Jun. 3—ALBANY — Marie Salter’s “Paris Monuments Map Dress” has been judged Ideal in Demonstrate in the Albany Area Arts Council’s 21st Southwest Georgia Regional Great Artwork Exhibit and Sale.
Salter’s map gown joined 3 other works — “Self-Sabotage” by Alyssa Jones, “Warrior” by Belinda Vickerson, and “Aftermath” by Scott Marini — between the leading finishers in the yearly levels of competition that drew 50 entrants.
“I assume this team of artwork is one particular of the strongest we’ve at any time had since I have been listed here,” Arts Council Govt Director Nicole Williams mentioned. “I actually enjoy the range of the entries, from the older area artists who enter every single calendar year to random young artists who had some robust parts.
“I understood with COVID that this year’s entries could go possibly way: We could reduce some of the typical artists — in particular photographers, who were not ready to go out as a lot — or we could get more will work from persons who were extra or considerably less confined to their properties. I felt that if we bought 35 entries, it would be a accomplishment, but, as you see, we way overshot that objective.”
Albany Condition College associate professor of visual artwork Michael Mallard judged the is effective submitted for the exhibit and sale. Mallard is a native Southerner who retains a master’s of great arts diploma in Painting from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s diploma in Drawing and Portray from the College of Georgia. An completed artist who has exhibited commonly throughout the U.S., his paintings are in lasting collections of museums like the Tennessee Point out Museum in Nashville, Tenn. the Asheville Museum of Art in Ashville, N.C. and the Graham Heart Museum in Wheaton, Ill.
Jones received in the painting and combined media group Vickerson won in the photography and digital art division, and Marini’s function was judged greatest in the sculpture and ceramics group.
Salter’s Most effective in Display piece received for her a $250 hard cash prize. 1st-area finishers in each individual of the 3 classes claimed $150 cash prizes, whilst second-position finishers have been awarded $100 and 3rd-spot finishers $50 just about every. Artists who gained honorable point out in each individual classification did not acquire a dollars prize.
“We are not acquiring a large in-human being opening like we ordinarily have to announce the winners,” Williams said. “But we’ve crafted a ‘gallery’ into our internet site (www.albanyareaartscouncil.org) that gives a virtual ‘tour’ of the gallery and allows the artwork to reside on even just after the exhibit has finished.
“Our strategy is to develop into a resource for community artists, whose work will be stored in the cloud, giving us a ‘living glance guide.’ We will allow artists, if they’d like, to enter information and facts about by themselves so that if everyone is on the lookout for a distinct artist or a particular style of art, they will be ready to find them on our website.”
Other top rated finishers in the portray and mixed media classification were being:
— Courtenay Puckett, “Independence” — 2nd location
— Karla Noble, “Georgia Citrus” — 3rd put
— Logan Freeman, “A.Y.L.T.?” — honorable mention.
Other prime finishers in the pictures and electronic artwork category were:
— Hank Margeson, “Suspended Pinestraw” — 2nd position
— Ulf Kirchdorfer, “Bluebird with Caterpillar” — 3rd area
— Bob Parker, “Black & Blue Movie Photography” — honorable mention.
Other prime finishers in the sculpture and ceramics classification were being:
— Jim Mitchell, “A ‘Meant’ Environmentally friendly Stoneware” — next spot
— Janet M. Myers, “Driftwood II Stoneware,” — 3rd place
— Meg Tilley Anderson, “That which does not eliminate us tends to make us much better” — honorable mention.
Williams claimed the artwork from the Southwest Ga Regional Great Artwork Show and Sale will be on screen through typical Arts Council enterprise several hours: from noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. For all those who perform through those hrs, the Arts Council will be open up on two Saturdays during the operate of the exhibit: from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 12 and July 10.