The Arts Council of Henderson County announces the award winners of the “Artists of Tomorrow” secondary student exhibition at First Citizens Bank in downtown Hendersonville, NC. The award winners were announced during the opening reception held Friday, Apr. 4, 2014. “Artists of Tomorrow” is the third and final exhibition of the “Mentors & Students” series, featuring Henderson County public, private, parochial, and home school students and teachers.
The judge for the exhibition was artist Joan Covell, who has an extensive background in painting, sculpture and design. After judging, Covell remarked “the entries included works of impressive drawings, which were created with a skill all budding artists need to develop very early. I looked for works that showed understanding and mastery of the medium, good composition, and use of the building blocks of design principles.” Awards were presented by Cindy Shapiro, Arts Council Board Treasurer, and Anne Kramer, President of the Art League of Henderson County, which sponsored the Best of Show award.
“Reflections” by Olivia Thiery – 1st Place, High School
The award winners were:
Best of Show ($150): Michaela Orr, “Unity,” ceramic sculpture. East Henderson High School, Robert Wallace, teacher.
1st Place, High School ($75): Olivia Thiery, “Reflections,” acrylic painting. East Henderson High School, Terri Northup, teacher.
1st Place, Middle School ($75): Karina Lubian, “Ka-li-na,” crayon & India ink on fabric. Immaculata Catholic School, Marian K. Congdon, teacher.
2nd Place, High School ($50): Tori Pearce, “After Winslow Homer,” watercolor. Veritas Christian Academy, Jennifer Lipsey-Edwards, teacher.
2nd Place, Middle School ($50): Ben Williams, untitled watercolor & marker. Flat Rock Middle School, Delena Jay, teacher.
3rd Place, High School ($25): Asia Gash, “What Does the Fox See,” sharpie pen. Balfour Education Center, Martina Zinn, teacher.
3rd Place, Middle School ($25): Mattie Moore, “Chihuly Study with Line,” permanent marker & plastic. Immaculata Catholic School, Marian K. Congdon, teacher.
Honorable Mentions were also awarded to:
Elise Wright, “The Afghan Girl: Sharbat Gula,” acrylic on canvas. Veritas Christian Academy, Jennifer Lipsey-Edwards, teacher.
Hannah Marr, “Breaking Point,” acrylic. East Henderson High School, Terri Northup, teacher.
Sheridan Mentch, “Dog and Horse,” graphite drawing. East Henderson High School, Terri Northup, teacher.
Ryan Decker, untitled multimedia triptych. Hendersonville High School, Courtney Hoelscher, teacher.
Memberships to the Asheville Art Museum at the patron, family, and student levels were also presented to the cash prize winners.
The opening reception featured an a capella performance by the East Henderson High School Concert Choir, directed by Katie Stephens.
“Artists of Tomorrow” offers the public’s last opportunity to enter a raffle to win “Calming Waters” an acrylic painting by Debbie Jackson, teacher at The Mountain Community School, which was purchased by First Citizens Bank from the Mentors exhibition. You must be eighteen to enter, and you do not need to be present during the drawing on Friday, Apr. 18, 2014.
“Artists of Tomorrow”, which is accessible to all, will be on display through Friday, Apr. 18, 2014, at First Citizens Bank, 539 North Main Street in downtown Hendersonville. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 9am-5pm and Friday, 9am–6pm.
The “Mentors & Students” trilogy is presented by the Arts Council of Henderson County, and is sponsored by First Citizens Bank, the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, and by the Alpha Lambda Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and western North Carolina. Its office is located at 401 North Main St., 3rd floor, Hendersonville, NC 28792. (Entrance on Fourth Avenue West.) The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; several funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, and the Henderson County Travel and Tourism Bureau.
For more information please contact The Arts Council by e-mail at (email@example.com) or 828/693-8504. The web address is (www.acofhc.org).