Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Announces Winners of High School Art Competition

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Sixteen area high school artists received cash prizes Sunday, Apr. 17, 2016, at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum’s Horry-Georgetown County High Schools 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, sponsored by HTC and Mr. Billy Cave.

The 94 pieces of student artwork chosen for display from 350 entries will remain on view at the Museum through May 22, 2016.

Zoe Williams of the Academy of the Arts, Science and Technology, garnered a Best in Show for her oil piece, “Awake”.

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Zoe Williams, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology, Best in Show, “Awake”, Oil on Canvas

First, second and third-place prizes in two-dimensional works went to Kena Patel, Academy of the Arts, Science and Technology, Bailey Smith, Socastee High School and Kira Knoop, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology.

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Kena Patel, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology, First Place 2D, “Center of Oscillation”, house paint

First, second and third-place prizes in three-dimensional work went to Heidi Whelan, Carolina Forest High School, Glenn Courtney, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology and Sophia Sadr, Carolina Forest High School.

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Heidi Whelan, Carolina Forest High School, First Place 3D, “Devil Dog”, Clay

Honorable Mentions, two-dimensional, were awarded to Stephanie Branton, Vine and Branches Home Educators, Jordan Lucina, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology and Sierra Ely, Socastee High School.

Honorable Mentions, three-dimensional, Alex Ramirez, Loris High School, Avery Rose Higgins, The Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences and Sydney McPherson, Carolina Forest High School.

The Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild also sponsored one honorable mention award and the Judge’s Award. Allie Mitchell, Vine and Branches Home Educators took home the Carolyn Powell, Guild President, award for the most effective use of color and the Judge’s Award went to Jacqueline Brown, Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology.

One additional award was presented this year; a Juror’s Award went to Thomas Shelburne, Myrtle Beach High School for his piece, “New Orleans’ Dream”.

This year’s judge was Jim Arendt. Arendt, Assistant Professor and Gallery Director at Coastal Carolina University, is regionally renowned for winning the $50,000 top prize at the first ArtFields©, which took place in Lake City, SC. Arendt received his BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design (MI) and his MFA with concentration in painting from the University of South Carolina.

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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