Announcing: 2019 Juried Art Show Winners

Friday, May 31, 2019

Congratulations to all of the artists who were juried into the 2019 Juried Art Show!

This year, we had an incredibly competitive show! We received 276 submissions from 82 artists and only 58 pieces from 45 artists made it into this show. All artists who submitted or were juried in should be proud of their accomplishments.

Our juror was Amiri Farris, a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). In selecting works for the show and in making his final decision on winners, he considered the following:

  • Does the artist push boundaries and try something different?
  • Does the artwork resonate with me or an audience?
  • Dose an artist work or piece invite me to explore its deeper meaning?
  • Is the style unique to the artist?
  • Would I like to see more work by this artist?

The 2019 Juried Art Show winners are…

Acquisition Award: Up Above My Head, Cheryl Prisco
First Place Award: The Divide, Janette Hopper
Second Place Award: In A Silent Way, Erik Wolken
Third Place Award: Creation Of Men, Iku Higuchi
Best Rocky Mount Area Artist (a regional award): The Columbia Theatre, Sarah & Tim Lazure
Merit Recognition Awards: Radiant Reindeer (Constellation Rangifer), Lisa Bohnwagner; Entrapped, Jill Eberle; Cloud, Rachel Kosbab; Un Pajarito Errante Encuentra su Corazon, Natacha Sochant; Black & Free, Curtis Newkirk; Miss Dragonfly Does Tea, Susan Farrar Parrish; Staircase In Sorrento, Annamarie Holler

Our 2019 Summer Exhibitions

In addition to the National Juried Art Show, we have many other exhibitions available to experience Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10am-5pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm. The Arts Center is always FREE to experience!

  • National Juried Art Show Open through August 18
  • “Daddy’s Home” by Lamar Whidbee Open through August 18
  • “Interwoven” by Elaine Fleck Open through August 11
  • Black & White Photography: Selections from the Permanent Collection Open through August 11
  • Arts Center Staff Picks: Selections from the Permanent Collection Open through August 11
  • A Life of Creativity: A Permanent, Interactive Exhibit
  • KEVA Planks: A Permanent, Interactive Exhibit

We hope to see you during the summer!

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