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Trenholm Artists Guild announces award winners in 41st Spring Juried Exhibit


Lady of the Lake II by Dale Bishop

Lady of the Lake II by Dale Bishop

The Trenholm Artists Guild (TAG) announced the winners of its 41st Spring Juried Exhibit at a reception May 13. The exhibit is open to the public during store hours through Wednesday, June 29, at Best Mattress, 2930 Devine Street.

The show includes more than 50 two- and three-dimensional art pieces created by renowned Midlands-area artists.

The judge for the show was artist Jane Allen Nodine, distinguished professor emerita and retired gallery director at the University of South Carolina Upstate. In 1999, Nodine was selected by the South Carolina State Museum and the South Carolina Arts Commission as one of the 100 most significant artists in South Carolina during the 20th Century.

Denise Greer’s mixed media on art board, titled Tempest, was awarded Best of Show. John Derhammer won first place with an oil on canvas work titled Covered Garage. Earning second place honors was also an oil painting on canvas titled Lady of the Lake II, by Dale Bishop.

Al Leitch took the third-place award with a pastel work titled South Battery Street. Merit awards were awarded to Jamie Peterson ( Patriot, oil on wood) and Barbara Howell ( Portrait I, pen and pencil on paper).

Tempest by Denise Greer

Tempest by Denise Greer

In the photography division, the first-place winner was Harold Blackwood for his Bridge to Imagination. Second place was awarded to Ed Shmunes for his Safety in Numbers. The judge deemed four additional works noteworthy—Mary Hendrix’s Boxcar Baby, Jean Lamasto’s The Road Back, Frankie Wolf’s I Am Mountain, and John Hodge’s Nature of Balance. TAG has more than 90 members, including amateur and professional artists who work in all media.

TAG was created to encourage and stimulate the practice and appreciation of the creative arts among the people living in the midlands of South Carolina. To achieve this goal, TAG works cooperatively with other groups to help build audiences and participation in the arts.

Established in 1971, TAG is an incorporated, non-profit organization located in Columbia. It is designated an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Safety in Numbers by Ed Schmunes

Safety in Numbers by Ed Schmunes

More information on TAG is available at www.trenholmartistsguild.org.

Covered Garage by John Derhammer

Covered Garage by John Derhammer

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