Results of Past Juried Shows - 2003

The Pickens County Cultural Commission in Pickens, SC, has announced the results of the "Pickens County Museum's 26th Annual Juried Artist's Exhibition", on view at the Pickens County Museum through Dec. 20, 2003. An artist, gallery owner and professor of art in Atlanta, GA, Carl A. Linstrum served as juror for this year's competition. Linstrum has exhibited his paintings, drawing and sculptures regionally, nationally, and internationally over the past ten years and is in many prominent public and private collections. He has been the director and owner of Aliya Gallery in Atlanta, since 1993, representing a broad range of art in a variety of media and styles, from the hands of emerging artists to established artists from across the globe. In addition, Linstrum has been a professor of drawing and design at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta since 2002. Linstrum spent the day of Oct. 13, 2003, looking at, and contemplating 388 works of art representing 150 South Carolina artists. The vast array of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, ceramics, fiber and other mediums made for the difficult task of selecting works for, and eliminating works from, the final show. The impressive final selection of 109 works of art represents 79 individuals currently creating visual art in this state. Speaking about the task of jurying such a competition, Linstrum said, "The process of jurying an exhibition of contemporary fine art is a strange and wonderful thing. One is faced with the challenge of entering into a series of rooms filled with the works of many talented and insightful individuals and selecting a body of work that represents a snapshot of what has been created in a specific time and place." Linstrum continued, "In being presented with all of the submissions for this exhibition and throughout the process of making my selections, I was most impressed with the scope and diversity of the works to choose from. From the most traditional to the highly conceptual, it was refreshing to be faced with the great range being addressed by contemporary artists in South Carolina today. It is a wonderful time to be an artist, knowing that all of these facets of creativity are being practiced to great effect and in harmony. If I had to choose a theme or all-encompassing statement for this exhibition, then it would have to be a celebration of this diversity in this place, and in this time." The awards for this year's competition represent not only a cross section of what is taking place in the visual arts of South Carolina today, but are also a fair representation of the variety of artists actively "at work". Linstrum chose the earthenware work "Large Stoppered Bottle" by Belton's Johnny Nutt as the First Place Award. Second Place was presented to Susan Sorrell of Greenville for her fiber & mixed media piece "Kissing". The Third Place honor went to Walhalla's Travis Linville for the silver gelatin print "Census / Censer". Honorable Mentions were bestowed upon J. Chris Campbell of Greenville for his digital image "Ernie Kovacs" and to Travelers Rest's Greg Patton for his mixed media "Journal". In addition to the above awards, Linstrum asked that a special "Juror's Choice" accolade, denoting artwork of special interest, be presented to Spartanburg's David M. Benson for his mixed media "Birds of a Feather", to Gregg Crume from Seneca for his Venetian glass tile mosaic "Transformation: Shaman to Loon", to Simpsonville's Walter Kerr for his mixed media "Illumination" and to Susan Lenz of Columbia for her mix media altered book "Overland Route: A Creative Travel Journal". Teresa Mills, representing the Peoples National Bank, selected the forged iron "Southern Ladies" along with the Damascus steel, brass & wood "Waterfall", both by Griz Hockwalt of Pickens as the recipient of the Peoples National Bank Purchase Award and will add both of these works to the Peoples National Bank Collection. The Pickens County Museum selected seven works that, within the scope of their mission directive, will be added to the museum's permanent collection. The Pickens County Cultural Commission's Purchase Award honoring Shirley Sarlin was presented to Dale Cochran of Easley for his watercolor "Imagination". Additional Museum Purchase Awards were made to Easley's Steven Chapp for his Intaglio etching print "Shadows at Bend", to Amanda Fowler from Liberty for her color digital output photo "The Plunder Shop", to Six Mile's Ellen Lorene Hudson for her mixed media "Totem Gourd Lizard", to Shannon Keys of Easley for her Temari fiber works "Fire Kiku" & "Celtic Rose" and to Gray Court's B. J. Turner for her oil painting "American Sycamore". In addition to the eighteen works of art singled out for special mention, there are ninety-one more on the walls and pedestals throughout the museum's second floor galleries. No matter where your individual taste in art may lead, you will find some satisfaction in this exhibition. The variety of work represented is a generous reflection of the community of artists presently at work in South Carolina and, indeed, our world. The competition and exhibition were made possible thanks to the kind sponsorships of Pickens County & the Pickens County Cultural Commission, Peoples National Bank, the Nalley Charitable Trust, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, Central Textiles, Inc., First Citizens Bank in Liberty, Greystone Industries, Liberty Family Pharmacy, Meadow Spring Publishing, Palmetto Cleaners, Robinson Funeral Home, Crematorium & Memorial Gardens, Clemson Office of Scott & Stringfellow, Inc., Roger & Susan Benjamin, Seth & Doreen Heimlich in Honor of Don Woody, Dr. & Mrs. J. Hal Jameson, John & Judy Rozelle and Ralph & Shirley Sarlin. For more information call the Museum at 864/898-5963, or e-mail at (picmus@co.pickens.sc.us ).
