Kudos are in Order!

Congratulations are in order for some of the Studio School students and instructors!

  • Expressions is the museum’s annual open-entry, judged art exhibit. It’s the exhibit that brings the most visitors to Piedmont Arts each year, said Heidi Pinkston, the Director of Exhibitions for Piedmont Arts.
 This year’s Expressions has a total of 236 pieces by 136 area artists, a steady increase in participation which has been occurring over the past five years, she said.

Area residents and members of Lynwood Artists are able to enter one or two pieces of art which have been completed in the past 24 months.

“Sometimes it’s so surprising when you see a friend’s or somebody’s artwork in here, and you had no idea that they even did artwork,” said Heidi.

The exhibit was judged by Diane Kendrick, the chair of the Art Department and a professor of art at Averett University. She has a master’s degree in drawing and clay sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a bachelor’s degree in art education from East Carolina University. Her specialties are enameling, arts education and the history of monotype printing.

Mixed media-third place, “Autumn Gold” by Susan Dietrich Gring

Watercolor-First place, “Girl Reading” by Jane Iten

Purchase Awards- “Parkway Estate” by Betty Williamson, sponsored by Chris’s Custom Framing

  • 2017 Virginia Watercolor Society- Mike Bailey, Juror
    Students accepted, Ruth Lefko, Sally Mook, Gayle Cooley, Pam Ogden, Jane Schafer, Angela Shields
    And staff; Jane Frank Tracy Budd and Vera Dickerson….9 of the 81 accepted into the show!

  • New River Juried Biennial Juried Show-Amy Shawley, juror
    Gina Louthian-Stanley, honorable mention