The Museum began soliciting artwork for the show in June, and received a total of 76 entries from around the four-state region. Professor Ed Shay from SIU-Carbondale served as the juror. Shay, a contemporary artist, also loves and collects folk art. He remarked on the quality and character represented by some of the folk art entries, “This type of work comes from the heart and soul of the artist and is really reflective of their world.”
Best of Show Painting is a piece by Anne Sacora of Sedalia, Kentucky called “A Moment to Write.” A photograph by Cadiz resident Eric Snyder took the Best of Show Photograph title. Joon Sung of Bowling Green, who is scheduled for a one-person show at the Museum next spring was awarded Best of Show Mixed Media.
“Maple, Mahogany, and Miters” by Wesley James of Murray took the Best of Show Three-Dimensional title, and “Wolf on Ice” by Trigg County High School Junior Nicole Hayek was judged Best of Show Drawing.
Judge’s Awards went to: Bill Childers of DuQuoin, Illinios, Mary James of Cadiz and Landee Bryant of Paducah. Honors Awards went to Diane Eubanks and Ray Stainfield of Cadiz, Lee Bryant of Evansville, Indiana, and Sandra Welleford of Lexington.
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