made possible by contributions
of sponsors like Joe Nix of Nix Construction and Consulting
who provided the Best of Show award. Other sponsors include:
James Wedgeworth Charter 1 Realty; The Island Packet; Morris
& Whiteside galleries and The Red Piano Art Gallery; Wachovia
Bank; Modern Classic Motors; Susan Ketchum of Merrill Lynch;
The Apple Pie Painters; Palmetto Electric, and Sheffield
Malphrus LLC Accounting & Bookkeeping. This year's Best of
Show award was won by Al Zerries from Huntington, NY, for his
oil painting, "In a Dark Place". Says juror Betts,
"The size of Zerries' painting commands attention. His skin
tones are beautifully done and the modeling of the figure hands
and fabric are outstanding. There is definite expertise of technique,
keen observation of light and shadow that demonstrate experience
in painting the human figure and that make this painting a winner."
Among the local artists receiving awards are two first place
winners in their categories: Anne Hakala for a mixed media piece
titled, "Fly Away Home", and John Diamond's woodturning
bowl called 'Macassar Ebony". Taking second place were three
of our artists: DJ Murray for an exciting pencil drawing called
"Gladiolus"; Barry Lowes' photograph, "Magnolia
Blossom' and Dick Hirn for a watercolor named "Mardigras-
Dominica". Our two honorable mentions are Barbara Pecce
for a watercolor, 'Frutas Criollas', and Robert Weissman for
a photograph, "Sculptured Sandstone". Judging a show
of this magnitude is no easy task. First the juror looks at hundred
and hundreds of slides submitted by the artists to narrow down
the field to just little more than 100 pieces. Once that is done,
the actual artwork that has been accepted is studied by the juror
to select the best of the best by category of medium and then
from among the total collection. Among the factors considered
are the difficulty of the subject matter chosen, the degree of
technical expertise, uniqueness of rendering, use of color, light
and shadow, and much more. To find out what set the award-winning
pieces apart from the rest, the traditional Critic's Luncheon
will be held at noon at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on
May 6. There will be a box lunch, followed by a presentation
by juror Judi Betts talking about her reasons for selecting the
award-winning pieces. Whether you want to learn more about producing
an award-winning piece of art for the next competition, or if
you are an art lover who wants to know more about art, the luncheon
is fun and informative venue not to be missed. Advance reservations
for the luncheon are required and cost $16 per person. The "National
Juried Show" is an art showcase event that is part of the
Island's annual "Bravo Celebration of the Arts". The
Hilton Head Art League is a not-for-profit membership organization
dedicated to promoting the visual arts in the community and increasing
the art skills of its members. It sponsors week-long workshops
with nationally renowned art instructors at the Disney Gallery
in the Arts Center, art classes taught by local artists at the
Art Academy on Cordillo Parkway and offers scholarships for graduating
high school students pursuing careers in the visual arts. It
also operates a volunteer-managed gallery in Pineland Station,
suite 207, for the exhibition and sale of art by its members.
A list of all award winners follows:
Best of Show - Al Zerries - oil for "In a Dark Place"
First Place Awards in all catagories:
Oil - Denette Schweikert for "Seeking Advantage"
Pastel - Diana DeSantis for "Hesitation"
Sculpture - John Diamond for "Macassar Ebony"
Mixed Media - Anne Hakala for "Fly Away Home"
All other - Linda Hardy for "Tenderly Morning Comes;
Night Slips Quietly Away"
Watercolor - Christine Heyse for "A Little Night Music"
Photography - Howard Hunt for "Retired"
Second Place Awards in all catagories:
Pastel - Tonya Carpenter for "Her Nephew"
Mixed Media - : Ella Cart for "Mountain Ferns"
Watercolor - Dick Hirn- for "Mardigras Dominica"
Photography - Barry Lowes for "Magnolia Blossom"
Colored Pencils - DJ Murray for "Gladiolus"
Oil- Josh Powel l for "Quiet Light"
Sculpture - Dianne Wright for "Window"
Third Place Awards in all catagories:
Oil - Leonette Adler for "Patch Work"
Photography - Lorri Honeycutt for "Lily"
Pastel - Jerry Power for "Cold Waters"
Watercolor - Robert Steinmetz for "Orange Buoys"
Sculpture - Ralph Stroman for "Morning Stretch"
Pastel - Gary Baughman for "Spring Runoff"; Stephanie
Neely for "Christmas Rose"; Cyndi Marble for "Flat
Tired Out"; and Angalee DeForest for "Toward Block
Watermedia David Belling for "Abandoned"; Robert
Highsmith for "Window Arch"; Karen Mason for "Door
to Nowhere"; Mike Mazer for "Dinghy 'MS 5128 BT'";
Barbara Pecce for "Frutas Criollas" and Patricia Herlihy
for "Grand Central Station".
