Festival History


2013 Fine Arts Festival

Best of Show

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Acrylic

 

Computer Art

 

Drawing / Printmaking

 

Glass

 

Mixed Media

 

Music

 

Oil

 

Pastel

 

Photography, Black & White

 

Photography, Color

 

Poetry

 

Pottery

 

Prose

 

Sculpture

 

Watercolor

 

2012 Fine Arts Festival

 

 

Best of Show

It’s Only Me by Vincent Turner

2012 best of show

 

Best First Time Entry

Mistletoe Burl & Turquoise Inlay by Bobby R. Barrett

People’s Choice Award

Sudden There Swooped a Dream by Joel Lancaster

 Acrylic
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Ceci Stapleton WilliamsBelle's Run1st Place
Ceci Stapleton WilliamsAfter Chemo2nd Place
Ramona PageWild Horses of Shackleford Banks3rd Place
Tom HarmonYellow GlowHonorable Mention
Barbara F. SandersSummers Around the BendHonorable Mention
Barbara SoyarsSunshine and RoseHonorable Mention
Computer Art
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Joel LancasterElemental Vectorian Bath1st Place
Cheryl GarrityGuarding the Sun2nd Place
Alex SharpManipulation of the Flesh3rd Place
Debra AlcornBlue SmokeHonorable Mention
Rochelle McCainLove and HateHonorable Mention
Drawing / Printmaking
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Vincent TurnerIt's Only Me1st Place
Andrew WellsVision2nd Place
Andrew WellsJack N Coke3rd Place
Gail GraddockAutumn StudyHonorable Mention
Glass
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Susan MooreJoyful Noise1st Place
Susan MooreCatch and Release2nd Place
Randy BillindgleySilver Shell3rd Place
Mixed Media
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Bret HartEndless Summer1st Place
Joe Zak GarnerYellow Stone Lunch2nd Place
Patricia B. ColemanHigh Tea3rd Place
Gail CraddockRoseHonorable Mention
Banner WoodThe Best of YouHonorable Mention
Barbara ConroyWire Rapped Beaded Tree with RingHonorable Mention
Suzanne CowanReflectHonorable Mention
Music
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Ron MartinCompasses and Maps1st Place
Greg MooreReady to Go2nd Place
Rick LeineckerSelections from Gitanjali3rd Place
Rick LeineckerJovian MoonsHonorable Mention
Greg MooreSunday MorningHonorable Mention
Greg MooreOn My WayHonorable Mention
Greg MooreNo Blues No MoreHonorable Mention
Oil
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Athena VarounisGilmer & Scales1st Place
Leigh RodenboughLavender Repose2nd Place
Linda LinkMe First3rd Place
Elizabeth BolesThe Good LifeHonorable Mention
Terry McCollumOne More Time SamHonorable Mention
Pastel
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Faye Newman WyattGoing Stag1st Place
Terry McCollumThis Old House2nd Place
Carol BolesJunco in Tree3rd Place
June MooneyWestern NCHonorable Mention
Barbara F. SandersA Burst of SpringHonorable Mention
Brenda TerrellAncient AthensHonorable Mention
Photography, Black & White
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Cheryl GarrityGod's Rays1st Place
Randy BillingsleyLeaving Leaksville2nd Place
Megan JonesLife Lessons3rd Place
Debra AlcornSouthern ExposureHonorable Mention
Randy BillingsleyJust s TreeHonorable Mention
Joel LancasterNature vs NurtureHonorable Mention
Photography, Color
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Joel LancasterSudden There Swooped a Dream1st Place
Joel LancasterMebane Bridge2nd Place
Bob WicklessNight Moves: Loading Zone3rd Place
Cheryl GarritySnow Glow at SunsetHonorable Mention
Cheryl GarrityMorning Dusk at Lake MattamiskeetHonorable Mention
Joel LancasterSing You in the MirrorHonorable Mention
Bob WicklessNight Moves: Hitching PostHonorable Mention
Poetry
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Bob WicklessHorse In Winter1st Place
Curtis DunlapKung Fu Disco2nd Place
Megan ArringtonRoot Canal3rd Place
Curtis DunlapBuddy Lawson's Conversation With the TruckHonorable Mention
Charles TisdaleWalking Through a WoodsHonorable Mention
Bob WicklessPrefect LightHonorable Mention
Pottery
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Mike ReedRed Sodium Silicate Raku1st Place
Jim TalleyFrisky2nd Place
Ben WinslowMr. Manganese3rd Place
Suzanne CowanJomon Inspired BowlHonorable Mention
Prose
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Charles TisdaleWitness for Peace1st Place
Joni CarterClean2nd Place
Julie CampbellFaya3rd Place
Curtis DunlapFour Excerpts from A Haibun JournalHonorable Mention
Sculpture
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Bobby R. BarrettNatural Edge Walnut Bowl1st Place
Mary Jane NoahFroggy's Dip Water Fountain2nd Place
Bobby R. BarrettMistletoe Burl & Turquoise Inlay3rd Place
Gail CraddockLinda the LushHonorable Mention
Watercolor
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Patricia B. ColemanRed, White and Blue1st Place
Gerri HuntBaltimore Sun2nd Place
Judith TalbertWinter Trees3rd Place
Ellen WatkinsCrowning GloryHonorable Mention

