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Art of Clay National Juried Show at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Announces Winners

March 18, 2019

On view through June 15, 2019, “Art of Clay” is the North Carolina Pottery Center’s first-ever national juried exhibition being presented in Seagrove, NC. Featuring 41 artists from around the United States, “Art of Clay” presents a range of contemporary styles, from functional to narrative sculpture.

This show was juried by potter Douglas Fitch of southwest Scotland, UK. Fitch and his wife, Hannah McAndrew, create slipware influenced by the medieval potters of England and the subsequent tradition of slip-decorated country pottery.

Fitch narrowed the field down from 230+ pieces and did the final judging when he was here in the beginning of March as one of the featured potters at the North Carolina Potters Conference, hosted by the Randolph Art Guild in Asheboro, NC.

And the winners of the North Carolina Pottery Center’s “Art of Clay National Juried Show” are:


Work by Takuro Shibata

1st Place: Takuro Shibata (Seagrove, NC), “Bump.”
2nd Place: Lars Westby (Annapolis, MD), “Manus.”
3rd Place: Paul McCoy (Waco, TX), “Pouring Vessel.”
Director’s Choice Honorable Mention: Ariel Bowman (Flower Mound, TX), “The Fossil Record.”

Featured potters in the show include: Hadi Abbas (FL), Michelle Arabian (NY), Brad Bachmeier (ND), Posey Bacopoulos (NY), Casey Beck (WI), Ariel Bowman (TX), Joel Brown (NY), Amanda Bury (WA), Randall Carlson (IL), Kyla Culbertson (IL), Priscilla Dahl (PA), J. Casey Doyle (ID), Karen Ellis Phillips (NJ), Helen Marie Farrant (NJ), Daniel Gardner (CO), Seth Green (IN), Mark Gordon (NC), Stephen Heywood (FL), John Jessiman (VA), Sooyeon Kim (GA), Yeonsoo Kim (GA), Wansoo Kim (KS), Julia Knight (GA), Lucien Koonce (MA), Catherine Coulter Lloyd (SC), Mimi Logothetis (NC), Andy Matlow (MA), Paul McCoy (TX), Jim and Shirl Parmentier (NC), Nila Petty (IL), Kevin Ryan (CT), Masa Sasaki (GA), Eric Serritella (NC), Hitomi Shibata (NC), Takuro Shibata (NC), Marina Smelik (CA), Rebekah Strickland (GA), Suzanne Stumpf (MA), Sue Wadoski (MA), Lars Westby (MD), and Delanie Wise (MA)

Questions? Or interested in possibly purchasing a piece? Call the center to start the process. All purchased pieces must remain in the exhibition until the exhibition ends.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation, and the Goodnight Educational Foundation. This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you!

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tue.-Sat., 10am-4pm.

For more information, please call 336/873.8430, visit (ncpotterycenter.org), or find us on Facebook.

The Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Unveils Winners of “25th Annual Judged Show”, on View Through Mar. 31, 2019

March 18, 2019

About 100 local artists entered in Society of Bluffton Artists’ (SoBA) “25th Annual Judged Show”, but only 16 walked away with awards this week.

Mary Ann Ford received top honors for “Oyster Shell In Grey,” which received “Best In Show.” First place winners included: Catherine Hester in oil; Julie Jones in acrylic; Joan McKeever in mixed medium; Donna Cole in watercolor; and Steve Edelstein in photography.

Other winners included:
• Oil: John Kenney, second; Sandy Rhodesl, third
• Acrylic: Bill Winn, second; Mary Tredwell, third
• Mixed Medium: Missy Gentile, second; Cynthia Zeiss, third
• Watercolor: Joanne Talbot, second; Brenda Fallon, third
• Photography: Jim Wilson, second; Clyde Lohere, third

The winning pieces can be found at (www.sobagallery.com).

The Society of Bluffton Artists is the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a non-profit art organization, SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. Please visit (www.sobagallery.com) for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843/757-6586.

