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Winners in the 2017 Carolina Artists Guild Art Expo

This year’s Expo featured a total of 226 individual entries from 35 artists ranging in experience from beginner to professional. The total value set by the artists was $38,220. Fifteen pieces were sold. Slice of Heaven Pizza and Wings and The Trophy House of Salisbury provided purchase awards; Fine Frame Gallery and Wink’s Barbeque donated gift certificates. Jerry’s Shell supported the EXPO financially, as they do each year. Cheerwine Corporation provided beverages and Carolina Artist members provided food for the reception. Ashley Hook, Mooresville artist and instructor, was judge for the show.

By Genevieve Martin

The walls and panels of the Salisbury Civic Center sang with color from Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 26-30.

Paintings, drawings and photography turned the normally colorless area into a museum. Those attending echoed praise for the art and the artists. Frequently overheard were comments regarding the variety of styles of the paintings and drawings. This year’s show featured interesting examples of abstract art as well as efforts toward realism.

The Carolina Artists Guild had it beginning in 1990, its goal to give local artists opportunities to both exhibit and sell their work. Workshops and other educational efforts are routinely offered. In addition to the annual Carolina Artists Expo, the Guild also sponsors the student art show in the spring. All schools in the county are given the opportunity to showcase the art of their students.

Those age 18 and over and are interested in the art process are invited to become members of the Carolina Artists. Meetings are held at the Rufty-Holmes Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on third Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.


Winners in the 2017 Carolina Artists Guild Art Expo 

First Place Winners:

Acrylic – Forest Floor Gold by Keyth Kahrs

Drawing – Red Hawk Rising, Colored Pencil y Katherine Doyle

Mixed Media – Fall Colors, Pastel by Carolyn Blackman

Painting – American Picker by Michael Hutchens

Photography – Winter Leaves by Barbara Benton

Watercolor – Dairy Queen by Mark Brincefield


Second Place Winners:

Acrylic Paintings – Untitled (Ocean Landscape) by Clyde

Drawing – Plein Air Drawing, Quill pen and Ink by Carolyn Blackman

Mixed Media – Fish and Snake – Collage by Mary Ellen Bennett

Oil Painting – Hurley Park by Marshall Stokes

Photography – “O” by Kim Lance

Watercolor – Music by Mark Brincefield


Third Place Winners:

Acrylic – Terry’s Table by Doris Trexler

Drawing – Hello! (Woodpecker) by Katherine Doyle

Mixed Media – Flower Girl by Karen Morgan

Oil Paintings – Sweet Meadow by Marshall Stokes

Photography – Sunset by Kim Lance

Watercolor – Mesa Verde Sun by Karen Morgan


Best In Show 

By Clyde


Honorable Mentions

Acrylic – Peace by Connie Peninger

Blue Truck in Snow by Colleen Walton

Drawing – Decay, Ink & Wash by Luther Sowers

Live, Love, Laugh – colored Pencil by Katherine Doyle

Mixed Media – Psalm 8:9 by Janet Isenhour

A Windy Day by Barbara Benton

Oil Paintings – Geese on the March by James Taylor

Doris Miller Portrait by James Taylor

Watercolor – Palsby Karen Morgan

On the Lake by Mark Brincefield


Expo 2017 winning entries will be featured in upcoming Time Out and Lifestyle print sections.

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