York County’s 31st Annual Juried Competition Winners Announced

The Arts Council of York County announced the awards for the 31st Annual Juried Competition in an online Gallery Talk with juror David M. Detrich. This video was released on Thursday, July 16 and is available to watch on the Arts Council’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube page. Works accepted to the Juried Competition exhibition are currently on exhibition in the Arts Council’s online Virtual Gallery, yorkcountyarts.org/31stjuried.
Each year, the Annual Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts is accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video.
Professor of Art, Clemson University
Originally from East St. Louis, Missouri, David Detrich received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University in New York. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally including venues at the Tallina Kunstiulikool in Tallin, Estonia and at the American Cultural Center in Taipei, Taiwan. His work is also represented in public and private collections nationally.
One hundred nine entries by 54 artists from 21 cities and 6 states were submitted to the 31st Annual Juried Competition. Of those entries, Detrich selected 35 works for exhibition.
Awards were presented to:
Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show: Jump Castle, Sheet Cake, Asthma by Emily Furr | Charleston, SC
1st Place: I Shine, You Shine (invertible shoeshine chair) by Oscar Soto| Rock Hill, SC
2nd Place: Fast Satisfaction by Ronni Brashear| Madison, MS
3rd Place: November 3, 2019 by Janice Mueller | Charlotte, NC
Honorable Mention:  Consumer Column IV by Jordan Fowler | Adairsville, GA
Honorable Mention: Serial by Robert Simoneau| Columbia, SC
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Awards are sponsored by Kathy and Larry Wilson.
Elizabeth Louise Dunlap Patrick, a Rock Hill native, was born in Feb 1936 in Rock Hill. Lib was an avid supporter of the arts. She gave freely of her time and patronage to the Arts Council; served on the Gallery Committee and underwrote the awards for the annual Juried Competition for nearly ten years. Lib was a generous and ardent participant at the annual art auctions for many years, and she collected pottery from North and South Carolina potters whose work she championed. She also sponsored activities and events for the Yorkville Artist Guild. She supported her alma mater, Winthrop University, serving on alumni boards and reunion committees. Because of her generous support of the arts at Winthrop, the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery was named in her honor in 1999. Also, Lib was among the first group of honorees for the Medal of Honor for the Arts. Kathy Wilson continues her mother’s legacy by sponsoring the Arts Council’s Juried Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place.