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Community Council for the Arts
National Competitive Exhibition
36th Annual Exhibition & Show
February 9-March 25, 2017

NOW SHOWING — More than 200 Artworks of the CCA National Competitive Exhibition & Show 2017

  • Hampton Gallery  — The 36th Annual CCA National Competitive Exhibition — Juried Works
  • Minges & Rayner Galleries — Non-juried works
This year’s submissions were judged by Bob Rankin from Raleigh, North Carolina. Visit his website for more information about Bob and his artwork . We are pleased to display Bob's art in The Kenneth & Kristi Blizzard Gallery .

A reception was held February 9, 2017, sponsored by the Lenoir County Artist League & the Art Study Club. Entertainment for the event featured Twisted Knot.

The following artists were recognized and awarded prizes for their work:

Best in Show– Purchase Award: (image to the right)
  • Jeremy Sams,  Acrylic Painting -- Single and Looking

1st Place:
  • Beth Kohutek, Photograph -- Exposed

2nd Place:
  • Irene Bailey, Oil painting -- Princess

3rd Place:
  • Georgia Mason, Mixed Media artwork -- Someone's Garden

Merit Awards:
  • Rebecca Gurganus, Photograph -- Red Door
  • Betty Young-Massabma, Acrylic painting -- Bear
  • Juliet Barrus, Oil painting -- La Grange Farm
  • Vicki Vitalie, Oil painting -- Morning Light in Teyssieu
  • Brenda Behr, Oil painting -- Down East Fisherman
  • Karen Crenshaw, Oil on Linen painting -- Seaside Cottage
  • Cornelius Baker, Oil on Wood painting -- The Hunt

Congratulations to the following artists whose works were juried in our National Competitive Exhibition:
Irene Bailey
Cornelius A. Baker
Brenda Behr
Keith Carter
Karen Lee Crenshaw
Anne Croom
Ginger Dixon
Jill Eberle
Lou Everett
Carolyn Fletcher

Donald Furst
Brandon Gibson
John Groesser
Rebecca W. Gurganus
Shanon Lane Keesler
Beth Ann Kohutek
Ann M. Lawtey
Matt Liddle
Georgia Mason

Madison Mauck
Maner W. Nobles
Betsy J. Parker
David M. Pickett
Cora Mae Pipkin
Ranae Rogerson
Terry Rosenfelder
Jeremy Sams
Bettie Saville
Ellen Shefka

Vicky Smith
Dinah Sylivant
Vicki Vitale
Chris Wagner
Patty Westfield
Mary Page Whitley
Connie Winters
Betty Young-Massamba
Bruce Ziegler