JEB Stuart Art Show awards presented virtually

Best in Show by Cheryl Sterling of Patrick Springs, “A Walk in the Sand”

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

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 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:


Merit Awards

Linda Park (Martinsville), “Turk’s Cap Lily,” Colored Pencil

Aleen Wilson (Martinsville), Untitled, Fused Glass

Joyce Wray (Martinsville), “Sunshine and Rainbows,” Oils


Oil Paintings

1st Place – Darlene Swain (Rocky Mount), Untitled

2nd Place – Karen Despot (Martinsville), “Isolation”

3rd Place – Betsy Layman (Patrick Springs), “Waiting by the Barn”


Acrylic Paintings

1st Place – Debbie Culler (Ararat, VA), “Morning Sunrise”

2nd Place – Julie Gammons (Mt. Airy), “Isolation”

3rd Place – Brenda Jones (Hillsville), “Hope”


Ursula Allen, 1st Place Watercolor and Drawing

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”


David Lunt, 1st Place 3D

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”


Norma Bozenmayer, Bull Mountain Artist Award

Special Awards

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







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