 
The Spartanburg County Museum of Art in Spartanburg, SC, has announced the winners of the "2nd Biennial Hub City Art Competition and Exhibition". The show will be on exhibit through Dec. 30, 2003. The competition was juried by artist and illustrator Burt Silverman from New York. The awards are as follows: First Place ($2,000) went to Doug Whittle of Spartanburg, SC, for an oil work entitled, "Old Rice Pond"; Second Place ($1,000) went to Stephen Chesley of Columbia, SC, for an oil work entitled, "Slight Wind"; Third Place ($750) went to Christy Green of Hartwell, GA, for a work in egg tempera entitled, "Melissa"; and Fourth Place ($500) went to Lenore Barnett of Hendersonville, NC, for an acrylic work entitled, "Black Bear Trail". Merit Awards of ($200 each) were given to: Michael Fowler of N. Augusta, SC, for a work in oil entitled, "Woods Edge II"; Lynn Greer of Greenville, SC, for a watercolor work entitled, "Determination"; Linda Hyatt Cancel of Laurens, SC, for a work in oil entitled, "I Just Wanted to See the Show", Claire Miller Hopkins of Spartanburg, SC, for a pastel work entitled, "Golden Afternoon"; and Eula La Croix of Hendersonville, NC, for a pastel work entitled, "Life's Toll, #3". Honorable Mentions Awards of ($100 each) were given to: John Shaberts of Simpsonville, SC, for a photograph "Where Poets Dream"; Russell Smith of Spartanburg, SC, for a photograph entitled, "Tobacco Rowed"; and David M. Starzec of Greenville, SC, for a mixed media work entitled, "Easley/Pickens Doodle'. For a complete listing of all works accepted into the show, please check our website at (www.sparklenet.com/museumofart) or by calling the Museum at 864/582-7616 or 864/583-2776.
Artists from all over Caldwell County, NC, participated in the Caldwell Arts Council's "27th Annual Caldwell County Visual Artist Competition". The juror for this year's event was Wendy Outland of Ashville, NC. Over sixty pieces of artworks, including painting, sculpture, pottery, collage, drawings, and drawings make up this exhibit. This year's award winners are: Bernhardt Furniture Company Award went to Scott Kunkle for "Boy In Snow" and the Satie Broyhill Award went to Suzette Bradshaw for "Marge Was Running Late Again". Honorable Mention Awards went to: David Carr for "Tiger Maple Tilt Top Table"; Matthew Strawn for "Winter Sunset"; Andrew Atkins for "Life's Confetti"; and Amanda Chapman for "Sing". Juror's Merit Awards were given to: Virginia Sauer for "At the Fish Hatchery" and Jan Martin for "Years Gone By". The exhibit is sponsored annually by Bernhardt Furniture, LA Properties, and Grand Manor Furniture. Their commitment to the arts in Caldwell County, and to this event, have directly impacted this exhibit and it's maturation in the level of quality and caliber of entries that we now see. For more information call the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486.
