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Vicksburg Art Association congratulates winners and closes a successful spring show



Vicksburg Art Association
(Credit: Vicksburg Art Association)

The Vicksburg Art Association closed its Members’ Exhibition on Wednesday at 4 p.m after a successful spring art show.

Artists from all over Vicksburg came together to display their works in a strikingly diverse gallery. The art show lasted from Saturday through Wednesday. Winners were selected by Ron Lindsey and were announced on Saturday evening at the reception.

A huge congratulations is in order for all of the artists involved. The show featured a very eclectic turn out of work and intrigued guests from all over. An even bigger congratulations is due for the winners; their hard work and passion for painting paid off with well earned recognition and prizes.

Overall Winners:

  • 1st Place, Best of Show:

    Overall first place "Achieving Balance"

    First place overall, first place Fiber, “Achieving Balance” by Luanne Salgado. (Photo by James Biedenbach)

  • 2nd Place:

    "Striped Vase" by Jean Blue.

    Second place Best of Show, first place Acrylic, third place People’s Choice, “Striped Vase” by Jean Blue. (Photo by James Biedenbach)

  • 3rd Place:

    "Cousin Chinquapin Here" by Derek Perkins.

    Third place Best of Show, second place acrylic “Cousin Chinquapin Here” by Derek Perkins. (Photo by James Biedenbach)

Acrylic Category Winners:

  • 1st Place: Jean Blue, “Striped Vase”
  • 2nd Place: Derek Perkins, “Cousin Chinquapin Here!”
  • 3rd Place: Chester O. Martin, “A Fine Day’s Catch”

Photo Color Category Winners:

  • 1st Place: Randy Jolly, “Earl’s”
  • 2nd Place: Leon Hollis III, “From Can to Can’t”
  • 3rd Place: Leslie Horton, “Butterfly”

Photo Mono Category Winners:

  • 1st Place: Leslie Horton, “Snow”
  • 2nd Place: Leslie Horton, “Prissy”
  • 3rd Place: Justin Wilkins, “Breaktime”

Miniatures Winners:

  • 1st Place: Jean Blue, “Avocados”
  • 2nd Place: Joseph Johnson, “Checker Game”
  • 3rd Place: James Smith hart, “Boy 1”

Drawing Category Winners:

  • 1st Place: Carolyn Switzer, “Merlin”
  • 2nd Place: Benjamin Ivey, “Baptism”
  • 3rd Place: Joseph Johnson, “Hercules”

Mixed Media Category Winners:

  • 1st Place: Lesley Silver, “Metamorphosis”
  • 2nd Place: Randy Jolly, “Sight Line”
  • 3rd Place: Benjamin Ivey, “The Prayer of Jonah”

Print Category Winners:

  • 1st Place: Sandra Ford, “Downtown Vicksburg”
  • 2nd Place: Sandra Ford, “Fish II”

Digital Imagery Category Winners:

  • 1st Place: Benjamin Ivey, “Whitty the Three Legged Dog”
  • 2nd Place: Kara Atwood, “Black Widow”
  • 3rd Place: Kara Atwood, “Native American Painting”

Oil Category Winners:

  • 1st Place: Richard Taylor, “Corn Crib”
  • 2nd Place: James Smithhart, “Oil #2”
  • 3rd Place: Terry Turman, “The Cat and the Fox”

Watercolor Catgory Winners:

  • 1st Place: Keith Matthews: “Sunlight Sonata”
  • 2nd Place: Keith Matthews: “Baby Blue Willy”
  • 3rd Place: James Smithhart, “Wind in Her Hair”

Fiber Category Winners:

  • 1st Place: Luanne Salgado, “Achieving Balance
  • 2nd Place: Sharon Davis, “Sista:
  • 3rd Place: Glynn Lassiter, “Medallion Quilt”

Three Dimensional Category Winners:

  • 1st Place: Keith Matthews, “In God’s Hands”
  • 2nd Place: Carrie Roebuck, “The Offering”
  • 3rd Place: Luanne Salgado, “Counting Coup”

Fine Craft Category Winners:

  • 1st Place: Kathe Lawton, “Catch Me if You Can”
  • 2nd Place: Kathe Lawton, “Bunny Planter”
  • 3rd Place: Lisa Grant, “Flamenco”

The people who attended the showing on the first night were also able to vote for their favorite pieces overall in the show. Three artists took home prizes and ribbons for the People’s Choice.

People’s Choice Awards Winners:

  • 1st Place: Carrie Roebuck, “Gatsby’s Girl”
  • 2nd Place: Keith Matthews, “Sunlight Sonata”
  • 3rd Place: Jean Blue, “Striped Vase”

The Vicksburg Art Association plans to hold its Fall Exhibition in October.

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