Regional Artists Honored at 34th Annual Spring Into Artwork

Hundreds collected on April 12 for the 34th Once-a-year Spring Into Artwork Gala, hosted by the Annette Howell Turner Heart for the Arts. Far more than 320 items of initial art developed by 175 regional artists have been entered into the region’s most popular artwork exhibition and will stay on display through June 9.

“After a difficult previous calendar year, we are really grateful to the artists, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, patrons and other stakeholders for creating this an amazing spring party,” stated Executive Director Sementha Mathews. “The community is invited to view the gorgeous art that adorns the imaginative spaces in just the Turner Center galleries. And, as always, admission to the galleries is free.”

Selections for awards were dependent on a twin-decide assessment, which was carried out without having respect to names, title or prices of the artists’ get the job done. Six thousand pounds in hard cash prizes were awarded to the leading a few winners in four types, a Most effective of Present, as perfectly as 10 honorable mentions. 

Congratulations to the next award winners:

Finest In Clearly show

Barbara Balzer, Tallahassee, FL, “The Rhetorical Assassin, with Guardian” Ceramic

Painting Class

1st location:  Mary VanLandingham, Nashville, GA, “Conserve Me the Pink Chair” Oil on Canvas
2nd location:  Alyse Keith, Valdosta, GA “Discarded Treasure” Watercolor/white pen
3rd place:  Dean Minor, Thomasville, GA, “Jump Jivin’” Acrylic

Drawing/Printmaking/ Combined Media Classification

1st put:  Travis D. Simmons, Valdosta, GA, “Young children in Cages” Mixed Media
2nd spot:  Adam Calvin, Lake Park, GA, “Pitchers” Hand-Altered Etching
3rd position:  Ali Holcomb, Valdosta, GA, “Evolving Id (Mylar Distortions)” Lithography & Ink Wash

Electronic Arts/Pictures Category

1st location:  David Retterbush, Valdosta, GA, “H2o Stroll” Pictures
2nd place:  L. Stephanie Smith, Quitman, GA, “Consider” Images
3rd spot:  David Belcher, Menlo, GA, “Moon in the Clouds” Photography

Sculpture/Ceramics/Jewellery/Crafts Category

1st location:  Thara Lingefelt, Valdosta, GA, “Moroccan Lights” Clay
2nd position:  Dan Wells, Valdosta, GA, “Property Waste” Sculpture
3rd put:  Jeff Byers, Perry, FL, “Silent Jogging” Clay

Honorable Mentions

Dave Richards, Valdosta, GA, “Emergence” Wood
Amanda Yates, Thomasville, GA, “Ruby in the Dust” Images
Brandon Blane McMillan, Hahira, GA, “Miami ‘86” Blended Media
Anda Likelihood, McAlpin, FL, “Ladies of Summer season” Colored Pencil
Christine Flanagan, Stay Oak, FL, “On the Avenue” Coloured Pencil
Coby Browning Rice, Ray Town, GA, “City Skates” Coloured Pencil
Anthony Bareham, Tallahassee, FL, “Gray Shrimpers” Watercolor
Steven S. Walker, Hahira, GA, “The Sweet Life…with a Twist” Oil
Kay Cromartie, Thomasville, GA, “Creature Ease and comfort” Watercolor
Thomas M. Thomson, Havana, FL, “Windows and Walls” Oil on Canvas


Erin Kendrick, Artist/Artwork Educator, Jacksonville FL and Trevor Dunn, Artist/Artwork Educator, Jacksonville, FL

At the party, Colson Printing also chosen 13 functions from the exhibition to be highlighted in their 2022 calendar, a sought-following artwork calendar that will be accessible to the community this slide.

The Loyce and Annette Turner Foundation, Synovus Bank, and the Cost-Campbell Foundation are Platinum Sponsors of the 2021 Spring Into Art Gala. The Annette Howell Turner Centre for the Arts appreciates dozens of other sponsors that, alongside with the Platinum Sponsors, produced the 2021 exhibition a regional achievements. These sponsors are proudly exhibited at the heart and at

The show is on exhibit at the Turner Heart right until close of small business on June 9. Participating artists, as properly as people today who have bought artwork from the exhibit, may select up their parts from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 10 and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 11, at the 527 N. Patterson avenue centre. For extra information, get in touch with 229-247-2787.