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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.

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Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Announces Call for Artists for 14th annual “Bring Us Your Best Art Exhibition” – Deadline Aug. 1, 2017

June 29, 2017

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville NC, is making a call for artists to enter ‘Bring Us Your Best XIV”, an all media visual art exhibition, which will open with an awards reception on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, from 5-7pm. Regional visual artists from across the spectrum, from part-time hobbyists to full-time professionals, are called to enter their work in “Bring Us Your Best”, now in its fourteenth year. The popular exhibition will be cohosted by Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC building. Entries will be received on Monday, July 31, and Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 10am to 4pm. No late entries will be allowed. There are no geographic restrictions for entrants.

A juried and judged competition, “Bring Us Your Best XIV” offers more than $3,000 in cash prizes and gift certificates. First, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded in each of four categories: two-dimensional work, three-dimensional work, fine craft, and photography. In addition, the Artist’s Choice Award of $300 will be announced during the opening reception; this award is being presented by two sponsoring artists, Walter Arnold and John Patrick McAfee, and will be selected by the artists who have work in the show.

The winner of the One Planet, One World award sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville will be announced at the opening reception. The $250 cash prize will be awarded to the artist whose work best represents a world community recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all beings; and the oneness and interdependence of all life.

All gallery visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favorite piece in the show, and the “People’s Choice” award winner will be announced at the end of the show. Sponsored by The Starving Artist Art Supply and Framing Shop, the winning artist will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist.

“Bring Us Your Best XIV” will be on display weekdays from 10am to 4pm from Monday, Aug. 7 – 18. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public, and accessible to all. All artwork is for sale during the reception and during the course of the exhibition.

Artists can find the prospectus with information for entering the show by contacting the Arts Council at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or call 828/693-8504. The prospectus and more information are also available at (www.acofhc.org).

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

For more information please contact the Arts Council at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or 828/693-8504.

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 North Main St., 3rd floor, Hendersonville, NC 28792. (Entrance is 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; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.

Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Announces Winners of “Bring Us Your Best XIII”

August 22, 2016

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The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, has announced the winning artists for its current exhibition, “Bring Us Your Best XIII”. Winners were announced at the opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. “Bring Us Your Best XIII” is on display in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC Building on the Blue Ridge Community College campus through Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.

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Work by David Simchock

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

1st Place/2-dimensional  – Barbara Zimmerman “Seasonal Reflections”

1st Place/3-dimensional – Thomas Crothers “Miss Muffet’s Last Sit”

1st Place/Photography – David Simchock “Barcelona Façade”

1st Place/Fine Craft – Holland Van Gores, “Voice of the Trees”

2nd Place/2-dimensional  – Gary Cooley, “Theo”

2nd Place/3-dimensional – Bobbie Polizzi, “She had the Weirdest Dream that she had Run Away and Joined the Circus”

2nd Place/Photography – Ken Weaver, “Glass and Water”

2nd Place/Fine Craft – Didi Salvatierra, “Hip, Hip, Hoya!”

3rd Place/2-dimensional  – Megan Richard, “Smokey Mountain Midnight”

3rd Place/3-dimensional – Janet Leazenby, “Rabbit”

3rd Place/Photography – Walter Arnold, “Screenwriters”

3rd Place/Fine Craft – Thomas Crothers, “Music Stand”

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

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Works by Holland Van Gores

In addition to the above awards, Joe Criscione, President of the Board of Directors for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, presented a special award of $250 to Susan M. Hopps for her watercolor painting entitled “Communication.” 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.

Ten Honorable Mention awards, $25 Gift Certificates for The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing Shop, were awarded to the following: David Adler, Terry Ashley, Lucy Clark, Samuel Dillon, Beverly Kies, Rob McKelvy, Ken Peterson, David Simchock, Diane Southen, and David Voorhees.

Henderson County artists Walter Arnold and Brian Shope sponsored an “Artist’s Choice” award. After participating artists voted for their favorite piece in the show just before the opening reception, ballots were tabulated, and Gary Cooley took home the $300 cash prize for his oil painting entitled “Theo.”