 

 

2011 Fine Arts Festival

 

Best of Show

Arid Mohave by Paul Smith

BEST of show 11

 

 

 

 Acrylic
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Cecilia Stapleton WilliamsBlessed Day1st Place
Joe Zak GarnerTwo Windows2nd Place
Charles Wesley MartinFairy With Moon3rd Place
Joe Zak GarnerPromise of SpringHonorable Mention
Brenda TerrellWine Goes In, Secrets Come OutHonorable Mention
Tom HarmonStormHonorable Mention
Joel LancasterFar & AwayHonorable Mention
Computer Art
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Joel LancasterOwl Be All Light1st Place
Joel LancasterTherin Lies the Truth2nd Place
Angela ShockleyInfinity3rd Place
Becky HurleyDelight in MeHonorable Mention
Drawing / Printmaking
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
John KuhenbeakerPortrait of Posey Rorrer1st Place
Cody TalleyJazzy Night2nd Place
Ashley Simpson HickokAi Church, Oak Ridge3rd Place
Vincent TurnerTiger at WarHonorable Mention
Cecilia Stapleton WilliamsA Day in SchoolHonorable Mention
Cecilia Stapleton WilliamsAmosHonorable Mention
Cecilia Stapleton WilliamsBlue Fish Print GyotokuHonorable Mention
Fiber
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Theresa ChaneyFar Far Away1st Place
Ann AndersonThe January Quilt2nd Place
Jean Ann WoodLuna Light Meezers 3rd Place
Susan MoorePond-eringHonorable Mention
Fiction
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Joni CarterWork Study1st Place
Tom LanierThe Bridge2nd Place
Steve BundyHaunted Forest3rd Place
Glass
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Randy BillingsleyLucky1st Place
Becky HurleyWho Would Ever Want to Be King?2nd Place
Susan MooreLotus Bowl3rd Place
Randy BillingsleyPurple PaneHonorable Mention
Mixed Media
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Brenda TerrellLast Caw for Crows1st Place
John KuhenbeakerToxic Twins2nd Place
Barbara SoyarsBaby Breath3rd Place
Mary Alice CollinsAbandonedHonorable Mention
Music
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Rick LeineckerCallisto1st Place
Greg MooreMiss You2nd Place
Greg MooreGood Woman and Jesus 3rd Place
Greg MooreRunnin’Honorable Mention
Non-Fiction
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Julie CampbellThe Frugal Low-Carb Challenge1st Place
Charles TisdaleBleu: The Reconstruction of the Heart2nd Place
Tom LanierIn Support of Local Lawmakers3rd Place
Oil
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Mary Alice WatkinsSpoleto1st Place
Terry McCollumForgotten School2nd Place
Lynne ConradAfternoon Walk3rd Place
John KuhenbeakerLeast BillernHonorable Mention
Carol BolesThe Great OutdoorsHonorable Mention
Judith TalbertOld Hay BarnHonorable Mention
Pastel
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
June MooneyAfter the Hurricane at Peggy’s Cove1st Place
Sylvia TroxlerAutumn Marsh2nd Place
Terry McCollumLeaving the Secret Garden McCollum3rd Place
Terry McCollumNew Blue HatHonorable Mention
Photography, Black & White
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Randy BillingsleyEvening Stroll1st Place
Joel LancasterOld Haunting Grounds2nd Place
Debra AlcornDelicate Lights3rd Place
Randy BillingsleyAppealingHonorable Mention
Photography, Color
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Cheryl GarrityVineyard at Dusk in Winter1st Place
Debra AlcornDouble Reflections2nd Place
Joel LancasterCreation, Ablution, Acculturation 3rd Place
Vickie HedrickCock of the WalkHonorable Mention
Poetry
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Charles TisdaleDouble Life 1st Place
Meagan ArringtonLove Surpasses Time2nd Place
Charles TisdaleOriginal Copy3rd Place
Charles TisdaleLiving ColorHonorable Mention
Pottery, Functional
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Jenny & Allen WaltonTwo-Faced Jar1st Place
Wesley WadeAnne's Sink2nd Place
Wesley WadeWillow Server3rd Place
Meta MooreCrystalline Pot #46 Honorable Mention
Pottery, Non-Functional
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Paul SmithArid Mojave1st Place
Ricky RivasFlaming Vase2nd Place
Muriel HughartKing of the Jungle3rd Place
William B. MooreEh-Tu RakuHonorable Mention
Sculpture
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Alex SharpSpring Symphony1st Place
Cecilia Stapleton WilliamsCleo2nd Place
Christopher WatkinsPeanut3rd Place
Jim TalleyEagle CatcherHonorable Mention
Watercolor
Artist NameTitle of WorkFinishing Place
Patricia B. ColemanDay Break1st Place
Barbara SandersLegacy of the Storm2nd Place
Judith TalbertAmaryllis3rd Place
Ellen WatkinsOver ThereHonorable Mention
Ellen WatkinsFall’s GiftHonorable Mention
Brenda TerrellFrog BabyHonorable Mention

