Ice House names art show winners

Ice House names art show winners

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 9:33 pm

The Messenger 11.14.11

“Impressions 2011,” Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild’s annual juried show, will be on display at the Ice House Gallery, located at 120 North Eighth St. in Mayfield, until Nov. 30.
This is the 20th year for the show, and it has been a popular show for artists of this region, a spokesman said.
Fifty-eight  artists from Kentucky and Tennessee submitted more than 115 entries to be considered for this year’s show. Seventy-seven pieces were selected for the show by Dale Leys, professor of art at Murray State University.
Leys was especially impressed with the entries in the photography category and awarded the Best of Show to a photograph, a spokeman said.
Award 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 of Martin won the John Cook Memorial Award for first place in drawing for “See See Rider.”
• Second place 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 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 for “Magentascape.”
• Second place 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 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.
• 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. in Mayfield. The center is accessible to individuals with disabilities and admission is free. Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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