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Miniature Art Show, Competition winners

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Good life, News, Arts & Culture, Local News

Miniature Art Show, Competition winners
WINNERS – From left, Laurie Keeton, Beth Woodall, Doug Gray, Tiffany Harrell and Katherine Barker.

The fourth annual Lynda English Miniature Art Show and Competition award-winners were announced Nov. 28 during a reception at the studio.

Adult first-place award winner was Doug Gray for his Surreptitious Terrain: “Waterway”, Ceramics. Beth Woodall won second place for her “Approaching Storms”, and Laurie Keeton won third place for her “Waiting for Carl Jr.” People’s Choice Award went to Tiffany Harrell for “Pop!”

Student award wins went to Deeya Khambhaita, first place, for “Ocean Adventure: Lit Flame;” Katie Kirby, second place, for “Dreamer;” and Katherine Barker, third place, for “Love Yourself.” Deeya also won Student People’s Choice Award for ”Sunset Forest.”

“We began this competition to teach emerging artists and our youth how to compete in a show. We help them through the process. Also, it is a challenge to work small, and it teaches the artist a great skill. We want the artists to be able to view their work from the eyes of friends, buyers, and judges,” said Lynda English of Lynda English Studio Gallery. “The works are for sale and several of our small works have already sold. The show will hang and works will be for sale until Dec. 18.”

Judge Kimberly Washburn of the Florence County Museum commented on the adult first place winner’s piece, “This work exemplifies an artist’s successful use of materials paired with subject matter. The texture, both physical and implied, in this small ceramic piece create the perfect surface for landscape imagery. …”

Washburn said of the youth first-place winner Deeya Khambhaita’s ‘Ocean Adventure: Lit Flame,’ “This wonderful composition is one of four works that can be viewed separately or together or a variety of arrangements. Good use of movement and color.”

Lynda English Studio Gallery is located at 403 Second Loop Road in Florence. For more information about the art show or classes and workshops, call 843-673-9144 or visit

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