Summer Member Art Show winners announced at reception

Press Release from Monroe-Walton center for the arts

Forty artists and almost 120 fabulous works make a wonderful Members Show … add live music, some refreshments and awards … and it all adds up to a grand Opening Reception.

Many thanks to all our member-artists who entered this exhibition.  Our judge said she had a very difficult time choosing the winners and that we have a lot of talent in our town!  Congratulations to you all!


Pictured are Renee Hraga, whose photo “Auburn Caboose” won Best in Show.

Dewan Hammond‘s charcoal drawing, “Rachel”, won first place in our 2-D category. (Photos are contributed)

Each of our winners and honorable mentions are being featured on our Facebook page.

Our judge was Victoria Cooke, Director of Art Galleries for the University of North Georgia.

Our Members Show continues through September 7.  We are a family-friendly gallery with special activities for the littles — bring the kids/grandkids and come on by!

Here are the winners as named by our judge:
(Please note that most of the works in the Show are available for purchase.)

Best in Show – Auburn Caboose, photograph on metal by Renee Hraga

Youth Category:
1st – 1930s Spare Tire photograph by Branden Hand

2nd – Sugar and Coffee, functional pottery by Mary Elise Roberts

2-Dimensional Category
1st – Rachel, charcoal drawing by Dewan Hammond

2nd – Two Hares, mixed media by Susan Pelham

1st – Garden Shed – Mike Roberts

2nd – Jekyll Island #1 Jess Smith

Functional Pottery
1st – Bowl of Poppies by Rebecca Braswell

2nd – Bowl #1 by Tina Nocera

3 – D Sculpture
1st — Ant Tunnel, cement-all by Jim Rowland

2nd — Bear, Stained Glass by Dawn Kinsey Smith

Honorable Mentions:

  1. Above Water – water color by Mary Ellen Vogel

  1. Summer Solace – photograph by John Weber

  1. Hollyhocks – oil painting by Martha Mitcham

  1. The Boudoir – oil painting by Pat Zwarg

  1. Lake View – oil and cold wax by Maribeth Schmeltzer

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