Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Announces Awards for Student Art

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Eighteen area High School artists received cash prizes Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum’s “Horry-Georgetown County High Schools 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition”, sponsored by HTC and Luke Rankin for State Senate. The 83 pieces of student artwork chosen for display from 342 entries will remain on view at the Museum through May 17, 2015.

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Christina Melchiorre, St. James High School, Best in Show, “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night”

Christina Melchiorre, St. James High School, garnered a Best in Show for her acrylic and graphite piece, “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night”.

First, second and third-place prizes in two-dimensional works went to Natalie Feagin, St. James High School, Cassandra Hanes, North Myrtle Beach High School and Jamie McVeigh, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology (Myrtle Beach).

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Natlie Feagin, St. James High School, First Place 2-D, “Basking in the Sun”

First, second and third-place prizes in three-dimensional work went to Nicole Lawson, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology (Myrtle Beach), Kassidy Staub, Carolina Forest High School and Catherine Meeks, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology (Myrtle Beach).

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Nicole Lawson, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology (Myrtle Beach), First Place 3-D, “The Weight of Human Greed”

Honorable Mentions, two-dimensional, were awarded to Christopher Rose, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology (Myrtle Beach), Victoria Suchy, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology (Myrtle Beach) and Reinhold Winterhalter, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology (Myrtle Beach).

Honorable Mentions, three-dimensional, went to Morgan Suida, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology (Myrtle Beach), Jordan Noel, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology (Myrtle Beach) and Trinity Trombino, Socastee High School.

The Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild presented two honorable mention awards. Angela Cook, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology (Myrtle Beach) took the award for her two-dimensional piece and Nick Bautz, St. James High School took the award for his three-dimensional piece.

Three additional awards were given this year. A Judge’s Award for most effective use of color went to Grace Johnson of Conway High School. Juror’s Awards went to Katelyn Moseley, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology (Myrtle Beach) for best use of a traditional material and Maddie Centracchio, St. James High School for outstanding style and technique.

This year’s judge was Charles Williams. Williams is a professional contemporary realist painter recognized for his lush and moody landscapes. He receives his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia. Williams’ work has been included in exhibitions in New York City, Washington, DC, Sacramento, CA and throughout the Southeastern region.

Gallery hours at the Museum are 10am to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 4pm Sundays. Admission to the Museum is free but donations are welcome.

For further information, call 843/238-2510 or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).

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