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 on the last day of the exhibition. The public is invited to visit the exhibition and cast their ballots.

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, and Saturday, 1-4pm.  All artwork is for sale during this exhibition which is free and open to the public.

For more information contact the Arts Council of Henderson County at 828/693-8504 or visit (www.acofhc.org).

In addition to The Wax Family Memorial Funds, “Bring Us Your Best XIII” 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 Ave. W.),

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.

Arts Council of Henderson County in NC Calls for Entries for “13th annual Bring Us Your Best” – Deadline Aug. 4, 2016???

July 18, 2016

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The opening reception and awards ceremony for the “13th annual Bring Us Your Best” art exhibition will be held Friday, Aug. 5, 2016,  from 5-7pm. This all-media visual art exhibition will be on display through Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC building at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

First ($250), second ($150), and third ($100) place awards will be presented in four categories:  2-dimensional art, 3-dimensional art, fine craft, and photography. In addition, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville is sponsoring and selecting the “One Planet, One World” award.  The winning artwork will be the best representation of a world community recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all beings, and the oneness and interdependence of all life.

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“Spectator Sport”, by Bobbie Polizzi, 2015 1st Place, 3D winner

For a fourth year, an Artist’s Choice award will be sponsored and presented by two artist patrons. This award is selected by all artists who have work in the show. The Artist’s Choice award winner will be announced at the opening, and will receive a $300 cash prize.

The Starving Artist Art Supply and Custom Framing Shop is sponsoring the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, the last day of the exhibition. This award winner will be determined by the votes of all gallery visitors who will be encouraged to cast votes for their favorite piece in the show, and will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist. Ten Honorable Mention awardees will receive $25 gift certificates from The Starving Artist at the reception.

All artwork displayed at “Bring us Your Best” is for sale. Regular gallery hours for “Bring Us Your Best XIII” will be 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday, and 1pm to 4pm on Saturdays. A prospectus for the show is available on the Arts Council’s website at (www.acofhc.org).

The exhibition is sponsored by The Wax Family Memorial Funds, the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, The Starving Artist Fine Art Supply and Custom Framing Shop, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville.

For more information please contact The Arts Council by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or call 828/693-8504. The web address is (www.acofhc.org).

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 North Main St., Ste. 302, 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; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Calls for Artists to Bring Their Best – Deadline Aug. 11, 2015

July 6, 2015

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The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, is making a call for artists to enter “Bring Us Your Best XII”, an all media visual art exhibition, which will open with an awards reception on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, from 5-7pm. Regional visual artists from across the spectrum, from part-time hobbyists to full-time professionals, are called to enter their work in “Bring Us Your Best”, now in its twelfth year.

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“Red Pony,” clay sculpture by Christine Kosiba, won 1st place in fine craft category in 2014.

The popular exhibition will be hosted by Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC, in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC building. Entries will be received on Monday, Aug. 10, and Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015,from 10am to 4pm. No late entries will be allowed. There are no geographic restrictions for entrants.

A juried and judged competition, Bring Us Your Best XII offers more than $3,000 in cash prizes and gift certificates.  First, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded in each of four categories:  two-dimensional work, three-dimensional work, fine craft, and photography. In addition, the Artist’s Choice Award of $300 will be announced during the opening reception; this award is being presented by two sponsoring artists, and will be selected by the artists who have work in the show.

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“Morning in Patterson, NY” pastel by Christine Mariotti, won 1st place in 2-Dimensional category in 2014.

The winner of the One Planet, One World award will be announced at the opening reception. Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, the $250 cash prize will be awarded to the artist whose work best represents a world community recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all beings; and the oneness and interdependence of all life.

All gallery visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favorite piece in the show, and the “People’s Choice” award winner will be announced at the end of the show. The winning artist will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist Art Supply and Framing Shop.

“Bring Us Your Best XII” will be on display from Monday, August 17, through Friday, August 28, 10am-4pm weekdays. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public, and accessible to all. All artwork is for sale during the exhibition.

Artists can find the prospectus with information for entering the show at (www.acofhc.org), or by contacting the Arts Council at by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or calling 828/693-8504.