Oil/Acrylic Tara Blanco for "8877"; Nancy Hill
for "Corner Collection"; Ned McBee for "Pond Physiology"
and Stacy Morgan for "The Catch".
Photography Ben Ham for "Aspens in Fresh Snow";
Eric Hansen for "Redstop"; Rusty Leffel for "Window
Watching" and Robert Weissman for "Sculptured Sandstone".
For further information contact Irene Williamson at 843/689-5088
or Jo Dye, Juried Show Chairperson at 843/689-3723.
- Prof. James F. Edwards, MFA, Dept.
of Art, University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, received
the Grand Award ($ 2,500) in the San Diego Art Institute's "International
Digital Exhibition 2006". Edwards' digitally constructed
print "Al-Fallujah - DG" was selected for the top award
by Marilyn Kushner, curator of prints and drawings of the Booklyn
Museum. The exhibition consists of 85 works selected from nearly
a thousand entries from the US and 11 foreign countries. The
exhibition opened at the San Diego Art Institute's Museum of
the Living Artist in Balboa Park on Apr. 29 and continues through
For further info call 803/777-4191.
- Full Circle Art's in Hickory, NC, has announced
the winners of the "Art About Women" exhibition,
a competition and exhibition in support of the First Step Program
of theFamily Guidance Center. Prize winners were first prize,
sponsored by Full Circle Arts, to Geri Cruickshank-Eaker for "Laudomia:
Cities of the Dead 1", second prize, sponsored by Tracey
Horton, DDS went to P.L. Rhodes for "Shrine to the Goddess
in Us All" , third prize, sponsored by Blue Ridge Health
Care, went to Robin Nichols for "Homer". Honorable
mentions went to Allison Beach for "Figure Study I",
Annie Brandeger for "One Last Time", Marlowe K. Earl
for "Fragments", Fanjoy Labrenz for "Liz and Pam",
Kirk Gulden for "Generations", Pete Krum for "On
Guard", Pete Krum for "Reclining", Pete Krum for
"Thoughtful", Sean Myers for "New Birth",
Colleen Wallner for Relaxing in the Sun" and Carl Zwingli
for "Dragon Lady". "Art About Women" will
be on display through Apr. 23, 2006, at The Hickory Museum of
Art in Hickory. Judge for the competition was Lenoir, NC, resident,
Keith Willis. Willis is a multimedia artist who has taught
art in the NC public school system for a number of years. He
has been very active in a variety of community art programs and
has served several terms on the board of directors of the
Caldwell Arts Council. Instrumental in the recent renovation
and revitalization of much of historic downtown Lenoir, Willis
is currently in the process of establishing a new art gallery,
Tucker's Gallery, as well as an outdoor sculpture gallery, in Lenoir.
Full Circle Arts would like to thank Tracy Horton DDS, Carol
Triplett, Blue Ridge Health Care, All Ways Travel and The Hickory
Museum of Art for their support of "Art About Women."
For more information contact Full Circle Arts at 828/322-7545,
e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at (www.fullcirclearts.org).
- The Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg,
SC, has announced the award winners for the "3rd Biennial
Hub City Juried Art Competition," held Nov. 19 - Jan.
8, 2006. The juror for the event, Dr. Marian Wardle, is curator
of American Art at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art
and teaches American art history at Brigham Young University.
She received her PhD in art history from the University of Maryland,
College Park. Her most recent publication is "American Women
Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945" (Rutgers
University Press, 2005), of which she is editor and co-author.
In jurying the submitted work, Dr. Wardle said that her one goal
was that "If notables from the national art scene were to
arrive in Spartanburg and see the show, (she) wanted them to
see that this area of the country has an abundance of artistic
talent." The results are as follows: $2000 First Place was
awarded to D. Pierce Giltner of Chester, SC, for his work, "Those
Days"; $1000 Second Place went to George Handy of Asheville,
NC, for his three-dimensional work "Fields and Sky; $750
Third Place award went to Tersa Prater of Pacolet, SC, for her
work "Spirit Child #1" and the $500 Honorable Mention
was awarded to Mary Alice Lockhart for her painting "Sixteen
Cows". The $250 Merit Award winners were awarded to Robin
Anne Cooper of Clemson, SC; Marion Carroll, Nathan Cox, and Peter
Kaniaris, all of Anderson, SC; Silas Dekind, Jr. of Georgetown,
SC; Barbara Delue of Greer, SC; Deborah Holtzscheiter of Aiken,
SC; Cecil L.K. Martin of Seneca, SC; Michael Slattery of Taylors,
SC; and Robert Tynes of Black Mountain, NC. For further information
call the Museum at 864/582-7616 or at (www.spartanburgartmuseum.org).
