Pee Dee Regional Art winners
Winners of 2016 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition were announced at the opening reception on Jan. 14 held in the Florence County Museum’s adjunct gallery, The Waters Gallery, at 135 South Dargan St. First place in this year’s competition was awarded to Colleen A. Critcher of Florence for her painting “Pomegranates in the Garden.”
The other award winners include second-place oil painting by Hartsville resident Jim Boden, titled “Lot and His Daughters,” and third place, “Morai,” by Hartsville artist Adrian Rhodes. The honorable mention was awarded to the sculpture titled, “The Last Being,” by James Knowles of Cheraw. The competition was sponsored by Chick-fil-A and the reception hosted by the museum.
Artist James Busby of Chapin served as the competition juror overseeing the selection of works and awards for this year’s exhibition. The exhibit this year is composed of 26 works of art selected from 125 submissions by 55 artists representing northeastern South Carolina. This year’s exhibit is comprised from a variety of paintings, mixed media, prints, drawings, photography and three-dimensional works.
It is open to the public and will remain on display through March 18. Visitors are invited to inspect this year’s selection and cast their vote for the Jo Ann Fender Scarborough People’s Choice Award. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will be open through Sunday, March 6. The exhibit can be viewed at the Florence County Museum Waters Gallery, 135 South Dargan Street, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.