Turner Center’s ‘Spring into Art’ names award winners


Regional Artists Honored at 34th Annual Spring Into Art

Hundreds gathered on April 12 for the 34th Once-a-year Spring Into Art Gala, hosted by the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts. Extra than 320 items of primary art made by 175 regional artists had been entered into the region’s most notable art exhibition and will continue to be on screen by way of June 9.

“After a complicated past year, we are very grateful to the artists, sponsors, volunteers, suppliers, patrons and other stakeholders for building this an remarkable spring function,” explained Govt Director Sementha Mathews. “The general public is invited to look at the lovely art that adorns the creative areas within the Turner Heart galleries. And, as always, admission to the galleries is absolutely free.”

Options for awards had been dependent on a dual-decide assessment, which was carried out with no respect to names, title or charges of the artists’ get the job done. 6 thousand bucks in dollars prizes were being awarded to the top 3 winners in four groups, a Ideal of Clearly show, as well as 10 honorable mentions. 

Congratulations to the subsequent award winners:

Very best In Show

Barbara Balzer, Tallahassee, FL, “The Rhetorical Assassin, with Guardian” Ceramic

Painting Group

1st position:  Mary VanLandingham, Nashville, GA, “Save Me the Crimson Chair” Oil on Canvas
2nd spot:  Alyse Keith, Valdosta, GA “Discarded Treasure” Watercolor/white pen
3rd area:  Dean Tiny, Thomasville, GA, “Jump Jivin’” Acrylic

Drawing/Printmaking/ Mixed Media Group

1st spot:  Travis D. Simmons, Valdosta, GA, “Little ones in Cages” Blended Media
2nd put:  Adam Calvin, Lake Park, GA, “Pitchers” Hand-Altered Etching
3rd location:  Ali Holcomb, Valdosta, GA, “Evolving Identity (Mylar Distortions)” Lithography & Ink Wash

Digital Arts/Images Classification

1st spot:  David Retterbush, Valdosta, GA, “Drinking water Walk” Images
2nd area:  L. Stephanie Smith, Quitman, GA, “Believe that” Photography
3rd position:  David Belcher, Menlo, GA, “Moon in the Clouds” Images

Sculpture/Ceramics/Jewelry/Crafts Category

1st place:  Thara Lingefelt, Valdosta, GA, “Moroccan Lights” Clay
2nd place:  Dan Wells, Valdosta, GA, “Yard Squander” Sculpture
3rd put:  Jeff Byers, Perry, FL, “Silent Functioning” Clay

Honorable Mentions

Dave Richards, Valdosta, GA, “Emergence” Wooden
Amanda Yates, Thomasville, GA, “Ruby in the Dust” Photography
Brandon Blane McMillan, Hahira, GA, “Miami ‘86” Mixed Media
Anda Opportunity, McAlpin, FL, “Ladies of Summertime” Colored Pencil
Christine Flanagan, Stay Oak, FL, “On the Avenue” Colored Pencil
Coby Browning Rice, Ray Town, GA, “City Skates” Coloured Pencil
Anthony Bareham, Tallahassee, FL, “Gray Shrimpers” Watercolor
Steven S. Walker, Hahira, GA, “The Sweet Life…with a Twist” Oil
Kay Cromartie, Thomasville, GA, “Creature Comfort” Watercolor
Thomas M. Thomson, Havana, FL, “Home windows and Partitions” Oil on Canvas


Erin Kendrick, Artist/Artwork Educator, Jacksonville FL and Trevor Dunn, Artist/Artwork Educator, Jacksonville, FL

At the event, Colson Printing also chosen 13 operates from the exhibition to be showcased in their 2022 calendar, a sought-immediately after art calendar that will be available to the public this drop.

The Loyce and Annette Turner Foundation, Synovus Bank, and the Selling price-Campbell Foundation are Platinum Sponsors of the 2021 Spring Into Artwork Gala. The Annette Howell Turner Heart for the Arts appreciates dozens of other sponsors that, alongside with the Platinum Sponsors, created the 2021 exhibition a regional achievements. These sponsors are proudly displayed at the heart and at turnercenter.org.

The show is on exhibit at the Turner Centre until finally close of small business on June 9. Taking part artists, as well as folks who have purchased artwork from the exhibit, may well decide up their parts from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 10 and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 11, at the 527 N. Patterson avenue heart. For a lot more data, connect with 229-247-2787.