(Left to Right)
Guardians of the Sea
Treelee MacAnn
Myrtle Beach
photopolymer intaglio
Yvette Cummings
acrylic collage on canvas
Red Rocks
Walter Sallenger
infrared b&w photo
Mike & Patz Fowle
mixed media encaustic
Pilot Mountain
Howard Frye
pen & ink
Beyond Shabby Chic
Ann Baldwin
digital photography

The 2015
Pee Dee Regional
Art Competition

The 2015 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition is composed of 38 works of art selected from 170 submissions by 77 artists representing northeastern South Carolina. This year’s exhibit is comprised from a balanced variety of paintings, mixed media, drawings, photography and three dimensional works.

First place in this year’s competition was awarded to Colleen Critcher of Florence for her painting The Engagement. The other award winners include second-place oil painting by Hartsville resident Jim Boden titled Sirens I and third place, The Genesis of Jihad, by Longs artist, Cat Taylor. The honorable mention was awarded to an acrylic collage on canvas titled, December by Yvette Cummings of Conway. Each year attendees at the exhibit’s opening reception vote for the People’s Choice Award. This year’s award was won by Freely Bound, an oil painting by Amy Smit.

The presentation of awards was made by Mr.Blake Pate of competition sponsor, Chick-fil-A. “Chick-fil-A has partnered with the Florence Museum since 2000 to underwrite this art competition,” said Andrew Stout, the museum’s director, “and have also been exhibit sponsors for several solo art exhibitions here. They have shown real a commitment and support of our arts, history and culture in the Pee Dee.”

The 2015 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition opens to the public on January 5, 2015 and will remain on display until March 29, 2015. The exhibit can be viewed at the Florence County Museum Waters Gallery, 135 South Dargan Street, Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Jim Boden
oil on canvas