Landmark art captures the Simpson effect

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"River Dreaming" by Rebecca Davis. First place overall and a purchase award. Judge's comments: "Softness of light captured beautifully/effectively, sets a mood — aderes to theme, good composition and value, adept use of watercolor."


From staff reports

Friday, September 14, 2018

Art themed around the books of noted author Bland Simpson covering the history and culture of northeastern North Carolina were rewarded at the Arts of the Albemarle 32nd Annual Landmark Show and Competition awards ceremony.

Winners of the annual competition were named during the Sept. 7 Elizabeth City Artwalk.

Juror for the competition was artist Heather Gerni, of Pittsboro, who also held an Intuitive Painting Workshop Sept. 8-9 at the AoA.

First Place was awarded to "River Dreaming" by Rebecca Davis.

Second Place was awarded "Beautiful Nature II" by Barbara Wachter.

Third Place was awarded to  "pask-e-tan-ki" by Jeff Whelan.

Taking honorable mention in the competition were: “Wetlands” by Dru Thompson; "Winter Flight" by Lynn Hines; "Mystery of Nell" by Rebecca Davis; "Steamed & Shucked" by Marilyn Heiser; and "The Hunt" by Bernard Ruetten.

Special citations were awarded to "Canal, Made in America" by Katherine Wassink, winner of the John Filer Memorial Award and sponsor's choice award. 

Also, to "Site X" by Jaquelin Perry, winner of the Wassink Family Memorial Award.

(All winning entries can be viewed at DailyAdvance.com.)