Art Show

The Art Show is a popular, annual, non-juried exhibition of original artwork in a variety of genres by regional artists of all ages. Several cash awards are presented at the opening reception. A People’s Choice award is also presented at the close of the exhibition.

Past Event: 34th Annual Art Show - 2023

See winners list and gallery below.

When: October 20, 21, and 22, 2023

  • Friday Oct 20 - Opening Reception 6-8pm. Awards announced at 6:45 pm
  • Saturday Oct 21 - Exhibit hours: 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday Oct 22 - Exhibit hours : 12-2

Reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Where: The location for this year’s art show is:

Kaleidoscope Church
2500 Hardy Rd.
Hardy, Virginia

This location is 2.5 miles from the Booker T Washington/ Hardy Rd traffic circle.

The Judge for this year’s art show was Tracy Budd. 

tracy budd

Tracy is a regional artist who teaches at the Studio School in Roanoke Va. 

She paints her “life” in her watermedia and mixed media paintings. Growing up in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Tracy’s attraction to the landscape and people and places around her, dominated her artwork. Her painting is a vehicle in which to portray her feelings about her subject. Painting is a language that she finds fascinating, and her goal is to engage the viewer and make them feel the way she does about a subject, using color, shape, value, texture and PAINT!

Learn more about Tracy at

2023 Art Show Winners

Best in Show:
Mimi McHale “Wildflower”
Judith Cain Memorial Awards:
Shelley LaTreill and Dan Madar
Student Awards:
First Place C. Nininger “ Sunflowers”
Second Place: Cora Perretta. “A Little Rusty”
Merit Award:Audrey Pritt “ The Lovers Redrawn “
Mixed Media Category 
First: Hannah Dunagan: “ Sign of Abundance”
Second Place: Casey Weston: “ Eternal Traveler”
Merit: Patricia Carr” In the Spirit of His Maker”
First Place: Dennis Johnson “Big Splash”
Second Place: Nancy Ostroff “ Barn Shadow”
Merit: Melissa Pilkington “ Dragonfly”
First Place :Beth Rodgers “Sisters on Mirror Lake”
Second Place:Patti Jones “ I Lift my Eyes to the Mountain “
Merit: Elaine Wilson “Ole Soul”
First Place: Hannah Dunagan. ”More Precious than Rubies”
Second: Leah Thompson  “Long Line, Short Fuse”
Merit: Mark Johnson “ Golden Beets”

With Gratitude to our Sponsors

It is through the generous charitable support of our community that makes this show
a success! Thank you for your kindness!
Elizabeth Ashton and Terry Naylor
Artfully Framed at the Lake
Bald Knob Artists
Bedford Landings
Martha Bowers
John Crawford and Sheridan Brown
Marita and Eric Cheney
Phil Hager Insurance
Phyllis Dudley Johnson
Dianna Weiner
Charles Walker
Clif and Christine Collins
James L. and Mary Lou Koons
Kathleen Riordan
Kathryn and Geoff Orth
Philip Sheridan
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Past Event : 33rd Annual Art Show - 2022

When: October 21, 22, and 23, 2022

Where: Bethlehem United Methodist Church
13586 Old Moneta Road
Moneta, Virginia 24121


David Eakin, VWS, BWS, SW - Judge

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.

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, VA.
You can see more of David’s work at –

2022 - Winners announced for Smith Mountain Arts Council 33rd Annual Art Show

Smith Mountain Lake, October 22, 2022 – 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
Patricia T. Carr, Watercolor, Hope Chest

Category: Oil Painting
First Place: Lynda Young, Balloon Lady
Second Place: MJ Thomas, First Blush
Merit: Denise Swayne, Good Morning

Category: Acrylic Painting
First Place: Beth Rodgers, Bumblebee on Beebalm Blossom
Second Place: Patti M. Jones, Emerging Spring
Merit: William J. England, Lord Chesterfield

Category: Watercolor Painting
First Place: Dennis Johnson, Petunia Basket
Second Place: Nancy Ostroff, Joy
Merit: Purnell Pettyjohn, Oranges Galore

Category: Mixed Media (Pastel, Pencil, Stained Glass, Sculpture, Quilt, Wood)
First Place: Wanda Crowder with Alcohol Ink, Harriet the Sea Turtle
Second Place: Laura Burk, Darning Black Eyed Susans
Merit: Betty Williamson, Turtle Crossing

Category: Student Awards
First Place: Abby Harding with Pen and Ink, Jackie Chan
Second Place: Delaney Reed, Succulent
Merit: Lindsey Spangler with Acrylic, Gingerbread

Judith Cain Memorial Awards
Drew DeNeal, Potts Mountain, Catawba VA
Shelly LaTreill, Stained Glass Sculpture, Tribute

People’s Choice Award
Mary Geihsler, pastel, Aussie

Artist’s Choice Award
Beth Rodgers, Acrylic, Bumblebee on Beebalm Blossom

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