SC Artist Lee Malerich Wins Art Award in Galesburg, IL

March 18, 2019

On Mar. 8, 2019, over 200 people attended the opening reception for the “53rd GALEX Competition & Exhibition” at the Galesburg Civic Art Center. Local SC artist, Lee Malerich of Neeses, SC, was among 74 artists chosen for her wood sculpture, “Dreamgirl”, from a field of 255 artists. Malerich was also given the Rob Reed Memorial Sculpture Award – just one of six prizes available. This exhibition is sponsored by First Mid Bank & Trust and will be on display through Apr. 6, 2019 in the Joanne R. Goudie Gallery.


Dreamgirl by Lee Malerich

“GALEX” is an annual national juried exhibition that is one of the longest continuously running competition and exhibitions in the country. Expanded nationally in 1967, it has been a mainstay for the Art Center’s exhibition calendar. This year, 74 artists from 22 states were selected to participate, submitting 75 individual pieces of art that represents a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, collage, photography and sculpture.

The Juror, Harlow Blum, professor emeritus of art at Monmouth College (1959-1999) awarded over $2,500 in prizes. He has continued to create collage paintings from his studio in Monmouth. Harlow B. Blum received his BFA (Painting) from the University of Illinois (1956), MA (Painting) Michigan State University (1959), and MFA (Printmaking) Syracuse University (1966).

“GALEX” and other programs of the Art Center are sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency which receives support from the State of Illinois and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Galesburg Civic Art Center is located at 114 E. Main St. in Galesburg, IL. Art Center hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:30am to 4:30pm and Saturday 10:30am to 3pm. Admission is free.

For more information about exhibitions, workshops and events, please contact the Art Center at 309/342-7415 or visit (www.galesburgarts.org).

Arts Council of Carteret County in Morehead City, NC, Announce Winners of the 2019 “Art From The Heart” Exhibit and Competition

March 5, 2019

On Feb. 22, 2019, the Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) awarded Awards of Excellence and Honorable Mention in both photography and non-photography art at the Artist’s Reception and Awards Event of the 2019 “Art From The Heart” Exhibit and Competition. Judge Eric McRay had made his decisions earlier in the week from 424 pieces of original artwork submitted by 177 artists to the show, on view in Morehead City, NC.

This year ACCC awarded $6,800 to artists recognized for excellence by Art From The Heart judge, professional artist, art educator and studio owner Eric McRay from Raleigh, NC. Judge McRay filmed a blog entry and posted online.

The Award Winners:

Photography Awards of Excellence: Ryan Adrick, Graham Hunt, Jeanne Julian, Beth Kohutek, Sally Lumpkin, Jody Merritt, Michelle Montgomery, Mary Thomason, and Bill Ward.

Photography Honorable Mentions: Karen Doody, Charles Lee, Carol Saylor, Neva Scheve, and Molly Williams.

Non-Photography Awards of Excellence, All Media Including Mixed Media and Three Dimensional Creations: Julie Aycock, Marsha Deane, Michelle J. Fairchild, Maureen Garner, Lynn Golitz, Angel Hopkins, Janet Jaworski, Georgia Mason, Georgia Minnnich, Verena Murvin, Peggy Poe, Gretchen Seibel, Heather Sink, David Slyck, Jody Stouffer, Steve Underwood, Amy Voorhees, Chris Wagner, Vicky White, and Eileen Williams.

Non-Photography Honorable Mentions, All Media Including Mixed Media and Three Dimensional Creations: Anne B. Bell, Tim Bradford, J. Ipock, Annie Kinney, Roxanne Kitty, Lorraine McElroy, Stephen Moore, Bill Sketow, and Jason Smith.

The AFTH gallery is open seven days a week and admission is free. Gallery hours can be found at the Arts Council’s website at (www.artscouncilcarteret.org).

For further info e-mail to (artscouncilcarteret@gmail.com) or visit (www.artscouncilcarteret.org).

