Local artists receive awards in annual Icehouse show
Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011 8:02 pm
Fifty-eight artists from Kentucky and Tennessee submitted over 115 entries to be considered for this year’s show and 77 pieces were selected for the show by Dale Leys, professor of art at Murray (Ky.) State University.
Leys was especially impressed with the entries in the photography category and awarded the Best of Show to a photograph. Winners included:
• The West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation’s Best of Show award was presented to Beckye Norton of Martin for her photograph, “Weathered.”
• Jason Stout, also of Martin, won the John Cook Memorial Award for first place in drawing for “See See Rider.” Second place in drawing, sponsored by Dr. Donald and Carol Dowdy, went to David O. Carrico of Paris for “The Barn’s Last Legs.”
• Frederick Merida of Farmington, Ky., placed first in sculpture for “Elysian,” sponsored by Mary Jackson-Haugen. Second place in sculpture, sponsored by Mayberry Antiques, was awarded to John C. Moore of Mayfield for “Terrascape.”
• The first-place Fiber/Mixed Media award, sponsored by Barbara Heath, went to Margaret Merida of Farmington, Ky., for “Magentascape.” Second place in Fiber/Mixed Media, sponsored by Stones Drugs went to Carolyn Daniels of Benton, Ky., for “Audubon Park.”
• First place in Photography, sponsored by Mayfield Messenger Corporation, was awarded to Emily Parham of Mayfield for “Ashes.” Cynthia Elder of Fancy Farm, Ky., won second place in Photography for “Lowes Truck,” sponsored by Food Giant and Greer’s Neon Company.
• Jenny Fuller of Paducah, Ky., won the Betty Cook Memorial Award for first place in painting for “Dogwood in Fall.” Second place in painting, sponsored by West Kentucky Rural Electric, went to Joyce Keeling of Calvert City, Ky.,for “My Ideal of Flowers.”
• David O. Carrico’s “Weighing the Apples” won the Darlene Phipps Memorial Award for Recognition of Excellence in Oil Painting Realism, while H. Marie Dolchan’s watercolor, “Vase of Iris,” was awarded the Laurel Oak Garden Club Award for Best Botanical Representation.
• One merit award, sponsored by Bud Qualk, went to Keith Thomas of Fancy Farm for his painting, “Rectory.”
The Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild is a non-profit community arts center located in the historic Ice House, 120 North 8th St. (corner of North and North Eighth streets) in Mayfield. The center is accessible to people with disabilities and admission is free. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
For more information, contact the guild at (270) 247-6971, by email at Icehousearts@att.net or on the web at www.icehousearts.org.