“Bring Us Your Best XII” is sponsored in part by the Wax Family Memorial Funds, the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing, 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 North Main St., 3rd floor, Hendersonville, NC 28792. (Entrance is on Fourth Avenue West.)

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Announces Winners of “Bring Us Your Best” Exhibit

August 30, 2013

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The Arts Council of Henderson County, based in Hendersonville, NC, has announced the winning artists for its current exhibition, the tenth annual “Bring Us Your Best”, which is now on exhibit through August 30.  Winners were announced at the opening reception for the exhibition which is on display in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC Building on the Blue Ridge Community College Campus.

The awards were announced by Arts Council Board member Francis Cullinan. Joan Jackson, representing the Wax Family Memorial Funds, long-time sponsor of the exhibition, presented the awards to the following winning artists:

1st Place/2-dimensional  ($250) – Michael Alonzo, “Home Port”
1st Place/3-dimensional ($250) – John Arnold, “Attractions”
1st Place/Photography  ($250) – Aden Troyer, “Cap & Hat”
1st Place/Fine Craft ($250) – Bart Vinsh, “Thunder Dome”
2nd Place/2-dimensional  ($150) – Kimberly Walton, “Sea of Death”
2nd Place/3-dimensional ($150) – Brian Shope, “Top of the Top”
2nd Place/Photography ($150) – Walter Arnold, “The Ruin of Harlots Hall”
2nd Place/Fine Craft ($150) – Molly Sharp, “2-sided African Shield Pendant”
3rd Place/2-dimensional  ($100) – Al Junek, “Loosely Tethered”
3rd Place/3-dimensional ($100) – Bennie Santistevan, “Come Dance with Me”
3rd Place/Photography ($100) – Cathy Hennessey, “Flying Away”
3rd Place/Fine Craft ($100) – Rita deMaintenon, “Surrender to the Irish”

In addition to the above awards, Barbara Eck and Harry Wozniak, of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, presented a special award of $250 to Stephen Janton for his oil painting entitled “Dans La Lumiere (Into the Light).” The One Planet, One World award acknowledges the artist whose artwork best represents a respect for the interdependence of all existence, a tenet central to the Unitarian Universalist world view.

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Oil painting by Stephen Janton, winner of the One Planet, One World award sponsored and presented by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville.

Ten Honorable Mention awards, $25 Gift Certificates for The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing, were awarded to the following: John Anderson, Bonnie Bardos, Susan Douglas, Mark Haines, Toni G. Marie, John Orolin, Kenneth D. Peterson, Chris Ray, Maxine Tatreau, and David Voorhees.

The People’s Choice Award, based on the votes of gallery visitors, has yet to be awarded. The winner will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist Fine Art Supply & Custom Framing and will be announced on the last day of the exhibition, August 30th.

Gallery hours are Monday- Friday, 10:00 – 4:00 pm.  The exhibition is free and open to the public. All artwork is for sale.

 In addition to The Wax Family Memorial Funds, “Bring Us Your Best X” is also sponsored by the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund, and The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing.

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 Ave. W.),

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

For more information contact The Arts Council of Henderson County at 828/693-8504, e-mail to (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or visit (www.acofhc.org).

Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Announces Call for Artists for Tenth Annual “BRING US YOUR BEST” – Deadline Aug. 6, 2013

July 8, 2013

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The Arts Council of Henderson County, based in Hendersonville, NC, is making a call for artists to enter “Bring Us Your Best X”, an all media visual art exhibition, which will open with an awards reception on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, from 5-7pm. Regional visual artists from across the spectrum, from part-time hobbyists to full-time professionals, are called to enter their work in “Bring Us Your Best,” now in its tenth year. The popular exhibition will again be hosted by Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC, in the Conference Hall of the Technology Education & Development Center. Entries will be received on Monday, Aug. 5, and Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 10am to 4pm. No late entries will be allowed. There are no geographic restrictions for entrants.