 
The Charleston Artist Guild in Charleston, SC, has announced the award winners of the "First Federal's 19th Annual People's Choice Art Exhibition," which was on display at First Federal's main branch office in downtown Charleston from Sept. 30 - Oct. 14, 2003. The exhibit attracted approximately 75 original works from exhibiting members of the Guild. The jurors for the show were Santa Fe, NM, artists Albert Handel and his wife Anita West. The award results were as follows: Best of Show went to Ray Goodbred; First Place went to Monika Ives; Second Place went to Kelly Hazel; and Third Place was given to Stephanie Shuler Hamlet. Honorable Mention Awards were given to: Kevin Metzger, Bob Thames, Isabel Forbes, Jennifer Black, Tami Cardnella and Nancy Pellott. A work by Robert Sweeny was selected for the First Federal Purchase Award. The winner of the People's Choice Award went to Sherry Bevins for "Best Friends". This year's exhibit marked the 50th anniversary of the Charleston Artist Guild. For further info call the Guild at 843/722-2454 or on the web at (www.charlestonartistguild.org).
The Watercolor Society of North Carolina has announced the results of its "58th Annual Juried Exhibition", held at the Bank of the Arts in New Bern, NC, from Sept. 14 - Oct. 24, 2003. The juror for the event was Miles Batt. The award winners were: First Place ($1,250) went to Diane Rodwell for "Brand New Sofa"; Second Place ($850) went to Jeffrey Jakab for "Beach Brothers"; Third Place ($600) went to Rita Fujimagari for "Back Porch"; Fourth Place ($400) was given to Nancy Handlan for "Suspended Pear"; and Fifth Place ($250 Edwin H. Voorhees Memorial Award) went to Richard Staat for "Palace #1". The Wainscott Gallery Framing Award of Merit went to Sarah Mantel for "Deep Purple"; the Everett, Gaskins, Hancock & Stevens, LLP Purchase Award went to Sue Moser Boggs for "Flower Market"; the Timberlake Arts in the Schools Purchase Award went to Barbara Hesketh for "Craven Street"; another Timberlake Arts in the Schools Purchase Award went to Charles Sharpe for "Yellow Truck"; the DaVinci Paint Company Award ($110 Gift Certificate) went to Penny Johnson for "Bedtime Story"; and the St. Cuthberts Mill Award ($100 Merchandise) went to Richard Kaiser for "The Carol S. in Drydock". The Jerry's Artarama Award ($100 Gift Certificate) went to Sue Moser Boggs for "Flower Market"; the Golden Artist Colors Award ( $100 Gift Certificate) went to Karen Van Gamper for "Working Boats at Rest"; the H.K. Holbein Award ($137 Merchandise) went to Mary Kay Holterman for "Exuberance"; the Winsor & Newton Award ($140 Merchandise) was given to Sally Miller for "Garden Wall"; and the Arches Paper Award ($165 Merchandise) went to Dick Wayne for "Dinnertime at Jack's". The Strathmore Paper Award ($200 Merchandise) went to Julia Bates Toone for "Pitcher Plants"; the Daler-Rowney Award ($200 Gift Certificate) went to John Sweemer for "Noon-Time Shadows"; the Cheap Joe's Art Stuff Award ($250 Gift Certificate) went to Susan Rosefielde for "Grandfather Mountain"; the Jack Richeson Award ($300 Gift Certificate) was given to Mariam Pinkerton for "Birds"; the Salis International Award ($462 Merchandise) went to Veronica Samuel for "Fantasy I"; the Hall Fine Art Award ($500 Giclee Prints) was given to Anastasia Carson for "Bowl of Pansies"; and the Colson Art Printing Award ($1,000 Gift Certificate) went to Nancy Meadow Taylor for "Dawn's Celebration". Merit Awards of $100 each were given to: John Parker for "Cyclamen or Cyclawomen?"; Ann Salisbury for "Sabre Dance"; Howard Eberle for "The Buckaroos"; and Cora Mae Pipkin for "Empty Conversations". The Jean Pendergraft "Creative Spirit" Award ($300) went to Michael Dorsey for "The Expense of the Accidental"; the Alice Johnson LaRoque Scott Memorial Award ($300) went to David Stickel for "Enter In"; the Georgia A. Newton Memorial Award ($300) went to Susan Schuhmacher for "Rouge Rocker"; and the Past Presidents Award, 2003 ($425) went to Sally T. Griffin for "Bottled Creativity". For further info and to see images from the exhibition, go to (www.ncwatercolor.org).
