Art League of Hilton Head, SC, Announces “Biennale 2015” Winners


Art League of Hilton Head awarded winners at the opening reception of “Biennale National Juried Exhibition 2015” on Friday evening, May 8, 2015, on Hilton Head Island, SC. The exhibit runs through May 30, at Walter Greer Gallery located at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

Judge Carrie Burns Brown presents awards totaling more than $7400. On Saturday, May 9, approximately 30 people returned to the Gallery to attend a “Critic’s Coffee” where Brown discussed her selection process, judging criteria and offered commentary on some of the winning artwork.

Biennale 2015 Award Winners:

“Channeling Edith Wharton” by Ann Watcher

Best in Show – “Channeling Edith Wharton” by Ann Watcher (oil on canvas)

1st – “Morning Glow” by Joyce Nagel
2nd -“Bella Notte” by William Schneider
3rd – “Brick, Plaster, Mortar, and Glass” by Mary Segars
Honorable Mentions: “A Stroll Beside the Louvre” by Shirley Fachilla; “The Kayaker” by Laurie Tietjen; and “Coral Denim” by Cindy Avroch

“Plank” by Diana Bjel

1st – “Plank” by Diana Bjel (earthenware and underglazes, found objects)
2nd – “Origami I/20 Chromalux Blue” by Gilbert Boro (Welded Aluminum & Custom Paint)
3rd – “Athena” by Przemyslaw Kordys (bronze cold cast)
Honorable Mentions: “Night Sky Painted Pot” by Rene Culler (blown glass with applied trailings) and “Delaney” by Verna Witt (clay)

1st – “Night Watch” by Stephanie Neely
2nd – “Morning Launch” by Andrea Pejeau
3rd – “Gone But Not Forgotten” by Don Nagel

1st – “Wading Heron” by Sarah Dowling
2nd – “Tween” by Vickie Ebbers
3rd – “Dixie Dew II” by Margaret Crawford
Honorable Mentions – “Apple Truck”  by Dennis Albetski and “Grace Gate” by Arthur Sekula

1st – “Artisans” by Durga Garcia
2nd – “Memories” by Eric Demattos
3rd – “Broken” by Lew Smith
Honorable Mentions – “Havana Through the Windshield” by Sandy Dimke and “Different Species”  by Joanna Madloch

1st – “Pink House, Purple Flowers”  by Lind Hollingsworth
2nd – “A Thousand Galaxies #18” by Miella Green (encaustic)
3rd – “Stepping Stones” by Jean Judd
Honorable Mentions – “As the Crows Fly” by Vickie Jourdan and “Time Passages” by Jo Dye

All Other:
1st – “Some Things Never Change”  by Naida Koraly (fabric art quilt)
2nd – “Waterways” by Sam Lasris (collage)
3rd – “Lost” by Xiong Xuan (pencil on paper)
Honorable Mentions – “The Tycoon” by Diego Lasansky (pencil, colored pencil on paper) and “Change of Seasons” by Anne Silber (limited edition serigraph)

Art League of Hilton Head is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic Art Gallery and Teaching Academy that welcomes artists and students at all levels and in all media.

Art League of Hilton Head promotes and supports the visual arts through education, exhibitions and partnerships for the cultural enhancement of the community and its visitors.

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