State Museum announces best in show awards

The State Museum has announced the “Best in Show” awards, selected from the new 30th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibit, now open in the Lipscomb Art Gallery. The exhibit is comprised of more than 60 pieces of work selected by previous State Museum Art Curators. Artists from all over South Carolina submitted more than 400 pieces for consideration.

“This exhibit showcases recent work by some of South Carolina’s best artists,” said Amy Chalmers, State Museum art curator. “It is a diverse, exciting exhibit, featuring both well-known and less-established artists.”

The awards were announced at the opening reception held November 3:

30th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibit Awards:

 

Best in Show/First Place

Eve, Our Lady of Freedom (Deliver us from Consumerism), 2017, stoneware, glaze, underglazes, mixed media

Diana Valente, Greenville

 

Second Place

Two men with drill bits, 2018, unique archival pigment prints on textbook pages

Phil Moody, Rock Hill

 

Third Place

Dirt Rich, 2018, oil on canvas

Katelyn Chapman, Irmo

 

Honorable Mentions

A not so STILL LIFE in LANDSCAPE (minimal) with FIGURES sort of, 2018, collage on Okawara paper

Aldwyth, Hilton Head

 

Constituents, 2017, oil on panel

Patrick Nevins, Folly Beach

 

Ancestor (studies), 2018, carbon on paper

Anna Redwine, Columbia

 

Curator’s Choice Purchase Award

A not so STILL LIFE in LANDSCAPE (minimal) with FIGURES sort of, 2018, collage on Okawara paper

Aldwyth, Hilton Head

 

There will also be a $250 People’s Choice Award, selected by the public over the duration of the exhibition. The winner will be announced during Art Day, March 9. The 30th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition is located in the Lipscomb Art Gallery and is free with museum general admission or membership. For a full list of artists showcased in this exhibit, visit scmuseum.org.

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