41st Annual “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” Award Recipients Announced in Manteo, NC

February 15, 2019

Over a hundred people gathered at Dare County Arts Council on Saturday, January 26 for the 41st “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” opening reception in Manteo, NC. This year’s “Frank Stick Show” is dedicated to the late Glenn Eure recognizing his contributions to the arts on the Outer Banks and beyond.

Glenn’s wife Pat Eure, who is an author, poet, curator, archivist and gallery owner, carefully selected the following award recipients from 103 entries:


Eure Best In Show- James Melvin’s “The Glenn Eure Experience” (oil/collage). Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements.

Eure Best In Show: James Melvin “The Glenn Eure Experience” (oil/collage)

Excellence Awards: Rick Tupper “Early Evening Fireflies” (acrylic), James Perry “Epic Sunrise” (mixed media), Mary Ann Remer “From The Mountains To The Sea 1” (hand-colored collograph), and Michael Halminski “Tribute in KC” (photography)

Honorable Mentions: Carolina Coto “Small Town Girl” (acrylic), Mike Bennett “Moon Bath” (acrylic), and Jim Bumpass “Large Urn” (turned wood)

People’s Choice Award: Taylor Williams “Sandy Wave” (oil)

“I think the entries in this year’s “Frank Stick Show” are extraordinary and it’s good to see such a variety of approaches,” said Pat Eure. “I used three criteria when judging the show. The first was originality- something conceived in the creative mind and explored in the chosen medium, so that the work invited me into its world, had meaning for me as an observer. The second was technical proficiency. And, of course, I tried to understand what Glenn Eure might see in the work. I hope that he was somewhere around when I was selecting the pieces, influencing me. I know, because he has actually done it in judging, Glenn Eure would have wanted a blue ribbon beside each piece in the show. He loved art and the artist in each of us- so in spirit each creation presented at this show is a winner. To the artists represented in this exhibition, I am sure he would say “Eure Great!”

Nags Head artist James Melvin won the 2019 Eure Best In Show award. “The Glenn Eure Experience” was exciting to create and gave me an opportunity to reflect on the super creative work and extraordinary life of my wonderful friend, Glenn Eure,” said James Melvin. “He had such a big and generous heart and was the essence of love. I am humbled that my entry was chosen to receive this honorable award. I am also looking forward to my solo exhibit at Dare County Arts Council in March.”

22 year-old Outer Banks artist Taylor Williams received an overwhelming number of votes for the 2019 People’s Choice award. “I am so grateful that so many people noticed my painting and voted for it for the People’s Choice award,” said Taylor Williams. “Receiving so much support made me excited and inspired to work on new pieces for my solo show at the Dare County Arts Council in July.”

The annual show is held in memory of Outer Banks preservationist and artist Frank Stick, and is the longest running visual arts exhibit in Dare County.

The “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” will remain on display at the DCAC Gallery through Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

A special thank you to Muse Originals, Down Creek Gallery, Jewelry By Gail, Inc., Tar Heel Trading Company, KDH Cooperative, Michael Halminski Photography, Mama Kwans, The Outer Banks Brewing Station, Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery, Sam & Winston, The Blue Point, and Outer Banks Fiber Guild for sponsoring the show.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

For more information about this show or upcoming Dare County Arts Council events and exhibitions, please call 252/473-5558 or visit (www.DareArts.org).

Award Winners Announced at “CraftHiltonHead2018” Exhibition on Hilton Head Island, SC

January 29, 2019

Fine art craft artists from 24 states competed for cash prizes at “CraftHiltonHead2018”. This national, juried craft exhibition showcases over 100 two and three dimensional high-quality craftworks from over 60 featured artists at Art League Gallery of the Art League of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island, SC.

The award winners were announced at the Awards Reception on Dec. 5, 2018. The winning selections were chosen by two nationally-recognized jurors, Linda Bloom and Patricia Willcox. $4,000 in prizes were awarded.