 
The 2003 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Juried Art Show took place at Marion Square park in Charleston, SC, from May 23 through June 8, 2003. Over 80 artists from throughout SC maintained art booths for the 17 days of the Spoleto/Piccolo Festival. The juror for awards was Kevin Grogan. The show is coordinated by Billie Sumner and Victoria Platt Ellis. The Top Award Winners from the show were: the City of Charleston Mayor's Purchase Award went to Honor Marks for a painting entitled, Amarillis; First Place went ot John Michiels for a photograph entitled, Drayton Hall #8; Second Place went to Detta Cutting Zimmerman for an oil painting; and Third Place went to J. Michael Kennedy for a painting entitled Peaceful Dreams. Five equal Merit Awards were given to: Fred Jamar, Karen Hewitt Hagan, Darly Knox, Leslie Pratt Thomas, and Kellie Jacobs. Five Honorable Mention Awards were given to: Susan Mayfield West, John W. Jones, Kelly Griffin, Kathrine Dietzel DuTremble, and Tate Nation. For information about next year's show contact Billie Sumner at 843/884-8850 or 843/884-8746.
Charleston Crafts proudly announces the award winners from the two Piccolo Spoleto Fine Craft Shows, held in Charleston SC, May 23-25, and May 30 - June 1, 2003. Awards totaling $5,125 were presented. Wendy Outland, who now manages the Blue Spiral 1 gallery in Asheville, NC, juried the first show. She has an extensive background in visual arts, currating exhibitions, and managed Florida's public art program. Mary A. Jackson, a professional artist in the art of sweetgrass baskets, juried the second show. While maintaining a full time studio in Charleston, she has served on numerous boards of professional art organizations as well as being a juror for many art shows, including the American Craft Council Shows. Jackson's achievements in basket making and design have brought her international recognition and acclaim, to include the 1993 Lifetime Achievement Craft Award by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The coordinators, Dorinda Harmon, Vicki Vigneault, and Kasey Briggs greatly appreciated the efforts of the artisans who came from seventeen states to present their items and made the 25th annual shows such a success. Charleston Crafts, Inc., a cooperative organization of South Carolina fine craft artists, produced the events in cooperation with the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. The City of Charleston, Office of Cultural Affairs, produces the Festival. The Top Award Winners from the two 2003 Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Shows: Overall, Mayors Purchase Award went to Jean Yao a basket makers from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and the Slide Jurors Choice Award went to Judy Goskey a jeweler from Burton, OH. Winners from the May 23-25, 2003 Show were: First Place ($400) went to Judy Goskey a jeweler from Burton, OH; Second Place ($300) went to Chris Ailes a fiber artist from New York, NY; Third Place ($200) went to Nathan Rose a wood artist from Charlotte, NC; and Honorable Mention ($100 each went to Ed Bryan a clay artist from Columbia, SC; Ron Phillips a photographer from Lithonia, GA; Mathew & Gigi Naftzger jewelers from Housatonic, MA; and Regina Tobin a clay artist from Columbia, SC. The Exhibitor's Choice Award ($200) went to Linda Levy & Debbie Graham metal artists from Nashville, TN. Winners from the May 30 - June 1, 2003 Show were: First Place ($400) went to Obayana Ajanaku a jeweler from Decatur, GA; Second Place ($300) went to Phil Chapman a clay artist from Fredericksburg, VA; Third Place ($200) went to Ron Phillips a photographer from Lithonia, GA; Honorable Mention Awards of ($100 each) went to Leigh Alexander a fiber artist from Charleston, SC, and Glen Randle/ Beth Vossen, glass artists from Sugar Grove, NC. The Exhibitor's Choice Award ($200) went to Glen Randle/ Beth Vossen, glass artists from Sugar Grove, NC. Purchase Awards from both shows include: ($200) went to Liz Anastasio a basket maker from Stafford Springs, CT; ($200) went to Linda Levy & Debbie Graham, metal artists from Nashville, TN; ($200) went to Kate Rothra a jeweler from Charleston, SC; ($200) went to Charles Cecil a jeweler from High Point, NC; ($175) went to Jean Yao a basket maker from Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and ($100) went to Ed Bryan a clay artist from Columbia. SC. Information/application to next year's shows can be addressed to Charleston Crafts, PO Box 22152, Charleston SC 29413-2152, call 843/723-2938, or see the web site at (www.charlestoncrafts.org).
