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:
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.