This is the 23rd year for the Miniature Art Competition, which was started by The Friends of the Florence Museum as a fundraising effort and a way to commemorate the artistic skill of the museum’s founder, Jane Beverly Evans, who studied and became skilled in the painting of miniature portraits.
The juror for this year’s competition was Frank McCauley, the Assistant Director and Curator of the Sumter Gallery of Art in Sumter, SC. Awards were announced during a public reception at the Florence Museum on the evening of Nov. 17, 2011.
The winners of this year’s competition are:
1st place – Jim Stratton, for The Easy Way, an oil on canvas
2nd place – Linda Humphries, for Witches’ Dormitory, a photograph
3rd place – Denise Greer, for Sunnyvale, a mixed media work
Tom Herzog, for Colossus, a watercolor painting
Gregory Fry, for Nest, a digital media work
Suzanne Muldrow, for Tattered Illusions, a digital photograph
Rose Metz, for Leslie, a watercolor painting which was also the winner of the Ann Finch Watercolor Award.
The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 18, 2011. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm and Sundays from 2 – 5pm.
For more information please call the Florence Museum at 843/662-3351 or visit (www.florencemuseum.org).