Art Show

Winners announced for Smith Mountain Arts Council 32nd Annual Art Show

Smith Mountain Lake, October 22, 2021 – Marita Cheney, chair of the Smith Mountain Arts Council 32nd Annual Art Show is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s event. They are:

Viewing the Art
Best in Show
Roger Firestone, Oil, Taking a Break
 Category: Oil Painting
First Place: Susan Bradbury, Catch Me if You Can
Second Place: Hannah Dunagan, Heritage
Merit: Lisa Darbareiner, Rhenfro and Jaxx
Category: Acrylic Painting
First Place: Jane Schafer, Quick Buff
Second Place: Mimi McHale, Moonlit Sanctuary
Merit: Elaine Wilson, Reflections of Peggy’s Cove
Category: Watercolor Painting
First Place: Patricia Carr, Colors of White
Second Place: Roger Firestone, The Looking Point
Merit: Rita Carroll, Hydrangea 
Category: Mixed Media (Pastel, Pencil, Stained Glass, Sculpture, Quilt, Wood)
First Place: Dan Madar, Wood Turning, Pyrography & Ink Bowl, Pima Basket
Second Place: Cheryl Nylund, Fabric Collage, Imaginary Lady
Merit: Hannah Dunagan, Graphite, Self Portrait
Merit: Anne Taylor, Paper Quilling, In the Still of the Night
Merit: David Eakin, Goache, Yellow Fields IV
Merit: Shelley LaTriell, Stained Glass, Autumn Moon
Category: Student Awards
First Place: Lindsey Spangler, Colored Pencil, Truck on Map/Break the Journey
Second Place: Lily Lemmon, Graphite, Portrait in Graphite
Merit: Landon Grisso, ,Chair-Highway 122 
People’s Choice Award
Hannah Dunnigan, Oil, Heritage

The first-place winners in each category received a $100 prize; the second-place winners each received a $50 prize. Best in Show winner received a $400 prize. The generosity of the Art Show sponsors made each of these awards possible. The People’s Choice Award, funded by contributions made during the show, netted over $285 for Hannah Dunnigan and made it the second award for her oil painting, Heritage.

Judge Jane Stogner spent Thursday reviewing the 164 adult and youth submissions and offered congratulatory comments for the winners. Jane commented “Just Wow! This was one of the best art shows ever in this area.  An extremely talented group of artists.” Art Show chair Marita Cheney was enthusiastic about the turn-out as well as the outstanding number and quality of pieces submitted. “It is wonderful to celebrate our community of artists who make this show exceptional and we appreciate the sponsors who make this show possible.”

Jane is well known by many in the art community.  She has made a positive impact on hundreds of young artist while teaching at Ferrum College.

2021 Art Show Photo Gallery