View the prize winners plus many more one-of-a-kind crafts available for inspired gift-giving. Don’t miss this exclusive presentation on display, and for sale, now through December 29, 2018.

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.

Art League Academy welcomes artists and students in all media at all skill levels, including true beginners. Taught by professional art educators, students can choose from many art classes and workshops that change monthly.

Art League Gallery features local artwork in all media created by more than 170 member artists. All artwork on display is for sale and exhibits change every month. Located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, next to the box office. Art League Gallery now open every day, Mon. – Sat., 10am – 4pm & Sun., 12 – 4pm plus 90 minutes prior to all Arts Center Performances.

“Inspiring visual arts for our community and its visitors through exhibitions, education and partnerships” is Art League of Hilton Head’s mission.

Artwork Examples:

First Place – $1500 Prize – “Redemption”, Acrylic, Oil, Wood, Iron, Metal Leaf by Aldo Muzzarelli from South Carolina

Second Place – $1000 Prize – “Vertural Humanity”, Ceramic by David Zahn from Illinois

Third Place – $600 Prize – “A Friend of Lucian”, Wood, Acrylic Paint by James Harney from Illinois

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “The Seven Bases”, Ceramic, Wood by Yelitza Diaz from South Carolina

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Viking”, Terra Cotta by Sheri Farbstein from South Carolina

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Persian Garden”, Fiber by Ron Hodge from South Carolina

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Carbon Copy”, Paper Mache’, Paper Coil by Flavia Lovatelli from South Carolina

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Dreamcatcher”, Silver, Copper, Agate, Labradorite, Sandstone, Wood by Kelly Noonan from Texas

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Pelican Teapot”, Pewter, Silver by Bill Price from Tennessee

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Nature’s Mood”, Wood, Metal, Fiber, Cloth by Joan Siem from Texas

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Shiva”, Tulip Poplar by Hutch Traver from North Carolina

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Ascending from Earth to Sky”, Mixed Media by Maxine Uttal from South Carolina

For further information call 843/681-5060 or visit (www.artleaguehhi.org).

Award Winners Announced at “CraftHiltonHead2018” Exhibition on Hilton Head Island, SC

December 10, 2018

Fine art craft artists from 24 states competed for cash prizes at “CraftHiltonHead2018”. This national, juried craft exhibition showcases over 100 two and three dimensional high-quality craftworks from over 60 featured artists at Art League Gallery.

The award winners were announced at the Awards Reception on Dec. 5, 2018. The winning selections were chosen by two nationally-recognized jurors, Linda Bloom and Patricia Willcox. $4,000 in prizes were awarded.

View the prize winners plus many more one-of-a-kind crafts available for inspired gift-giving. Don’t miss this exclusive presentation on display, and for sale, now through December 29, 2018.

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.

Art League Academy welcomes artists and students in all media at all skill levels, including true beginners. Taught by professional art educators, students can choose from many art classes and workshops that change monthly.

Art League Gallery features local artwork in all media created by more than 170 member artists. All artwork on display is for sale and exhibits change every month. Located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, next to the box office. Art League Gallery now open every day, Mon. – Sat., 10am – 4pm & Sun., 12 – 4pm plus 90 minutes prior to all Arts Center Performances.

“Inspiring visual arts for our community and its visitors through exhibitions, education and partnerships” is Art League of Hilton Head’s mission.