The 2003 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition took place at the Visitor Center in Charleston, SC, from May 23 through June 6, 2003. The 19th annual competition sponsored by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and coordinated by F. David Trickey and the Charleston Artist Guild attracted 97 artists who submitted 278 entries. The juror, Angela D. Mack, Curator of Collections at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC, selected 63 works for the exhibition. The Show's Award Winners were: First Place Award ($1,000) went to Janet Orselli of Columbia, SC, for High Chair; Second Place Award ($500) went to Jim Darlington of Sullivan's Island, SC, for Portrait of David B.; and Third Place Award ($250) went to Alvin Staley of Orangeburg, SC, for Revelation 3:20 #3. Five Honorable Mention Awards of ($50 each) went to: Adurline Chellis of Summerville, SC, for a collage entitled, Paper Doll; Janet Kozachek of Orangeburg, SC, for a mixed media on board work entitled, Icon; Susan Lenz of Columbia, SC, for a work in fiber entitled, The Tropics; F. W. Pate of Greenville, SC, for a photograph entitled, Just Waiting - Rural Cuba; and C. Terry Rodgers of Charleston, SC, for an oil on velvet entitled, Aloha Charleston. For further information contact the CAG at 843/747-5999 or e-mail at (scartguild@aol.com).
Winners in the 30th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg were announced May 16 at the opening reception at the Spartanburg Arts Center. The first place prize of $1000 was awarded to Janusz Zadurowicz for the oil paintings, Chosen and Placed and The Daily Question. Second place of $750 went to Carole Tinsley for Early Morning Blues, an acrylic painting, and Abandoned Site, mixed media. The third place award of $500 went to Glen Miller for Night Dancer, a mixed media work. Merit award winners were Louis Dischler, Dom Ferullo, Beth Regula, Josh Marshall, Ann Wenz, Lynne Tanner, Claire Hopkins and Jim Creal. Winners of gift certificates from local businesses were Steve Marlow, Terrell Stone, Suzanne Zoole and Linda Hyatt Cancel. More than $3000 worth of cash and prizes was awarded. The show was juried by photographer Jack Leigh of Savannah, GA, who included 101 of the 306 entries. The show continues through June 27, 2003, in the Milliken and Parsons galleries of the Spartanburg County Museum of Art, 385 S. Spring Street, Spartanburg, SC. Winners' work can be seen in the adjacent Artists' Guild Gallery. For more information, call the Arts Center at 864/583-2776.
