Results 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 to (

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 (

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 ( or call 803/699-2800 ext. 2841.

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 ( 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, "Untitled".
For further information contact The Light Factory at 704/333-9755 or at (

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 ( or at ( Or visit the "Art in the Park" website at (

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 selection.
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 (
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 at 803/328-2787.
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 (
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 photography.
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 Swift
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, SC.
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 Island, SC.
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 winners:
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, SC.
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, Hanahan, SC.
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, GA.
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, SC.
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, Charleston, SC.
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 Green, OH.
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 (
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"
Honorable Mentions:
Pastel - Gary Baughman for "Spring Runoff"; Stephanie Neely for "Christmas Rose"; Cyndi Marble for "Flat Tired Out"; and Angalee DeForest for "Toward Block Island Sound".
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 June11, 2006.
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 ( or at (
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 (
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 (
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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