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“Calabash Bowls – Burkina Faso,” oil painting by Beatrice Niemann, 3rd Place 2-D Category, and 2012 People’s Choice Award

A juried and judged competition, “Bring Us Your Best X” offers $2,000 in cash awards in addition to $500 in gift certificates from Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing. First, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded in each of four categories:  two-dimensional work, three-dimensional work, fine craft, and photography. All gallery visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favorite piece in the show, and the “People’s Choice” award winner will be announced on the final day of the show. The winning artist will receive a $250 Starving Artist gift certificate.

The exhibition will be on display from Thursday, Aug. 15 – 30, 2013, 10am-4pm weekdays. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public, and handicapped accessible. All artwork will be priced for sale during the exhibit.

Artists can find the prospectus with information for entering the show at (www.acofhc.org), or by contacting the Arts Council by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or call 828/693-8504.

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“At Odds,” by Walter Arnold, 1st Place Photography Category, 2012

“Bring Us Your Best X” is sponsored by The Wax Family Memorial Funds, Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund, and Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing.

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 North Main St., 3rd floor, Hendersonville, NC 28792. (Entrance is on Fourth Avenue West.) The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, and the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.

Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Announces Winners of “Bring Us Your Best” Exhibit

September 4, 2012

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, has announced the winning artists for its exhibition, the ninth annual “Bring Us Your Best,” which was on view through Sept. 1, 2012. Winners were announced at the opening reception for the exhibition being held in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC Building on the Blue Ridge Community College Campus.

The awards were announced at the Aug. 10, 2012, opening reception by Arts Council Board member Francis Cullinan. Rita Wax, executor of one of the exhibition’s major sponsors, the Ira Wax and Lynne Wax Memorial Fund, presented the awards to the winning artists.


Photo by Walter Arnold, 1st Place Photography

The winners were:
1st Place/2-dimensional  ($250) – Sam Dillon, “The Busker”
1st Place/3-dimensional ($250) – Janet Orselli, “Sole Seat”
1st Place/Photography  ($250) – Walter Arnold, “At Odds”
1st Place/Fine Craft ($250) – Thomas Crothers, “Console Table”
2nd Place/2-dimensional  ($150) – Daniel Smith, “Slug Bug Blue”
2nd Place/3-dimensional ($150) – Preston Tolbert, “Fingerprint Jar”
2nd Place/Photography ($150) – Dave Allen, “Touched by Grace”
2nd Place/Fine Craft ($150) – Brian Shope, “Handcarved Walnut Burl”
3rd Place/2-dimensional  ($100) – Beatrice Niemann, “Calabash Bowls”
3rd Place/3-dimensional ($100) – Bonnie Joy Bardos, “Goddess Fragment Series”
3rd Place/Photography ($100) – John F. Orolin, “Sprig on Peeling Paint”
3rd Place/Fine Craft ($100) – Susan Barrett, “Marble”

In addition to the above awards, Bill Elder and Harry Wozniak, of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, presented a special award of $250 to Dave Allen for his photograph “Touched by Grace.” This award acknowledged the artist whose artwork best represents a respect for the environment, and the interdependence of all existence, tenets central to the Unitarian Universalist world view.

Ten Honorable Mention awards, $25 Gift Certificates for The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing, were awarded to the following: Mike Alonzo, Kristalyn Bunyan, Eileen O’Dwyer Ciampi, William Imhof, Maggie and Freeman Jones, Susan Kuban, Joseph Meigs, Clare Sahling, Barbara Sammons, and Sarah Sneeden.

The People’s Choice Award, based on the votes of gallery visitors, has yet to be awarded. The winner will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist Fine Art Supply & Custom Framing and will be announced on the last day of the exhibition, Sept. 1.

In addition to The Ira Wax and Lynne Wax Memorial Fund, Bring Us Your Best IX is also sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund, and The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing.

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 (entrance on Fourth Ave. W.), Hendersonville, NC 28792

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

For more information contact The Arts Council of Henderson County at 828/693-8504 or e-mail to (acofhc@bellsouth.net).  Visit us at (www.acofhc.org).