 
The Florence Museum in Florence, SC, has announced the winners of the "25th Statewide Art Competition, on view at the Museum through May 25, 2003. Juror for the show this year was Josh Z. Yu, Professor and Chair of the Painting Department at the Savannah College of Arts and Design. Dr. Yu has been with SCAD since 1944. He also assists with and directs special projects and international exhibitions. In curating a show, Yu stated, "My philosophy.., is to create an artist's voice with balance and harmony." Those chosen award winners are part of a strong showing of South Carolina talent. First Place and a $1000 cash prize went to Claire Farrell of Lexington for her monotype with chine collé, Treasure in Krakow. Shu-Wu Lin of Charleston took second place and $500, for his oil on canvas, A Mask. Third place and $400 went to Rose Metz from Sumter for her mixed media piece entitled, Fingerprints. Four Honorable Mention Awards, worth $75 each went to Donna Goodman of Florence for her digital piece, Baba's Eulogy; Brenda Phelan of Florence for her watercolor collage, Slippage; Carolyn Schretzmann-Jebaily of Florence for her hand-built porcelain Black Dragonfly Pot, and Alvin Staley of Orangeburg for his oil on canvas, Aleece. "All of the works in the show represent a broad spectrum of media, styles and subject matter," explained Florence Museum director, Betsy Olsen. 'There is much high quality work which displays inventiveness, creativity, and expression of the person behind the work." The exhibition was sponsored by Gilbert Construction. For more information call 843/662-3351.
 
2003 National Juried Show: A Salute To Our Members Juried In
 
32 Hilton Head Art League Members have crossed the first hurdle... they've been juried into the 16th annual National Juried Art League Show. With ever increasing competition, it is a tribute to the talent and skills of our member artists.
There were 726 entries submitted by 359 artists (88 of whom were Art League members) from 42 states, plus entries from Quebec and Ontario. A total of 123 entries were juried into the show. (Last year there were only 316 artists submitting 663 slides.)
Juror, Marilyn Hughey Phillis will be on Hilton Head Island on March 22 to view the artwork accepted in to the show and make her decisions for awards.
The Opening Night and Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday evening, May 2 from 5-7pm. In the ambience of excitement, warmed by the flow of wine and hors d'oeuvres, the winning artists will be announced. Juror Phillis will be our special Guest of Honor. The reception is free. It will be an opportunity to congratulate our winners and a chance to purchase the art, all of which is for sale.
Marilyn Hughey Phillis returns to the Greer Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina for the very important Critic's Luncheon on Saturday, May 3 at noon. Enjoy a delicious box lunch while juror Marilyn Phillis guides you through the maze of critical analyses and decisions that took her from 723 entries to a handful of finalists.
The Critic's luncheon is always a "sell-out" event. Please register early. As space is limited, reservations will be accepted on a first come basis.
To the following Art League members we say, "Bravo ,,.Bravissimo and Bonne Chance in the final judging!" Eugene Bushey, Evelyn Byatt-Ballantine, Lunonia Colella, Linda Warner-Constantino, Art Cornell, David Dalton, Billie De La Penha, John Diamond, Marilyn J. Dizikes, Vickie Bailey Ebbers, Sheri Farbstein, Dick Hirn, Evelyn Kowtko, Barry Lowes, Chiqui Ezcurra Muller, David Musial, Joyce Nagel, Uschi Niner, Guido Petruzzi, Jerry Purvis, Mary Ann Putzier, Tom Ratliffe, Joseph J. Tarrody, Don Theodore, Joyce Thompson, Kathy Tortorella, Robert Weissman, Jo Williams, Jack Williamson, Irene K. Williamson, Martha Worthy, and Veronica Zombik.
Mark your calendars now and make sure you attend the Opening Reception on May 2 and the Critic's Luncheon on May 3! "Le Tout" Hilton Head will be there, certainly all those in the know. It's the Art League's event of the season, and a part of Bravo!
2003 Juried Show Dates
March 10-14 - Shipped artwork due
March 18, 1-5pm - Hand delivered entries due at loading dock of the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.
March 22 -Juror selects award winners
March 24, 26 - Letters sent to winners
May 2, 5-7pm - Opening Night Awards Ceremony, Juror Marilyn Hughey Phillis, Guest of Honor
May 3-31 - Exhibition open to public
June 2, 2-4pm - artwork to be picked up by artists or buyers at Arts Center
June 3-15 - Shipped artwork returned


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