- The "WSNC 60th Annual Juried Exhibition"
of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina was on display from
Oct. 16 through Jan. 5, 2006, at the Salem College Fine Arts
Center at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC. The juror for the
exhibition was Jean Grastorf, AWS, NWS. The awards were as follows:
First Place & Hall Fine Art Printing Award went to Russell
Yerkes for "Trimming the Hedges"; Second Place &
Hall Fine Art Printing Award was presented to Howard Enerle for
"The Journey"; Third Place & Hall Fine Art Printing
Award went to Mary Crutchfield for "Stepping Stones";
Fourth Place went to Kate Worm for "Side Ways"; and
Fifth Place Edwin H. Voorhees Memorial Award went to An Salisbury
for "Incandescence". Merit Awards were given to: Janet
Dixon for "Light Unto My Path"; Susan Mauney for "Traveling
Alone"; John Parker for "Next Generation"; and
Richard Siegel for "Ocean Surf". Other awards included:
the Alice Johnson LaRoque Stott Memorial Award went to Danie
Janov for "Quilter's Box"; the Jean Pendergraft "Creative
Spirit" Award was given to Chuck McLachian for "Laurel
Pond"; the Past Presidents Award was given to Jeffrey A.
Jakub for "Absolut-ly"; the Georgia A. Newton Memorial
Award was given to Vincent Ketchie for "Sunset at Cornelius
Road"; and the SAS Institute Purchase Award went to Chuck
McLachian for "Laurel Pond". The Timberlake Arts in
the School Awards were given to Mary Holterman for "Sunburst";
William Grumiaux for "Ocean Walkover"; and Ken Thompson
for "That Suffolk Crown". The Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
Award went to Ann Vasilik for "Simply Savannah"; the
Jack Richardson Watercolor Gold Award was given to David L. Stickel
for "Pitcher Perfect"; the M. Graham Watercolor Award
went to Lewis Wallace for "East Fork Rapids"; the Salis
International Award was given to Richard Kaiser for "Market
Day - Patzquarro, Mexico"; and the Artful Color Printing
Awards (Damon Rando) went to Richard Kaiser for "Market
Day - Patzquarro, Mexico" and David L. Stickel for "Pitcher
Perfect". The Colson Printing Award went to Henry Moreno
for "Raleigh Nightscape"; the Daler-Rowney Award went
to Susan Crouch for "The Three Graces"; the Arches
Paper Award went to Jewel Baldwin for "Majestic View";
the Winsor & Newton Award went to Luis Liarina for "Tree
Shade"; and the HK Holben Award was given to Ulli Misegades
for "Favorites Blouse". The Camlin Merchandise Award
went to William W. Moseley for "Port Clyde Waterfront";
the Jerry's Artarama Award was given to James Shuler for "Bobby";
the St. Cuthbert's Mill Award was given to Ric Skees for "Colin
@ CP"; the Strathmore Paper Award went to Anne F. Godfrey
for "Mama's New Baby"; the Golden Artists Award went
to Claire Simpson Jones for "Holding on to Innocence";
the Daniel Smith Award was given to Verena J. Heroux for "Guarding
the Lilies"; and the Da Vinci Award was given to Cynthia
Haack for "September Golds". For further info or to
see images of these winning entries, check out (www.ncwatercolor.org).
- The 2006 winners of the "24th Annual
NBSC Oil Painters' Open Invitational" were announced
at the Sumter Gallery of Art in Sumter, SC. This year's "NBSC
Oil Painters' Open Invitational" was unprecedented with
98 entries resulting in a strong, competitive show juried by
Tom Nakashima, The William S. Morris Eminent Scholar of Art at
Augusta State University. Thirty-two pieces were juried into
the show, which will travel for a year under the auspices of
the Traveling Exhibition Program at the SC State Museum. The
winners are as follows:
First Place ($900) - Edward Z. Wimberly of St. Matthews, SC,
for "The Sky was a Featureless Milky Haze"; Second
Place ($650) - Ray Davenport of Sumter, SC, for "My Workbench";
Third Place ($450) - David H. Yaghjian of Columbia, SC, for "Liberty
Street"; Honorable Mention ($200) - Rob Shaw of Columbia,
SC, for "Untold Congaree"; Honorable Mention ($200)
- Laura Spong of Columbia, SC, for "Shadow of a Long Lady";
and Honorable Mention ($200) - Barbara Yon of Ridge Spring, SC,
for "Asian Writings" The exhibition on view from Feb.
9 - Mar. 26, 2006, along with another exhibition, "The World
of Minnie DesChamps" at the Sumter Gallery of Art. Call
803/775-0543 for more information.
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