Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The 23rd Annual Old Santee Canal Fine Arts Exhibition took place Aug. 24 to Sept. 8.
Hosted by The Berkeley Artist Guild, Santee Cooper and Berkeley County Council, the popular event attracted a large number of artists from all over the state as well as from Berkeley County.
This year 100 pieces were entered and were shown for two weeks. Many of the pieces on display were available for sale.
This year’s winners are:
• Best in Show: The Forgotten People by Jim Dyson (an Acrylic).
• Watercolor: Why Would You Take By Force What You May Obtain By Love by Bob Graham; second place Hurry Up and Wait by Paula Robertson; third place Santee Blue Cat by Pamela Corwin.
• Oils: Evening Light by Horace Nobles; second place Bright Eyes by Kathy Clark; third place Chamisa Trail by Brenda Orcutt
• Mixed Media: Green Trumpets by Karol Skelly; second place Abstract Heart#1 by Willis Sanders; third place Bridge of Peace by Ruth Griebe.
• Pencil and Graphics: Benediction by Trish Emery; second place Self-Portrait by Meyriel J Edge; third place The Tea Party by Alisa Creech.
• Pastels: Faces in Blue by Trish Emery; second place Kayak by Mary Brigman; third place A Small Old Dwelling in Berkeley County, SC by Gingi Martin.
• Acrylics: Still Life Patterns by Detta Cutting Zimmerman; second place The Yellow Shrimp Boat by Jim Dyson; third place Waiting for Toulouse by Paula Robertson.
The Berkeley County Council Purchase Award winner this year was an Oil, Pineville Chapel by Gingi Martin. The Santee Canal Park Purchase Award winner was also an Oil, All Alone by Martina Yearwood. The People’s Choice Award went to Horace Nobles for Evening Light.
This year’s Juror was Rick Rienert from Charleston.