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Salisbury-Rowan SilverArts hosts annual extravaganza

On March 15th, Salisbury-Rowan SilverArts hosted its 36th annual SilverArts Extravaganza Show.

For 36 years, Rowan County participants have been displaying their talents in visual, heritage, literary and performing arts. While the artists and artwork change throughout the years, the level of professionalism and passion remain strong.

This year’s show drew more than 150 art pieces, including some new talent. Seven performing acts also competed for the best in show. Awards were given for bronze, silver and gold for the categories. The conclusion of the show brought an auction during which baked entries were auctioned. Proceeds provide a small stipend in the form of book scholarship fund for interns.

For more information on how to sponsor, volunteer or participate in Salisbury/Rowan County SilverArts and Senior Games, contact Savannah Daniel at 704-216-7780 or savannah.daniel@rowancountync.gov.

The list of this year’s winners is as follows:

• Acrylics: Cherrathee Hager, first; Connie Eads second; Cherrathee Hager, third.

• Ceramics: Ellen Thomas, first; Joanne French, second.

• Crocheting: Betsy File, first; Pattie Cartner, second; Pattie Cartner, third.

• Drawing: Carolyn Blackman, first; Shane Tolliver, second; Cathy Crossett-Wood, third.

• Essay: Shane Tolliver, first.

• Food, cakes: Rebecca Lyerly, first.

Food, candy: Joyce Orphanoudakis, first; Rebecca Lyerly, second.

Food, cookies: Bette Thiedeman, first; Rebecca Lyerly, second.

Food, pies: Renita Ritchie, first; Kay Morgan, second.

Greeting cards: Karen Morgan, first; Karen Morgan, second; Tonda Coutu, third.

House wares: Cathy Yochim, first; Cathy Yochim, second; Rebecca Lyerly, third.

Jewelry: Joanne French, first; Rebecca Lyerly, second; Tonda Coutu, third.

Knitting: Sue Correll, first; Rebecca Lyerly, second; Sue Correll, third.

Life experiences: Sheri Keller, first; Shane Tolliver, second; C.William French, third.

Live plants: Evelyn Schaffer, first.

Mixed media: Geraldine Webster, first; Karen Morgan, second; Janet Isenhour, third.

Needlework: Rebecca Lyerly, first; Bernice Taylor, second; Karen Morgan, third.

Oil: Janet Payne, first; Diane Cannaday, second; Geraldine Webster, third.

Pastels: Karen Morgan, first; David Willingham, second; David Willingham, third.

Performing Arts: Tim Smith, first; Cathy Yochim, second; Dancing Queens & Kings of Salisbury, third.

Photography, digital: Ernest Griffith, first; Ernest Griffith, second; Connie Eads, third.

Photography, film: Richard Lapham, first; Richard Lapham, second.

Poem: Helen Sienerth, first; Raymond Riley, second; Raymond Riley, third.

Printed kits: Dorothy Baker, first; Dorothy Baker, second.

Puzzles: Angela Newsome-Potter, first; Sylvia Sofley second; Sharon Skeen, third.

Quilting (hand-stitched):Betty Monroe, first; Karen Morgan, second; Ellen Eccleston, third.

Quilting (machine-stitched): Sue Correll, first; Sue Correll, second; Rebecca Lyerly, third.

Sewing bags: Rebecca Lyerly, first; Rebecca Lyerly, second.

Sewing garments: Rebecca Lyerly, first; Rebecca Lyerly, second.

Sewing hats and scarves: Rebecca Lyerly, first; Karen Morgan, second; Rebecca Lyerly, third.

Short story: Helen Sienerth, first; Helen Sienerth, second; Sheri Keller, third.

Silk flowers: Linda Shirley, first.

Stained glass: C.William French, first; Athena Moore, second; Katie Evans, third.

Stuffed toys: Rebecca Lyerly, first; Rebecca Lyerly, second.

Watercolor: Connie Eads, first; Carolyn Blackman, second; Geraldine Webster, third.

Weaving: Rebecca Lyerly, first.

Woodcarving: Michael Shiflett, first; Jimmie Weaver, second; Jimmie Weaver, third.

Woodturning: Barry Lambert, first; Barry Lambert, second.

Woodworking: Barry Lambert, first; Barry Lambert, second.

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