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30th Annual Juried Competition Winners Announced

ROCK HILL, SC – The Arts Council of York County announced the awards for the 30th Annual Juried Competition at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM. Works accepted to the Juried Competition are on exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from June 14 – July 28, 2019.

Each year, the Annual Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.

JUROR | Amy Herman

Goodyear Arts, Co-Director

Amy Herman is an artist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and her BFA in Fine Art from Michigan State University. Her photographs have been shown on the international level and are included in the permanent collections of the Kiyosota Museum of Photography, Cassilhaus, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. She teaches photography at Central Piedmont Community College and co-directs Goodyear Arts.

There were 196 entries by 89 artists from 40 cities and 8 states. Of those entries, Herman selected 35 works to be displayed in the 30th Annual Juried Competition exhibition in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts.

Awards were presented to:

Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show: Bright Edges by Lila Shull | Knoxville, TN

1st Place: 801 by Dana Jones | Greenville, SC

2nd Place: Since III by J. Michael Simpson | Rock Hill, SC

3rd Place: Body by Rebecca Lipps | Charlotte, NC

Honorable Mention: Dark Matter by Todd McDonald | Seneca, SC

Honorable Mention: Man with Handcrafted Polyhedron by Orion Wertz | Pineville, NC

Honorable Mention: And Then There Were Five by Brianna Wilson | Kingstree, SC

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards are sponsored by Kathy and Larry Wilson.

Elizabeth Louise Dunlap Patrick, a Rock Hill native, was born in Feb 1936 in Rock Hill. Lib was an avid supporter of the arts. She gave freely of her time and patronage to the Arts Council; served on the Gallery Committee and underwrote the awards for the annual Juried Competition for nearly ten years. Lib was a generous and ardent participant at the annual art auctions for many years, and she collected pottery from North and South Carolina potters whose work she championed. She also sponsored activities and events for the Yorkville Artist Guild. She supported her alma mater, Winthrop University, serving on alumni boards and reunion committees. Because of her generous support of the arts at Winthrop, the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery was named in her honor in 1999. Also, Lib was among the first group of honorees for the Medal of Honor for the Arts.

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 9AM-6 PM; Friday, 9 AM-5 PM; and the 2nd and 4th weekends - Saturdays, 10 AM-2 PM; Sundays, 2 PM - 4 PM. O’Darby’s Fine Wine & Spirits is the presenting sponsor of the 30th Annual Juried Competition.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787, by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org, or visit our webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org.



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