Fine Arts Festival 2010

The Arts Council of Moore County (ACMC) created the Fine Arts Festival in 1980 to provide incentive for local artists to improve their technique and a place to showcase and sell their artwork. The festival has since grown into a major exhibit featuring artwork by artists from all over the country. The event also includes an art competition where the entries are judged in nine categories and $2,500 in cash prizes and ribbons are awarded.

Congratulations to the following winners
of the 2010 Fine Arts Festival

“The Village Smithy” (photograph) by James McGill

“The Penn Marydels” (watercolor) by Betsey MacDonald

Awards given in memory of Elizabeth Morrison Barron, who entered the Fine Arts Festival for many years and received several awards, including the 2003 People’s Choice Award.
1st place:  “Red Sneakers” by Betty McDaniel
2nd place:  “Fiesta” by C.J. Calvin
3rd place:  “Peaches, Pears, Plums” by Frances Dillon
Honorable Mention:
“Billy’s Big Day” by David Latham
“M.J. Drum” by Frank Pierce

1st place:  “Net Casting at Calabash” by Betty Hendrix
2nd place:  “Coffee Break Roses” by George Rose
3rd place:  “The Best of Charleston” by Josephine Borthwick
Honorable Mention:
“Study in Green” by Ulli Misegades

1st place:  “Symphony” by Lewis Pate
2nd place:  “She Loves Horses” by Denise Ferrari
3rd place:  “Family Matters:  Transformer Stage” by Sandy Stratil
Honorable Mention:
“Havana Wash Day” by Harry Lane Wurster

1st place:  “Enlaces” by Kristen Clark
2nd place:  “Summer Breeze” by Linda Bruening
3rd place:  “Coming Home from the Hunt” by Carol Butler
Honorable Mention:
“Carry On” by Stephen Ritchie
“Desire” by Thomas Bizzette Mattocks
“Two Boats” by Burma Cardwell

Awards given in memory of Edward Green, long-time volunteer photographer for ACMC.
1st place:  “The Village Smithy” by James McGill
2nd place:  “The Parasol” by Tim Sayer
3rd place:  “A Week of Solitude” by Barbara Touchette
Honorable Mention:
“Blood Lust” by Michael Stratil
“Reality Tunnel” by Fenton Wilkinson
“Pier” by Kimberly Sinsley
“Where in the World” by Cassie Butler

1st place:  “Formal” by Denise Baker
2nd place:  “Backlit” by Betsey MacDonald

1st place:  “Traveling Buddies” by Yoshiko Poindexter
2nd place:  “The Whispering Moons Remember What is Forgotten” by Kathy Hopwood
3rd place:  “Square Peg” by Katherine Arnold

1st place:  “Before Sun Up” by Ann Campbell
2nd place:  “A Lasting Magnolia” by Lauren Bobo
3rd place:  “Letting Go” by June Rollins
Honorable Mention:
“Yesteryear” by Caroline Love
“Go West” by Nancy Yanchus
“Bath, England Sojourn” by Nathan Pridgen
“Island Topography” by Tommy McDonell
“Nina Simone, vocalist & pianist” by A. Jones Rodgers

JUDGE:  Peter Nisbet, Chief Curator, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A Purchase Award is the opportunity for businesses and individuals to support the festival artists by pledging to purchase artwork prior to the festival. In addition to selling their artwork, the artist also receive a ribbon.

Tommy McDonnell, “Island Topography,” watercolor
Purchased by Dr. Catherine Hart of New York, NY

Helen Ozment, “Where’s the Flock,” watercolor
Purchased by Laurie Rich of Laurie Rich Catering

Terri Birkhauser, “Lo Strettioio,” oil
Purchased by Dr. Bill Terry of Pinehurst Surgical Clinic

Dian Moore, “Stone Tug,” mixed media
Purchased by Ginny Thomasson of Holden, Thomasson & Longfellow

Nancy Yanchus, “Madeline,” watercolor
Purchased by Ginny Thomasson of Holden, Thomasson & Longfellow

Shirley App, “Sunflowers,” oil
Purchased by Bobby & Susie Hatcher of H&R Block

Courtney Herndon, “Little River,” oil
Purchased by Bobby & Susie Hatcher of H&R Block

Debra Rhodes Smith, “Gull Guard,” photography
Purchased by Wendy Beaver of Charles Schwab & Co.

Iva Peele, “Varanasi Sunset,” photography
Purchased by Denis McCullough of Denis McCullough Interior Design

Sandy Scott, “Elegance Series I,” watercolor
Purchased by Pinky Doyle of Re/Max of the Pines

Carol Butler, “Coming Home from the Hunt,” oil
Purchased by Stuart Fulghum of K.F.S. Design

Linda Bruening, “Summer Breeze,” oil
Tommy McDonell of Pinehurst

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