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May Issue 2007
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC, Presents National Juried Show
The 2007 National Juried Show, sponsored
by the Art League of Hilton Head opens in the Arts Center of Coastal
Carolina's Greer Gallery, located on Hilton Head Island, SC, on
May 4 and continues through May 27, 2007. The show is a Bravo
The National Juried Show brings together some of the finest artwork by established and up-and-coming artists from across the nation and on Hilton Head. Hundreds of artists compete for the opportunity to be a part of this show. The artwork is selected by a nationally renowned artist/juror and only the finest win the opportunity to show their work here. Awards, given only to the best of the best, will be presented on May 4 from 5-7pm. The following day, May 5, there will be a Critic's Luncheon at the Arts Center where juror Dean Mitchell will talk about his criteria in selecting the winners as well as those accepted into the show. (Tickets for the box lunch ($17 per person) can be obtained by calling K. Sonberg at 843/671-3498).
The 2007 "Best of Show" award, was won by Antonio Masi of Garden City, NJ, for his pastel titled, Sunday Morning.
This year 18 Art League of Hilton Head artists were accepted into the show - a tribute to the outstanding quality of artwork produced by our local artists. In addition, two of them won first place awards in their media: Diane Bass for What Happened to the Drinking Fountain and Anne Hakala for her mixed medium painting called Into the Past.
Two local artists took second place in their categories: Sheri Farbstein for a sculpture named Praise, and Marci Tressel for her photograph Two Turtles. And, in third place, Veronica Takacs-Fragman (Mirror Image pastel) and Bob Weissman for his photograph At Marble Point, will receive awards. Jo Dye received an honorable mention for a mixed medium piece, Echo.
The annual juried show provides an opportunity for the public to view and purchase some very exciting artwork done by artists across the country. Furthermore, the Critic's Luncheon is a great event for everyone to learn more about art and what makes it worthy of an award. Juror Dean Mitchell is very articulate in discussing the artwork and its merits. Mitchell says that in his opinion, juried shows should also be a learning experience, both for the artists and the viewers.
It is noteworthy that so many local Art League artists were selected from among the hundreds of national entries. The quality and creativity of our artists stands up to some of the best across the nation, even to the extent of winning significant awards. "The annual juried show always serves as a reminder of the fine art and hugely talented we have on this island," says Terry Brennan, Art League president. "We are privileged to be able to show off the work of these artists throughout the year at our Gallery in Pineland Station. By visiting our gallery and purchasing the work of these artists, not only are you supporting these artists, but further encouraging them to stretch and develop their talents to the fullest. The Art League is extraordinarily proud of the artists who have succeeded in becoming a part of this year's National Juried Show." (A complete list of awards and a list of Art League of Hilton Head artists who were accepted into the show and the awards they have won can be found on the Carolina Arts website - www.carolinaarts.com - under the heading "Juried Shows").
The Art League is pleased to recognize the following sponsors : James Wedgeworth of Charter 1 Realty; Publix Super Markets Charities; The Island Packet; Island Funeral Home and Crematory; Hargray; Morris & Whiteside and Red Piano Galleries; Hilton Head Regional Medical Center and Youth's Friends Association.
The Art League of Hilton Head is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the visual arts through education, exhibitions and partnerships for the cultural enrichment of the community and its visitors. It has been in existence since 1972 and has grown with the community over the years. The Art League is often referred to as "the source for fine art."
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