EXHIBIT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC — Saturday, August 14, 9am through Friday, September 24, 12pm. Open weekdays from 8:30am–5pm or by appointment by calling (828) 838-9806.
AWARDS — THE COMPETITION IS JURIED.
1st Place: $500 | 2nd Place: $200 | 3rd Place: $100 | PEOPLE’S CHOICE: $50.
*Winners will be notified before the exhibition opens. Except People’s Choice. People’s Choice Award will be voted for by visitors to the Galleries between August 14 to August 21. Winning entries will be posted online. *Prizes will be mailed to the winners.
JUDGE: Artist, Steve Brooks – Brooks was born in Augusta, GA and has lived in Hickory since he was seven years old. Brooks holds a B.A. in fine art from Washington & Lee University and an MFA in painting from the University of NC at Greensboro and a degree in furniture design from Kendall College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Additionally, he has studied at the Art Student League in New York and the Savannah College of Art & Design. He has exhibited widely throughout the region at museums and galleries and is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence. He has taught art and history at several NC schools, worked in museums including the Cone Museum in Greensboro, designed furniture for Henredon and Zagaroli & Co.
The decisions of the judge are final.
JUDGE'S STATEMENT: The judge's overall perception of this exhibit is its exceptional in overall quality and broad scope of work. The variety is refreshing and a pleasure to view. It was a challenge because there are so many strong pieces to judge!
2020 1st Place Winner: ‘Little Chick’
By artist Randy Clontz