Garrard art contest showcases local talent

Published 9:58 am Monday, September 26, 2016


News release

LANCASTER — Garrard County Arts Council’s annual art contest, Garrard Proud, was held Sept. 16-17 during the Rural Heritage Tobacco Festival.

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The contest was open to only artist living in Garrard county or members of the GCAC. Thanks to our sponsors’ generosity, GCAC was able to provide materials to 23 students who wished to enter this year’s contest and award prizes to the v14354943_1236412096380042_6433483179100951345_nery talented artists of Garrard County.

During the festival, the art work was on exhibit at the Garrard Community Arts Center located at 117 Richmond Street. The public was invited to select the People’s Choice award by choosing their favorite piece of art and placing a vote. 

“I heard it over and over those two days how difficult it was to choose just one from the 70 beautiful entries in this year’s contest,” Bobbie Gayle Lewis said, art director of the center. “It was exciting to have the interest of the children in our county as demonstrated by the number of entries from them in this years’ contest. It is our plan to make this an annual event each September. Next year I hope we have over 100 entries.”                

Several of the entries will be available for purchase at the Gift Gallery located inside the center. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 

And the winners are

Adult/photography — Geri Trinler, first place; Karen Stein, second; Marilyn Boyd, third

Adult/ painting — Pam Harrison, first; Hallie Brunson, second; Shari Bivelacque, third

Student /painting — Abby Tuggle, first; Kaelyn Means, second; Murron Karas, third

Student/ photography — Breanna Burkhead, first; Lori Burkhead, second; James Burkhead, third

People’s Choice  — 14375209_10210255869013909_952523214_oNatalie Lane

Honorable Mention — Dewayne Horn, adult photography; Rose Ambergy, adult painting

Most Promising New Member — Betty Lou