Artwork Examples:


Work by Aldo Muzzarelli

First Place – $1500 Prize – “Redemption”, Acrylic, Oil, Wood, Iron, Metal Leaf by Aldo Muzzarelli from South Carolina

Second Place – $1000 Prize – “Vertural Humanity”, Ceramic by David Zahn from Illinois

Third Place – $600 Prize – “A Friend of Lucian”, Wood, Acrylic Paint by James Harney from Illinois

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “The Seven Bases”, Ceramic, Wood by Yelitza Diaz from South Carolina

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Viking”, Terra Cotta by Sheri Farbstein from South Carolina

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Persian Garden”, Fiber by Ron Hodge from South Carolina

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Carbon Copy”, Paper Mache’, Paper Coil by Flavia Lovatelli from South Carolina

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Dreamcatcher”, Silver, Copper, Agate, Labradorite, Sandstone, Wood by Kelly Noonan from Texas

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Pelican Teapot”, Pewter, Silver by Bill Price from Tennessee

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Nature’s Mood”, Wood, Metal, Fiber, Cloth by Joan Siem from Texas

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Shiva”, Tulip Poplar by Hutch Traver from North Carolina

Honorable Mention – $100 Prize – “Ascending from Earth to Sky”, Mixed Media by Maxine Uttal from South Carolina

For further information call 843/681-5060 or visit (www.artleaguehhi.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Winners of “York County High Schools Art Show”

December 7, 2018

The Arts Council of York County hosted the opening reception for “Vernon Grant’s A Christmas Wish” and the “York County High Schools Art Show” at the Center for the Arts, in Rock Hill, SC, on Nov. 29, 2018. During the reception, the winners of the “York County High Schools Art Show” were announced. This year, 18 art teachers from 7 York County high schools, representing 3 districts, selected 91 works by 87 students for exhibition. The students’ work will be on display in the Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Gallery through Dec. 30, 2018.

The following students received awards sponsored by the Yorkville Artists’ Guild for their artwork:


Work by Cheyenne Shoffner

Best of Show – “Glass” by Cheyenne Shoffner of York Comprehensive High School – Teacher: Leslie Templeton

First Place – “Perfume Bottle and Jar of Marbles” by Sonya Long of Northwestern High School – Teacher: Kimberly Grant

Second Place – “Midnight” by Abigail Ketner of Nation Ford High School – Teacher: Alicia Cobler

Third Place – “Scream” by Cheyenne Shoffner of York Comprehensive High School – Teacher: Leslie Templeton

Honorable Mention – “Thirst” by Mia Collins of Rock Hill High School – Teacher: Tina Vincent

Honorable Mention – “Jazz” by Meghan Gillikin of Clover High School – Teacher: LuAnne Lovelace

Honorable Mention – “No Pain, No Gain” by Piper Grant of Northwestern High School – Teacher: Sandy Queen

Honorable Mention – “Dumbo” by Raquel Lopez of Rock Hill High School – Teacher: Kim Cash

Honorable Mention – “Marie Antoinette” by Paxton Pliska of Fort Mill High School – Teacher: Jessica Calloway

Jack Bolin of the Yorkville Artists’ Guild, and Dr. Bradley Sabelli of the Catawba River Art Guild served as jurors for the show. The “York County High School Art Exhibit” is coordinated by the Arts Council of York County and the Catawba River Art Guild, and is sponsored by the Yorkville Artists’ Guild.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County by calling 803/328-2787, e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit our webpage at (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Janet B. Sessoms Earns Best In Show at “Farm to Table” Art Show at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC

November 6, 2018

Janet B. Sessoms has won the Best In Show award at the “Farm to Table” art show being held at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC. The show includes over 80 paintings and more than 100 three-dimensional pieces in wood, glass and clay, all which support or depict the Farm to Table theme. Sessoms’ winning entry is “Island Tractor,” an 11- x 14-inch (unframed size) oil painting.


Janet B. Sessoms earned Best In Show for her oil painting “Island Tractor” (top, far left). Shown are, L-R, Sessoms and gallery owner Ginny Lassiter.

Sessoms received her Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is a member of Wilmington Art Association and Women Painters of the Southeast. Her work has been featured on the cover of “Art Guide” magazine, “Wrightsville Beach” magazine and “Cape Fear Living” magazine among others.

The “Farm to Table” exhibit opened Nov. 2 and will run through Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Ballots are available for gallery visitors to vote for their favorites. A People’s Choice award will be announced after ballots have been counted on Dec. 1.

