June 20, 2021

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‘Paris Map Dress’ will take Finest of Display in SW Ga High-quality Art Show/Sale

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Jun. 3—ALBANY — Marie Salter’s “Paris Monuments Map Gown” has been judged Very best in Present in the Albany Place Arts Council’s 21st Southwest Ga Regional Good Artwork Show and Sale.

Salter’s map gown joined three other will work — “Self-Sabotage” by Alyssa Jones, “Warrior” by Belinda Vickerson, and “Aftermath” by Scott Marini — between the top rated finishers in the annual competition that drew 50 entrants.

“I believe this group of artwork is a single of the strongest we have at any time experienced due to the fact I’ve been here,” Arts Council Government Director Nicole Williams stated. “I really appreciate the assortment of the entries, from the more mature community artists who enter each individual yr to random youthful artists who had some solid parts.

“I knew with COVID that this year’s entries could go either way: We may well eliminate some of the typical artists — particularly photographers, who weren’t able to go out as considerably — or we could get more operates from persons who had been additional or less confined to their properties. I felt that if we obtained 35 entries, it would be a achievement, but, as you see, we way overshot that objective.”

Albany Point out University associate professor of visual artwork Michael Mallard judged the will work submitted for the show and sale. Mallard is a indigenous Southerner who holds a master’s of fine arts degree in Painting from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in Drawing and Painting from the College of Ga. An completed artist who has exhibited widely across the U.S., his paintings are in long lasting collections of museums which includes the Tennessee Condition Museum in Nashville, Tenn. the Asheville Museum of Artwork in Ashville, N.C. and the Graham Heart Museum in Wheaton, Sick.

Jones won in the portray and blended media class Vickerson won in the photography and digital artwork division, and Marini’s get the job done was judged very best in the sculpture and ceramics classification.

Salter’s Finest in Clearly show piece gained for her a $250 cash prize. Initially-position finishers in each and every of the a few types claimed $150 income prizes, whilst second-place finishers had been awarded $100 and third-put finishers $50 each and every. Artists who been given honorable point out in just about every category did not get a hard cash prize.

“We’re not owning a significant in-man or woman opening like we usually have to announce the winners,” Williams said. “But we have crafted a ‘gallery’ into our website (www.albanyareaartscouncil.org) that provides a virtual ‘tour’ of the gallery and permits the artwork to dwell on even following the show has ended.

“Our prepare is to turn into a useful resource for nearby artists, whose get the job done will be saved in the cloud, giving us a ‘living glimpse guide.’ We will allow artists, if they’d like, to enter information about themselves so that if any person is searching for a specific artist or a unique fashion of artwork, they will be ready to obtain them on our website.”

Other prime finishers in the painting and mixed media class have been:

— Courtenay Puckett, “Flexibility” — 2nd location

— Karla Noble, “Ga Citrus” — third put

— Logan Freeman, “A.Y.L.T.?” — honorable point out.

Other top finishers in the photography and electronic artwork classification were being:

— Hank Margeson, “Suspended Pinestraw” — second position

— Ulf Kirchdorfer, “Bluebird with Caterpillar” — 3rd place

— Bob Parker, “Black & Blue Film Pictures” — honorable point out.

Other major finishers in the sculpture and ceramics category have been:

— Jim Mitchell, “A ‘Meant’ Green Stoneware” — next location

— Janet M. Myers, “Driftwood II Stoneware,” — 3rd location

— Meg Tilley Anderson, “That which does not destroy us would make us much better” — honorable mention.

Williams reported the artwork from the Southwest Ga Regional High-quality Art Show and Sale will be on exhibit for the duration of typical Arts Council business hours: from noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. For people who perform for the duration of people hrs, the Arts Council will be open up on two Saturdays for the duration of the run of the exhibit: from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 12 and July 10.

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