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:
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
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!
We hope to see you during the summer!