2022 Awards Gallery

David Vandiver Best of Show
“Beginning of Crop Circles” Hans Dohrendorf

Second Place, In Memory of Russell Warren
“No One is Innocent” Aldo Muzzarelli

Third Place
“Pieces from Dad’s Workshop” Steven Jordan

Callie Stringer Rainey Award
“Geometrically Opposed” Valerie Lowe

Watercolor Award – In Memory of Ruth Hopkins
“Regner’s Farm” Alan Smith

Watercolor Merit Award

“Royster’s Planter” Michael England

Fine Craft Merit Award
“Reaching” Valerie Lowe

Photography Merit Awards
“Winter’s Veil II” Barbara Brown Whitney

“Breaking Free” Ginny Southworth

“Safety in Numbers” Edward Shmunes

Printmaking Merit Award

“Mexico Will Pay For It” Sara Dame Setzer

Merit Awards
“Rising Up” Donna Persinger

“1961” Danielle Rentz
“How to Exist Here” Ashley Waller
“Elation” Christel Minotti
“Neighborhood Popo” Patro Ulmer
“Falls Park, Greenville, SC” Cathy Zaden Lea
“Dance Party” Kay Bingner
“Storm Rise” Barbara Ervin
“Native Son” Glen Miller
“Jazz on Bourbon St” Beti Strobeck
“Hearts” Larry Bennett
“Inch by Inch” Jennifer Kirk Hamilton
“Covered” Shea Abramo
“My Room” Frances Hardaway
“Boy on the Rock/Lark Ascending” Ric Standridge
“Leisure” Freda Sue
“Socially Distant Mentally Frayed” Morgan McCarver
“Always Home” Pamela Woods Simon

Purchase Awards
“Sense of Freedom” Connie Lippert
“A Good Day” Erin Hughes
“Blacksmith at Work” JoAnne Anderson

“Spring Field” Lu Wixon
“46 Chevy Flatbed” Al Morris
“Prom Date” Renea Eshleman
“Chaco Canyon” Luis Jaramillo
“Comforting a Friend” Elizabeth Nason
“Dancing in the Moonlight IV” Melinda Hoffman
“Ambrosia Maple” Warren Carpenter
“Flight 5” Beti Strobeck

SculpTOUR 2022
“Freedom” Aldo Muzzareli
“Tree” Adam Walls
“The Screws that we Lose are the Hardest to Replace” Kevin Vanek
“Flight of Man” Bob Doster
“Large Watcher” Matt Amante

2022 Award Donors

David Vandiver Best of Show

Richard Vandiver and Stan and Kelly King

Second Place, In Memory of Russell Warren

Claire Warren

Third Place
Anderson Magazine

Callie Stringer Rainey Award
Robert and Lou Rainey

Watercolor Award, In Memory of Ruth Hopkins
Claire Warren

Watercolor Merit Award
Vicki Mountz

Fine Craft Merit Award
Kay & Juan Brown

Photography Merit Awards
Julie Barton & Harper Haynes

Brandy Walters

Jean & Dewey Niles

Printmaking Merit Award
Tracy Weiss

Merit Awards
Susan Jarman

Addy Smith
Alexandria Stathakis
Anderson Artists Guild
April Cameron
Bill Theriot
Billy Wilkes
Diann Simms, In Honor of our Art Teachers
Diane B. Lee
Donna & Mike Vandiver
Dr. and Mrs. Jim Herbert
Gill Powell
Kathryn & Leo Smith
Kimberly & Billy Spears
Marlene McClain
Pat and JoAnn Vickery
Renaissance Interior Design, In Memory of Linda West Miller
Renaissance Interior Design, Amanda Knobel

Purchase Awards
Given in Memory of Dr. Tuten by AnMed Radiology
Martin Holland Advertising
Suzanne & John Rogers

Anthony & Annette Guiseppi-Elie
Darlene & Eric Cohen
Ernie & Louise Trammell
Floral Arts Ltd
Indigo Custom Framing
Jamie and Myranda Cantrell
Nancy Tomlinson
Phil and Beth Batson
Sally Hancock
Van & Lauren James


The Annual Juried Show historically presents several thousands of dollars in awards to artists. These awards are made possible by the generosity of Anderson Arts Center supporters who want to reward artists for their talent. We are so thankful for our community donors who value the arts.

David Vandiver Best of Show

Second Place

Third Place

Callie Stringer Rainey Award

Photography Merit Awards

Fine Craft Merit Awards

Watercolor Award

Merit Awards
All merit awards are bestowed by the juror in recognition of excellence in the visual arts.

