Art Show

Smith Mountain Arts Council 33rd Annual Art Show - 2022

Call for Artists!

The show kicks off with an opening night reception and awards ceremony on Friday, October 21, 6:00 -7:30 p.m. The show continues on Saturday Oct 22, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and concludes on Sunday Oct 23, Noon to 2:00 p.m. This year’s art show judge is David Eakin.

When: October 21, 22, and 23, 2022
Where: Bethlehem United Methodist Church 13586 Old Moneta Road, Moneta, Virginia 24121

This year’s five categories include:
1. Oil
2. Acrylic
3. Watercolor
4. Mixed media/Other (Pastel, Pencil, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Wood Working, etc)
5. Youth

Deadline for Entry: October 1, 2022.
We encourage you to invite fellow artist to join us for this wonderful community event!

David Eakin, VWS, BWS, SW - Judge

David Eakin

About David Eakin

A native Virginian resides in Forest, VA, David Eakin received degrees in fine art from Ferrum College and Lynchburg College.

He has studied watercolor with Karen Bowden and Don Andrews; watermedia with Robert Burridge, Carol Barnes, Kathleen Conover, Vera Dickerson and Nancy Stark. Since 1999 he has been studying oil & gouache with Rosalie Day White of Lynchburg, VA. He paints in oil, gouache and acrylic.

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Taos Nights

David is a signature member of the Virginia Watercolor Society, the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Southern Watercolor Society. He currently is the chairman of the Annual Lynchburg Art Festival. In 1996, he joined Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg. David was a co-chair of the 2014 Virginia Watercolor Society’s 35th Exhibition. His studio is located at The Art on 12TH Studios #7 located above the Art Box, 422 12th Street in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia.

In 2020 David had a painting accepted into the American Watercolor Society as well as the National Watercolor Society. His work has been selected for Virginia juried exhibitions in Lynchburg, Lexington, Danville, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Blacksburg, Abington, Pulaski, Fredericksburg, Staunton, Hampton and Richmond as well as national & international juried shows in California, Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Minnesota and Maryland. He has received awards for his work in regional as well as national exhibitions.

2022 – Group Award, Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Exhibition
2021 – Hahnemühle Paper Award – Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Exhibition
2020 – Holbein USA Award, Southern Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition
2021 – Merit Award Smith Mountain Lake Art Show
2021 –Award of Excellence, Show your Best, Lynchburg Art club,
2021 – 2nd Place Award, Oils-56th Annual Bath County Art Show
2021 – Honorable Mention, 89th Annual Lynchburg Civic Art Show

He exhibits work at The Lynchburg Art Festival & Art Club; Alleghany Highlands Arts & Craft Center, Clifton Forge, VA;
and at Studio 7 / The Art Box in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia.
You can see more of David’s work at –

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Winners announced for Smith Mountain Arts Council 32nd Annual Art Show (2021)

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:

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

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