 

 

 

Arts Council of Henderson County Announces Call for Entries for Annual Open Exhibition – Deadline Aug. 3, 2012

June 29, 2012

The Arts Council of Henderson County announces a call for entries for the ninth annual Bring Us Your Best, an all media visual art exhibition. The exhibit will be opening with an awards reception on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, from 5-7pm. Visual artists from across the spectrum, from part-time hobbyists to full-time professionals, are called to enter their work in Bring Us Your Best IX.

This popular show has grown considerably since its inception in 2004, now drawing artists from throughout western North Carolina, upper South Carolina, and eastern Tennessee. The exhibition will again be hosted by Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive in Flat Rock, NC, in the Conference Hall of the Technology Education & Development Center. The show will run from Wednesday, Aug. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 1, 10am-4pm weekdays, 1pm-3pm on Saturdays.


2011 Photography Category Award Winner “Summer Breeze,” by Barbara Sammons

A juried and judged competition, Bring Us Your Best IX will offer greater prize monies than ever before. First, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded in each of four categories:  two-dimensional work, three-dimensional work, fine craft, and photography. A “One Planet, One World” prize will be selected by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville and awarded to the artwork that best exemplifies respect for our interdependent web of all existence of which we are all a part. In addition a “People’s Choice” award will be selected from the votes of gallery visitors. This award will be announced on the final day of the show, and will be presented in the form of a $250 gift certificate by, and for, The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing.

Deliver entries to BRCC Conference Hall within TEDC Building, Thursday, August 2 and Friday, August 3, 10am – 4pm each day.

Artists can find the prospectus with additional information at (www.acofhc.org), or by contacting the Arts Council by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or call 828/693-8504.

“Last year, this event was a huge success in numerous ways. Based on the quality and diversity of the past artwork submitted, I anticipate that we will once again witness record participation and attendance,” said John Flinchum, Arts Council Board President.

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public, and handicapped accessible. All artwork will be priced for sale during the exhibit.

Bring Us Your Best IX is sponsored by The Ira Wax and Lynne Wax Memorial Funds, which has underwritten the show for several years.  Additional support is provided by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville and The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing.

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

For more information please contact The Arts Council by e-mail at (acofhc@bellsouth.net) or call 828/693-8504. The web address is (www.acofhc.org).

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, is Calling for Entries for ” Bring Us Your Best VIII”

April 9, 2011

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, announces a call for artists for the eighth annual Bring Us Your Best exhibition. Bring Us Your Best VIII will be hosted by Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive in Flat Rock, NC, and will be presented in the Technology Education & Development Center. Dates are Aug. 19 – Sept. 3, 2011.

Total awards have increased to $1,750 and include: Best of Show ($500), four 1st Place ($150 each), and four 2nd Place ($75 each). New this year is the People’s Choice Award ($350), which will be determined by the votes of gallery visitors.

Bring Us Your Best is a juried and judged show that is popular with professional artists, hobbyists and student artists from throughout the Southern Highlands region.  The show is open to original works of art in any media.  The fee for each submission is $25. Arts Council members can submit their first entry for free and subsequent entries at $15 each. Artists can find additional information and application at (www.acofhc.org), or contact the Arts Council at 828/693-8504 or e-mail to (info@acofhc.org).

This show has grown considerably, both in quality and regional draw, since the first small show in 2004,” said Patty Smyers, Administrative/Grants Manager at the Arts Council. “Partnering with Blue Ridge Community College will allow Bring Us Your Best to continue to expand.”

The opening reception and awards ceremony is Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, from 5-7pm. Gallery hours are Mon.-Thur., 10:30am-4:30pm, Fri., 10:30am-6:30pm, and Sat., 1-4pm.  The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The People’s Choice winner will be selected after the show closes on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.

Bring Us Your Best VIII is sponsored by The Ira Wax and Lynne Wax Memorial Funds, which has underwritten the show for several years. Additional support is provided by the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund and Times-News.

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 new office is located in the Community Foundation of Henderson County’s suite, 401 North Main Street (Entrance on Fourth Street), Hendersonville, NC 28792.

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, the State of North Carolina, several funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County Government, and the Henderson County Travel and Tourism Bureau.

For more information should contact The Arts Council by e-mail at (info@acofhc.org) or call 828/693-8504.