Artists of the Carolinas 2017 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Artists of the Carolinas 2017 competition! Judging by the level of work represented in this year’s show, 2017 seemed to be a great year for Carolina artists. We had a lot of great talent represented, and it was a tough decision as usual. Thanks again to our judge, Lisë Swenson of the Hickory Museum of Art for helping us with the competition. And, as always, thanks to the many artists who participated in this year’s competition. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

First Place:
Deb Lovewell with “Poncho”

Second Place:
Robert Webb with “Bison Skull”

Third Place:
Liz McKay with “Sticks and Stones IV”

Honorable Mention:
Karen Banker with “Almost There”

Honorable Mention:
Phyllis Vanhoy with “Ah! Sweet Landing”

Honorable Mention:
Stacey Pilkington-Smith with “Moon Girl”

Honorable Mention:
Kathy Goodson with “Ferris Wheel”

Merit Award:
Vickie Jo Franks with “Summer”