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2011 North Charleston Arts Festival in North Charleston, SC, Announces Winners of Festival Exhibit Competitions

May 13, 2011

The 2011 North Charleston Arts Festival in North Charleston, SC, presented four exhibitions and competitions including photography, fine art, fine crafts, and sculpture. The results of these competitions have been announced and are offered here.

Professional and amateur photographers from across the state were invited to participate in the 2011 Judged Photography Exhibition & Competition, held annually as a component of the North Charleston Arts Festival. A total of 175 entries were accepted in each division, Professional and Amateur, and were categorized as Color or Monochrome. Cash awards totaling $1,450 were awarded by a panel of three judges using the Photographic Society of America Print Guidelines. Each judge evaluated entries as a whole, considering the areas of impact, composition, and technique.

Congratulations to the winners:

Professional – Color
1st Place – Ken Aikin, Afternoon Delight
2nd Place – Ken Aikin,  100 Year Old Fiddle
3rd Place – Bill Swindaman, Dark & Stormy Morning
Hon. Mention – Peter Ingrasselino, At the Pond
Hon. Mention – Nese O. Zinn, Sidewalk Vendor

Professional – Monochrome
1st Place – Peter Ingrasselino, My Life – The Final Chapter
2nd Place – Ellen Yampolsky, Man with the Silver Earrings
3rd Place – Nese O. Zinn, Deep in Thought
Hon. Mention – Peter Ingrasselino,  I Don’t Open
Hon. Mention – Nese O. Zinn, Burka

Amateur – Color
1st Place – Jim Miller, Looking at You
2nd Place – Mark S. Moore, Basilica San Pietro and the Tiber
3rd Place – Mark S. Moore, Burano Doorway
Hon. Mention – Jim Miller, Sitting Pretty
Hon. Mention – Mark S. Moore, Shadow Light, Torcello

Amateur – Monochrome
1st Place – Raymond C. Murray, Old Door Detail
2nd Place – Mark S. Moore, Costanza Casino
3rd Place – Mark S. Moore, Wired on the Brooklyn Bridge
Hon. Mention – Mark Moore, Hillside with a View, Florence
Hon. Mention – Jimmy Hartnett, Morning Light

Fine artists from across the state were invited to participate in the 2011 Judged Fine Art Competition & Exhibition, held annually as a component of the North Charleston Arts Festival. A total of 113 entries were accepted in the categories of Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing/Pastel, and 2D Mixed Media. Cash awards totaling $3,250 were made at the sole discretion of the juror, Michael Haga, adjunct faculty and associate dean at the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts.

Congratulations to the winners:

Best of Show
Denise L. Greer, Hung Out to Dry (Mixed Media)

City of North Charleston Purchase Award
Willis Sanders, Great Oak (Drawing/Pastel)
Sherry Bevins, Pug Pup (Drawing/Pastel)
Sherry Bevins, Boykin Puppy (Drawing/Pastel)
Dayton Colie, The Drum Major (Watercolor)

Acrylic
1st Place – Blaine Tailer-Kimball Dixon, Spring at Magnolia
2nd Place – Susanne Frenzel, Tuscany in Red
3rd Place – Mary Biernbaum, Circular Time
Hon. Mention – Clorinda Vido, Clyde in the Evening
Hon. Mention – Lori Starnes Isom, The Moment of Salvation
Hon. Mention – Gayle Gilford, Springtime in Charleston

Oil
1st Place – Kathy Clark, Sunflowers in More
2nd Place – Kathy Clark, Bright Forest Light
3rd Place – Ed Byrd, Autumn
Hon. Mention – Peggy Steele, Miley Station
Hon. Mention – Doylene Basedow, Palmetto
Hon. Mention – Roberta Byron, A Good Egg

Drawing/Pastel
1st Place – Bob Graham, Waiting for the Bus
2nd Place – Sherry Bevins, Wisteria Flower
3rd Place – Mary Margaret Brigman, Whitewater
Hon. Mention – Daryl Armstrong, Uneasy Solitude
Hon. Mention – Mary Margaret Brigman, Golden Marsh
Hon. Mention – Nancy Nellis, Waiting on My Pizza

Watercolor
1st Place – Denise L. Greer, Talk to Me
2nd Place – Bob Graham, Far and Away
3rd Place – Charles Parnelle, Docked
Hon. Mention – Dorothy Shromoff, A Day of Shrimping
Hon. Mention – Dayton Colie, The Drum Major
Hon. Mention – Charlotte Holman, Time in a Bottle

2D Mixed Media
1st Place – Denise L. Greer, Playground
2nd Place – Karole Turner Campbell, Eclectic Light
3rd Place – Alexandra Davis, Twilight
Hon. Mention – Delaine Walters, Victorian Elegance
Hon. Mention – Trish Emery, Alone
Hon. Mention – Deborah Neal, Still Divided

Fine craft artists and artisans from across South Carolina were invited to participate in the 9th Annual South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition; the state’s only juried fine craft competition and exhibition. Organized and exhibited annually by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, with assistance from the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro, the show is presented as a component of the North Charleston Arts Festival.

After an extensive pre-jury process, 39 applicants were asked to participate and 109 entries were submitted in the categories of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and 3D mixed media. Cash awards totaling $6,500 were made at the sole discretion of the juror, Denise Butler, co-founder and former Executive Director and board member of the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro, SC.

In addition to choosing the winners, Butler also selected pieces from the show to assemble a South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Traveling Exhibition, which will tour the state through the South Carolina State Museum’s 2011/2012 Traveling Exhibitions Program.  This program gives galleries, museums, and art centers across South Carolina the opportunity to request the exhibit to tour their facilities, thus providing additional exposure for the selected artists.

