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The Results of the ArtFields 2014 Competition in Lake City, SC, Are In

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

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The judges have spoken, after the people registered their votes and the winners have been announced. I voted for 26 works and 4 out of the 5 winners were on my list.

Top Prize of $50,000 goes to Craig Colorusso of Rogers, AR, for “Sun Boxes”. These wooden boxes are not much to look at, but what they do is amazing yet simple. My little video is not much but gives you a taste of what they do.

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Still image of “Sun Boxes” by Craig Colorusso of Rogers, AR

To hear the sound of the “Sun Boxes” visit this link if you have Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=633147016755717).

There was a surprise in the naming of the Juried Prize winner in that the judges picked two and ArtFields came up with the extra money to award two prizes – $25k each to Robert Snead of New Orleans, LA, for “Family Dollar General Tree,” and John Eric Riis of Atlanta, GA, for “Neoclassic Female Tapestry” (which was only half of the work displayed). Riis was featured last year in a major show at the Franklin G. Burroughs • Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC. Snead is a Charleston native, and one of the organizers of Redux Contemporary Art Center. I’ve included a few more detail shots of Snead’s piece. You can see more of Riis’ works in a blog I did at this link (http://carolinaarts.com/wordpress/2013/12/19/hurry-to-the-franklin-g-burroughs-simeon-b-chapin-art-museum-in-myrtle-beach-sc-to-see-the-exhibit-the-opulent-object-on-view-through-jan-5-2014/).

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“Family Dollar General Tree,” by Robert Snead of New Orleans, LA

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“Neoclassic Female Tapestry” by John Eric Riis of Atlanta, GA (which was only half of the work displayed – the female image)

The People’s Choice winners were, “Think” by Joshua Redfearn of Cheraw, SC, for 3-d and “Out of Bondage,” by Colin Quashie of Charleston, SC, for 2-d. You can check out a blog I did about Quashie’s exhibit at Redux back in 2012 at this link (http://carolinaarts.com/wordpress/2012/05/10/a-trip-to-charleston-sc-to-see-colin-quashies-exhibit-at-redux-and-the-french-quarter-art-walk/).

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“Think” by Joshua Redfearn of Cheraw, SC, for 3-d

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“Out of Bondage,” by Colin Quashie of Charleston, SC

There you have it – read em’ and weap or celebrate.

For further info visit (www.artfieldssc.org). The event is still taking place today, Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 1-6pm.