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, art glass, fabric art, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewelry. There are two onsite kilns and four wheels used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. There are realistic and abstract art classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known artists. During select months, the gallery hosts Coffee With the Authors, a series of presentations by local and regional authors.

The gallery address is: 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467. Hours are Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm. For more information, call 910/575-5999 or visit the website at (www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com). Daily updates are available on Facebook.

Arts Council of Henderson County, NC, Announces Awards for “15th annual Bring Us Your Best Art Exhibition”

September 30, 2018

The Arts Council of Henderson County has announced the winning artists for its current exhibition, “Bring Us Your Best XV”. Winners were announced at the opening reception for the exhibition on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. “Bring Us Your Best XV” was on display in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC Building on the Blue Ridge Community College campus through Friday, Sept. 17, 2018.

The awards were announced by Arts Council Board Chair, Pat McAfee, and presented by Joan Jackson, who represents the Wax Family Memorial Funds, a sponsor of the awards. The following artists received awards:

1st Place/2-dimensional – Hamed Mahmoodi, “Veil in Glass”
1st Place/3-dimensional – Bonnie Joy Bardos, “Gaia: Mother Earth”
1st Place/Photography – Phyllis Peterson, “A Drink of Blue”
1st Place/Fine Craft – Holland Van Gores, “Accent”
2nd Place/2-dimensional – Barb Zimmerman, “Enchanted Woods”
2nd Place/3-dimensional – Janet Hickey, “Santos of the Repurposed Book”
2nd Place/Photography – Walter Arnold, “So Little Time”
2nd Place/Fine Craft – David Adler, “Diamond Ball”
3rd Place/2-dimensional – Jill Hsieh, “Woman in a Scarf”
3rd Place/3-dimensional – Ed Foster, “Waiting”
3rd Place/Photography – Ken Weaver, “How to Run a Train”
3rd Place/Fine Craft – Karen-Eve Bayne, “Umbrella Magnolia”

First place winners received $250, 2nd place winners received $150, and 3rd place winners received $100.

In addition to the above awards, Jan Partin, President of the Board of Directors for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, presented a special award of $250 to Catherine Langsdorf for her painting titled “You are not Alone.” This “One Planet, One World” award was selected based on how well the artwork is representative of a world community recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all beings, the oneness and interdependence of all life. The award is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville.

The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing Shop awarded ten Honorable Mention awards. $25 gift cards for the Starving Artist Shop were awarded to the following artists: Suzanne Ball, Karen Eve Bayne, Lucy Clark (fine craft), Lucy Clark (photography), Maureen Chapman, Tina Duncan, Two Silversmiths – Jerry & Linda Hunter, Al Junek, Claire DeLong Taylor, and Cynthia Wilson.

Henderson County photographer, Walter Arnold, and John Patrick McAfee, author, sponsored the “Artist’s Choice” award, which was selected and announced during the opening reception. Artists who have artwork in the exhibit voted for their choice to win the Artist’s Choice award at opening reception. Connie Poulnot won the $300 cash prize for her oil painting titled “Memories.”

The People’s Choice Award, based on the votes of all gallery visitors, has yet to be awarded. The winner will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist Fine Art Supply & Custom Framing Shop, and will be announced after the last day of the exhibition, Sept. 17, 2018. The public is invited to visit the exhibition and cast their ballots for the People’s Choice Award.

For more information contact the Arts Council of Henderson County at 828/693-8504 or (acofhc@bellsouth.net). Visit our website at (www.acofhc.org).

In addition to The Wax Family Memorial Funds, “Bring Us Your Best XV” is also sponsored by The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing Shop, the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville.

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for, and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its office is located at 401 N. Main Street, 3rd floor Hendersonville, NC 28792 (entrance on Fourth Avenue West).

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; several funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County Government, and Henderson County Travel and Tourism.