The 45th annual JEB Stuart Art Show opened in pandemic style with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, September 10.
Artists and community members enjoyed viewing the show virtually and then seeing the award winners. In addition, a video message to the artists from judges P. Buckley Moss and her daughter Becky Ghezzi was an encouragement to continue creating, especially during a challenging time such as this.
Artists from Patrick, Henry, Carroll and Franklin counties in Virginia, and Surry and Stokes counties in North Carolina entered, with 36 participating and 70 pieces on exhibition.
The show is available for viewing in person by making an appointment online or by e-mailing Lisa Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The gallery is open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. by appointment only, and appointments should be made no later than the Thursday before the weekend. Appointments can be made by visiting the website at www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu. Attendees will be able to vote for the People’s Choice Award when they visit the exhibition.
Winners of the 2020 JEB Stuart Art Show:
Linda Park (Martinsville), “Turk’s Cap Lily,” Colored Pencil
Aleen Wilson (Martinsville), Untitled, Fused Glass
Joyce Wray (Martinsville), “Sunshine and Rainbows,” Oils
1st Place – Darlene Swain (Rocky Mount), Untitled
2nd Place – Karen Despot (Martinsville), “Isolation”
3rd Place – Betsy Layman (Patrick Springs), “Waiting by the Barn”
1st Place – Debbie Culler (Ararat, VA), “Morning Sunrise”
2nd Place – Julie Gammons (Mt. Airy), “Isolation”
3rd Place – Brenda Jones (Hillsville), “Hope”
Watercolor and Drawing
1st Place – Ursula Allen (Stuart), “Sunrise on the Marsh”
2nd Place – Robert Flowers (Summerfield), “Within a Summer Wood”
3rd Place – Ken Bridle (Walnut Cove), “A Family Outing”
2D Mixed and 3D Media
1st Place – David Lunt (Stuart), “Mad Hatter’s Division,” Pottery
2nd Place – Rebecca Adcock (Stuart), “1 Life from Another,” Sculpture
3rd Place – Anita Bailey (Claudville), “Roots”
Reynolds Homestead Award – Kathy Vint (Ridgeway), “International Sunbonnet,” Fiber
Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Award – Lora Mahaffey (Stuart), “Purple Phoenix,” Acrylic
Bull Mountain Artist Award – Norma Bozenmayer (Stuart), “The Root of the Problem,” 3D
Purchase Awards – Betsy Layman (Patrick Springs), “Waiting by the Barn” and Brianna Speight (Mt. Airy), “Colorful Daisies”
Best In Show
Cheryl Sterling (Patrick Springs) – “A Walk in the Sand,” Oil