Thirteen area high school artists received cash prizes Sunday, Mar. 24, 2013, at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum’s “Horry-Georgetown High Schools 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibition”, sponsored by Carolina Radiology Associates, LLC. The 92 pieces of student artwork chosen for display from 324 entries will remain on view at the Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, through Apr. 21, 2013.
Kirsten English, Socastee High School, garnered a Best in Show for her wire piece, “Survival.First”, second and third-place prizes in two-dimensional works went to Alyssa Scirroco, St. James High School, Madison Hoover, Myrtle Beach High School and Jeremy Walden, Carolina Forest High School.
First, second and third-place prizes in three-dimensional work went to Luke Horowitz, Socastee High School, Christian Walker, Myrtle Beach High School and Autmn Lamp, Socastee High School.
Honorable Mentions, two-dimensional, were awarded to Bridget Kyles, St. James High School, Carolyn Gore, Myrtle Beach High School and TJ LeMasters, Myrtle Beach High School
Honorable Mentions, three-dimensional, went to Dustin Thompkins, Myrtle Beach High School, Caroline Silverman, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology and Elizabeth Joyner, Georgetown High School.
Three unique awards were given this year, the Judges Award and two Patron’s Awards. The recipient of the Judges Award is Breana Rusell, Socastee High School and the Patron Awards went to Jenna Hix, St. James High School and Megan Bogart, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology.
This year’s judge is international experimental watercolorist Mary Ann Beckwith. A recently retired professor of art at Michigan Tech University, Beckwith was instrumental in bringing the arts to engineering and science students. She has twice been the recipient of the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award and is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Watercolor Honor Society of Watercolor USA as well as many more.
Gallery hours at the Museum are 10am to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday and 1-4pm on Sundays. Admission to the Museum is free but donations are welcome.
For further information, call 843/238-2510 or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).