2011 Supporters

The Fine Arts Festival Association wishes to thank the following for their support of the arts through grants:

Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation Community Needs

Beth S. Waddell, Manager, Reidsville Main Store

Kathryn Gauldin, Executive Director

Peggy J. Gammon, Vice President Retail Sales Service Manager

Del Booth & Kristi Mallow, Community Affairs

Amy Brown, Rockingham County Market Executive

David Coulson, Manager, Reidsville Supercenter

Sponors:

Mike & Anne Flanagan

Writer’s Workshop of Rockingham County

Patrons:

Anyonymous

Duane & Gloria Best

Jimmy & Lisa Cantrell

Suzanne Cowan

Dora & Frank Garnier

Vernon & Linda Link

Plastic Revolutions

Shirley Swann

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lee Watt

Judy Wilkins

Friends:

Sara Powell

Catherine Shelton

In-Kind:

The Alteration Shop

2010 Fine Arts Festival

 

Best of Show

Illuminated Too by Randy Billingsley

2010 Best of Show

 

 

 Acrylic

 

Computer Art
Drawing / Printmaking
Glass
Mixed Media
Music
Oil
Pastel
Photography, Black & White
Photography, Color
Poetry
Pottery
Prose
Sculpture
Watercolor

 

2010 Sponsors

Grants received for the 2010 Fine Arts Festival included the following:

Rockingham County Arts Council, the NC Arts Council — $ 500
Executive Director, Kathryn Gauldin

NewBridge Bank of Reidsville — $500
Amy Brown, Rockingham County Market Executive

Home Savings Bank — $1,000
Peggy J. Gammon, Vice President Retail Sales Service Mgr.

Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation Community Needs — $1,000
Beth S. Waddell, Manager, Reidsville Main Store

Walmart Supercenter, Reidsville — $250
David Coulson, Manager

Individuals:

Thank you to the following for their generous support of the 2010 show:

Donors:
Gloria & Duane Best
Ian & Alana Dunlap
Jerry Ellis
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Garnier
Sara Powell
Deobrah Alcorn

Sponsors:
Mike & Anne Flanagan

Patrons:
Alex & Donna Rothrock
David Spear
Judy Wilkins

 

About the Judges

Acrylic, Drawing/Painting/Pastel, Oil:

Molly Lithgo has a BFA in painting from the Atlanta College of Art and a MFA in painting and drawing with a minor in Art History from the UNCG. Molly is a professional artist and a full-time studio potter, exhibiting extensively throughout the state. She teaches drawing at Forsyth Technical Community College and at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Lithgo’s pottery and two-dimensional works are in private collections in Japan, Russia, Spain, Greece, and throughout the US.

Fiber:

Christy Isley Harrelson is a former resident of Rockingham County. She has an Associate’s Degree of Fine Arts from RCC and a BFA with a concentration in Textile Design from East Carolina University. Harrelson’s Senior Exposition at ECU was a creation of a Japanese Tea Room using multiple techniques such as weaving, quilting, hand dying, and fabric painting. She currently lives in Forsyth County, works as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room at Forsyth Medical Center, and continues to do artwork in her spare time.

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry:

Ginger Hendricks, Executive Director of BOOKMARKS in Winston Salem, graduated with honors from Salem
College, with a degree in communication and creative writing . She holds a MFA in Writing from Vermont College. She served for four years as the Director of the Center for Women Writers and Coordinator of Cultural Events at Salem College and from 2003 – 2005, as Assistant to the Dean of Cultural and Special Programs at Elon University. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in local as well as national journals.

Mixed Media, Watercolor:

Robert York resides in Whitsett, NC and Florida. York’s education and training include an Associate’s Degree in
Visual Arts from Averett University; a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth; a MFA from UNC, and digital art classes from Brigham Young University. York has served as Vice President of both the Burlington, NC and the Danville, VA Art Leagues and is a member of the Caswell County Alliance of the Arts. His recent exhibits include Elon
University and various venues in Florida. In addition, he is AMA Gallery Director in Lee County Florida.

Music:

A professional performing and recording musician since 1968, Mike Bennington joined Sacred Heart School in 1999 as the music teacher. Married with two children and one grandchild, his hobbies include horseback riding and raising bonsai trees. Currently, the choir director at Mt. Olivet UMC and praise and worship leader at Ascension
Lutheran, he also owns and operates The Piano Factory where he sells, tunes, and repairs pianos. In addition, he sells real estate with Baldwin and Associates Realty.

Photography Black & White, Photography Color:

Athena Varounis was trained by the chief of Time & Life’s Photography Department before she entered Wilson College (PA) where she earned a BFA and worked as their photographer for four years. She later became the first female police photographer in NJ. For 25 years, Varounis was a Special Agent with the FBI and became Unit Chief of the Special Photographic Unit. She directed photographic operations for all forensic and crime scene photography, all publication and public relations photography, official portraits, and photographic processing. She represented the FBI nationally and internationally addressing photographic issues. Since retiring, Varounis’ photographs have been published in Franklin County Ghosts, collaboration with Reidsville resident Deborah Heinecker. Varounis resides in PA.

Pottery Functional, Pottery Non-Functional, Pottery Raku:

Charlie Tefft grew up in Maryland where he learned to create pots on the wheel at age thirteen. Although this was not his first experience with clay, its effect was profound. Charlie continued to make pots in a school environment
until he graduated in 1997 with a BFA from Guilford College. He then moved to Atlanta and began making pots full time. During those two years in Atlanta, Charlie had work published in two books, was accepted to various exhibitions, and received a Purchase Award from Skutt Kilns for his piece, Dancing Teapot. His work has also been published in Ceramic Monthly. Currently, Charlie is back in Greensboro teaching at Guilford College and making pots.

Sculpture:

Duncan Lewis has been sculpting for over 30 years and has created several large-scale outdoor public sculptures and fountains in Winston-Salem during the past 6 years. Duncan works in several materials including wood, metal, stone, clay and concrete. He maintains a bronze foundry, teaches part-time at Salem College, as well as holding
sculpture workshops. He resides in Rural Hall, NC. You can visit his website at www.chickenfarmstudio.com