The winners of Piccolo Spoleto Festival’s 29th Annual Juried Art Exhibition received their awards Sunday at the Charleston Visitor Center, where featured works of art and photography by several South Carolina artists are on display.
Jonathan Clancy was the judge for the painting category; Stacy Pearsall was the judge for the photography category.
The first-place prize for painting went to Lain Healey for his painting “The Laborer.” In second place was Leigh Ann Davis for “Location GO.12.” Bill Nellsmith was the third place winner for “Lanterns in the Marias at Christmas.”
Patricia Schaefer’s “Heron Steals Dinner” won first place in photography. Pearsall commended its technical precision. Sunny Dugal’s “Brotherly Love” came in second, and Tim Whitfield won third for “Carpathian Evening Glow.”
First place winners were given award money of $500. Second and third place winners received $200 and $150 respectively. There were six honorable mentions in painting, and four in photography.
The exhibition runs until May 7 and is sponsored and coordinated by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the Charleston Artist Guild.
Eesha Patkar is a Goldring Arts Journalist from Syracuse University.