Congratulations to the winners:

Best of Show
Matt Wilson, Bird of Prey (Metal)

Outstanding Merit
Susan Lenz, Stained Glass XXVII (Fiber)
Lee Sipe, Vessel No. 323 (Mixed Media)

City of North Charleston Purchase Award
Mary Nicholson, Helix Vase (Clay)
Susan Tondreau-Dwyer, Unraveled (Clay)

Honorable Mention
Kim Keats, River Rock Reliquary (Mixed Media)
Kenny Teague, Oak & Sapele Bowl (Wood)
Arianne King Comer, Haitian Cargo Tap Tap (Fiber)
Edward Byrd, Wooden Bust (Wood)
Elizabeth Mazyck, Rice Banner (Fiber)
Casey Yung, Romanesque Remains (Metal)
Sherrie Nesbitt, Caught in the Net (Metal)
Karole Tutner Campbell, Carpe Diem (Mixed Media)
Blaine Tailer-Kimball Dixon, The Art of Letting Go (Glass)
Dede Vergot, Night Birds #2 (Mixed Media)
Michael Dubois, Southern Light (Metal)
Mary Nicholson, Helix Vase (Clay)

SC Palmetto Hands Traveling Exhibition Selections:
Matt Wilson, It’s Your World, I’m Just Living in it! (Metal)
Kim Keats, Woven Windows Tower (Mixed Media)
Arianne King Comer, Haitian Cargo Tap Tap (Fiber)
Michael Dubois, Knife Forged with Cooper River Bridge Damascus (Metal)
Ben Pendarvis, Cherry Burl Bowl & Katalox Wood Rim (Wood)
Jennifer Lowe, Interstellar Loways (Mixed Media)
James St. Clair, My Cupcake Runneth Over (Mixed Media)
Susan Livingston, Revenge of Kitty Galore (Fiber)
Glen Grant, Jewelry Box (Wood)
Joanne Angell, Dress (Luminary) (Clay)
Sarah Edwards-Hammond, Easter Basket w/ Over Handle (Fiber)
Kenny Teague, Oak & Sapele Bowl (Wood)
Dede Vergot, Night Birds #2 (Mixed Media)
John & Nicole Sedberry, Wading (Metal)
Don Ward, Black Crappie (Wood)
Blaine Tailer-Kimball Dixon, The Art of Letting Go (Glass)
Barbara Miller, Romance (Metal)
Jerry Mallard, Turkey Head Walking Cane (Wood)
Mary Nicholson, Helix Vase (Clay)
Susan Tondreau-Dwyer, From Where I Was Standing II (Clay)

Sculpture artists from across the nation applied to the sixth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, a component of the 2011 North Charleston Arts Festival. Presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique, eleven month exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures, as well as compete for up to $14,750 in honorariums and awards. Fourteen sculptures were selected by the juror, Sylive Fortin. Fortin is an independent curator, art historian, critic, and editor-in-chief of Art Papers. Once installed at the exhibition site, the juror then selected pieces to receive awards for Best in Show, 2nd Place, and Honorable Mentions.

The fourteen sculptures selected for exhibition are by fourteen artists from nine states. Division I includes ten sculptures that are anchored to a concrete pad or in the grass. Division II includes four sculptures that are secured to a concrete pedestal.

Division I
“Wind Harp” (Slate, Steel & Aluminum) by Philip Hathcock – Cary, NC (Best in Show)
“Split Too” (Steel) by Kenneth Thompson – Blissfield, ME (2nd Place)
“Ethel’s Daughter” (Steel) by Doug McAbee – Spartanburg, SC (Hon. Mention)
“Doorways & Roadways” (Steel & Aluminum) by Bill Wood – Fairfax, VA (Hon. Mention)
“Creepy Crawley” (Steel) by Adam Walls – Laurinburg, NC (Hon. Mention)
“Polychrome Wedge” (Painted Steel) by Carl Billingsley – Ayden, NC
“Devinus” (Recycled Steel) by Kevin Eichner – Hilton Head Island, SC
“Thrive” (Stainless Steel) by Jenn Garrett – Gainesville, FL
“China Grove” (Reclaimed Wood) by J. Karl Lipscomb – Ash Grove, MO
“Gift Basket” (Wood, Tar & Steel) by George Long – Roswell, GA

Division II
“Nemesis” (Limestone) by Paris Alexander – Raleigh, NC
“Rock Lobster” (Fieldstone) by Craig Gray – Hiram, ME
“Windsail II” (Steel & Concrete) by Bob Turan – Earlton, NY
“Helical” (Steel) by Dylan Wood – Raleigh, NC

Sculpture sites are located throughout the picturesque North Charleston Riverfront Park, located at 1001 Everglades Avenue on the former Charleston Naval Base. The park is set on the banks of the beautiful Cooper River. Visitors may enjoy ten acres of walking paths, a performance pavilion, picnic shelter, a fishing pier and boardwalk, an oversized sandbox, and children’s play fountain. The historic site is centered in the Noisette District, the largest urban redevelopment project ever undertaken in the US.

The 2011/12 National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will be on display through March, 2012. For more information or to be added to the application mailing list for the 2012/13 Sculpture Competition, please call 843/740-5854 or e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org). Visit the Cultural Arts Department section of the City’s website at (www.northcharleston.org) for sculpture photos, artist statements, and directions to North Charleston Riverfront Park.

For more information about the annual North Charleston Arts Festival and exhibition opportunities, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at 843/740-5854, e-mail to (culturalarts@northcharleston.org), or visit the Cultural Arts section of the City’s website at (www.northcharleston.org).


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