Purchase Awards

• Purchase awards are given to artists whose artwork is chosen to be purchased by the donor of the award.
• Regardless of the price of your work, you may select to offer your piece for a purchase award of $500 or $1000.
• The full amount of the award will be given to the artist.
• There is no commission given to the Arts Center for a Purchase award sale. You must mark the appropriate box on the entry card to be considered for a purchase award.

Artwork Sales
All entries are available for sale through the gallery unless otherwise noted.
• If a work is not for sale, NFS (Not For Sale) must be noted on your entry card.
• A 35% commission will be charged by the Anderson Arts Center.
• No PORs (Price on Request) will be accepted.
• All work for sale must have the price listed and will be sold as exhibited.

SculpTOUR Awards
$1,000 cash prize for up to six sculptures

• Minimum 18 years old
• Only original works not previously shown at the AAC
• Must have been created within the past two years
• Any media welcome – including painting, pastel, drawing, sculpture, pottery, basketry, graphic, wood, mixed media, photography, metalwork, and jewelry, etc.
• All work to be hung must be appropriately and securely wired for hanging.
• No clip mounting and no sawtooth hangers
• If subject to damage, must be under plexiglass or glass (gallery-wrapped canvas acceptable)
• All 3-D work must sit solidly on a flat surface or properly mounted for hanging
• No size restrictions, but MUST be transportable and able to be hung in a conventionally sized gallery

The Anderson Arts Center assumes responsibility for insuring and caring for the works of art selected for exhibition while they are in our possession. However, the Anderson Arts Center will not assume costs of shipping artwork or insurance while in transit to or from the Anderson Arts Center. The Anderson Arts Center reserves the right to refuse any entry and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion. The Anderson Arts Center reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any entry submitted for educational or publicity purposes.

Calendar of Events

Accepting Entries
March 17 – 19
10:00am – 4pm

Preview Perusal
For Award Donors & Arts Center members
March 19
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Juried Results Posted Online
March 28

Exhibit Dates
April 8- May 20

Awards Ceremony
April 8
6:30pm -8:30pm
Awards at 7:00pm

Art on the Town Viewing
April 29 – May 20

Not-Accepted Entries Pickup
April 8
10:00am – 8:00pm

Accepted Entries Pickup
 May 31 -June 3, 10:00am – 5:00pm
June 4, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Workshop with the Juror
April 9 – 10, 9:00am – 4:00pm, $250
Limited Space. Details below.

Our Juror: Kirah Van Sickle

Kirah Van Sickle brings 40+ years of academic study in fine art and art history to her full-time studio practice and educational programming. She is a dynamic instructor and lecturer, leading custom studio and art history courses through museum schools, art associations and is an adjunct college Art Appreciation instructor. She is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and fine artist, having run her creative consulting business for 18 years. She is a juror, art coach and offers personal business and creative counseling for emerging artists. As both a certified Golden Artist-Educator and Marabu and Silver Brush Ltd. Artist-Educator, she brings a wealth of materials and technical knowledge guiding students and professional artists along the spectrum of traditional and contemporary processes. Kirah actively seeks partnerships in the preservation of cultural and natural resources, enhancing arts education around the world with her custom international art/travel workshops. Kirah calls the Cape Fear Coast of North Carolina home, is staff instructor at Cameron Art Museum, Johnston Community College and Cape Fear Community College. Details on workshops, exhibits and work can be found at her website: www.kirahfineart.com.

Workshop with Juror, Kirah
What are the characteristics of visual storytelling that distinguish the works of the masters? By drawing from their techniques and insights, breaking barriers and habits that hold us back as artists, we can build on fundamentals to enrich our painting process. This two-day workshop distills from both ancient and contemporary masters advanced approaches that enrich and build brush confidence. Through historical context, demos, art of the critique and plenty of time at the easel, we’ll dig into achieving next level process and elements of compelling visual storytelling. All painting media welcome, for seasoned beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

SCULPTOUR: Partnership for Public Art
Outdoor sculpture artists are also invited to participate in the Juried Show through our SculpTOUR partnership with the City of Anderson.
This competition and exhibition allows for up to six outdoor sculptures to be juried into a year-long outdoor exhibition with cash prizes of $1,000 each. A special sculpture selection committee will juror this artwork. Pieces will be installed before April 29 and must remain for one year. Artists chosen must be available during the installation and takedown processes. Installation costs and insurance is the responsibility of the Anderson Arts Center.
Pieces will be installed before April 29 and must remain for one year.


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