June 19, 2024


Life is art

Fifteenth Annual Juried Member Art Exhibit held at Nixon Centre

Fifteenth Annual Juried Member Art Exhibit held at Nixon Centre

Michael Montgomery’s “Highlands” was awarded Most effective in Display at the 15th Annual Juried Member Artwork Exhibit.


The Newnan-Coweta Art Association held a reception for the 15th Annual Juried Member Art Exhibit on Tuesday, June 21, at the Donald W. Nixon Centre for Doing and Visible Arts.

For this show, there were 5 groups: pictures, painting, mixed media, sculpture/ceramics and drawing/pastels. “Highlands,” an oil portray by Michael Montgomery, was awarded Ideal in Clearly show.

Other winners include:

  • Best in Portray: “What We Are, What We Will Be” by Michael Sawecki
  • Most effective in Drawing & Pastel: “Miss Kitty” by Ulla Strickland
  • Finest in Blended Media: “The Backyard of Friendship” by Dianne Cutler
  • Very best in Sculpture & Ceramics: “The Princess” by Charles Tryon
  • Greatest in Photography: “Breakout” by Teresa Foshee

There have been 10 honorable mentions. Moreover, Coweta County seniors Drew McBride, Reghan Denkert, and Emma Willingham were awarded $1,000 scholarships for their submitted items.

Micheal Montgomery, winner of best in present, was an illustrator for 40 years and has accomplished political cartoons for newspapers and illustrations for magazines. As he obtained older his eyesight worsened, which created it more difficult to see pen and ink drawings, so he begun to paint.

“I take into account myself an illustrator, not an artist,” Montgomery mentioned. “I want my paintings to spark a story in your head. A painting will thrive or fail with the drawing driving it, not the colour on best.”

Teresa Foshee, winner of very best in pictures, is co-president of the NCAA, and has been on the committee given that 2016. In her get the job done, she generally employs images of cars, trucks and architecture. “Breakout” is labeled as a polyptych, which has four or much more panels.

“When I make an summary graphic, I just take modest elements of particular person visuals that I uncover intriguing,” Foshee claimed. “I can obtain artwork in something.”

Proceeds from this show will go to artwork provides for Coweta County Faculties.

20220629-Highlands.jpg?mtime=20220701155115#asset:76867Michael Montgomery’s “Highlands” was awarded Best in Demonstrate at the 15th Once-a-year Juried Member Art Exhibit.