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Arts Council names winners in annual show

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Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash hosted Brunswick Arts Council’s 2012 fall show and sale. It was judged on Sunday, Oct. 7, and opened to the public on Oct. 8.
More than 200 works of art are included in the non-juried exhibition, including oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, collage and mixed media pieces, photography, plus three dimensional pieces in clay, wood and glass.
Judges were Myrtle Beach, S.C., watercolorist Alex Powers and North Carolina clay artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi.
Powers is the author of “Painting People in Watercolor, a Design Approach.” Among his many national juried exhibition awards is the Gold Medal at the 1997 American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition. He is a sought-after workshop instructor throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Sueyoshi is a native of Tokyo, Japan. Known for helping to build Humble Mill Pottery in Asheboro and spending some time with Seagrove Pottery in the well-known pottery region of North Carolina, he currently works primarily in porcelain, using a range of Japanese techniques.
Each entry was judged as a unique artwork relating to the elements of art, success of craftsmanship, presentation and theme.
Top award winners for the 2012 Brunswick Arts Council
Best of Show: Judy Lewis, “Not All Doors Are Open” (watercolor).
First Place 2D Fine Art: Susan Mauney, “Beach In Winter” (watercolor).
First Place 2D Photography: Sue Kopil, “Solitude.”
First Place 3D Art: Sue Frye, untitled (clay).
Memorial and
association awards
Jeanne Gerloven Award: Joyce Grazetti, “My Turn.”
Victor Gerloven Award: Eileen Gordon, “Canopic Jar.”
Lucas Wagenseil Award: Joan Bobinsksi, untitled.
Gladys Wagenseil Award: Diane Sloan, “Free Spirit.”
Shari Gerloven Award: Betsy Sellers, “Resting Easy by Thesea.”
Associated Artists of Southport Award: Eloise Randolph, “Old Friend.”
Oak Island Art Guild Award: Leslie Willet, “Evangeline.”
Waterway Art Association Award: Patricia White, “Waning Magnolia.”
Merit awards
Suzanne Ellett, “Dancing Storm;” Kimberly Caroon, “Fluidity;” Ortrud Tyler, “Foggy Pier;” Eun Hee Andrews, “Serene;” Phyllis Riley, “Early Morning Start;” Joe Jeffcoat, “Wood Fired Covered Jar;” Norman Yeo, “Urban Cowboy Hat” and Allie Lull, “Sanctuary.”
Honorable mention
Rebecca Pierre, “Picasso Dreams;” Dorothy Hemingway, “Imagine;” Jan Boland, “Greta;” Willis Whyte, “Oyster Bed Abstract” and Nancy Guiry, “Sign of the Time.”
JoAnn Staat, who serves as the council’s visual arts division president and show chair, said, “This is the 12th year Brunswick County artists have worked together to present the best art show in southeastern North Carolina. I am proud to have been part of this wonderful event and look forward to future years of excellence by participating artists.”
There was a reception and awards ceremony at Sunset River Marketplace on Thursday, Oct. 11. Awards were presented. The show ran through Saturday,
Oct. 13.
Visit Sunset River Marketplace at 10283 Beach Drive SW (N.C. 179) in Calabash. Regular hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 575-5999, visit its website at www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com or “like” the gallery’s Facebook page, updated daily.
For information about Brunswick Arts Council, visit www.brunswickartscouncil.org.