2019 Annual Art Show

The Sanford Brush & Palette Club’s  55th Annual Art Show was held October 19th to 26th at the Bob E. Hales Center, 147 McIver Street in Sanford.   This year’s show featured 461 pieces of art work by 68 artists in 17 different categories in the Competition Gallery (plus 562 art pieces in the Sales Gallery). 

This year’s artwork was judged by the team of Carolyn Blaylock and Lynda Harris.  A graduate of the University of Georgia majoring in advertising design, Blaylock spent several years in advertising before devoting herself to painting.  A student of the American and California impressionists, Blaylock concentrates on conveying the effects of color and light on forms.  She and her husband travel often to capture the personality of colorful places, especially France, and particularly Monet’s garden in Giverny. Her paintings hang in many private and corporate collections.  She also jurors shows and teaches workshops.

Harris is a graduate from NC State with a Master’s in Landscape Architecture.  Although she drew with pen and rendered detailed landscape drawings with markers and pastel pencils, she never translated her talent into painting until she retired.  Her passion for design and gardening has led to painting with a focus on landscapes.  She has a permanent exhibition at 311 Gallery, 311 W Martin St. Raleigh, NC and exhibits at the Mattie King Davis Gallery in Beaufort, NC.

The SBPC thanks all of our members who entered the show and sends a special “thank you” to all our art show volunteers, patrons and sponsors!  You made this a fabulous show! ♥

Congratulations to the 55th Annual Art Show Award Winners

Best in Show​

“Mother Nature III” by Mickey Pace

Best in Show:

First Merit:

Second Merit:

 Donald Stacy:

Best Frame:

Art Reimagined:

Mayor’s Choice:

Preserving Our Traditions:

John Wicker Watercolor:

Viewer’s Choice:

Peer Choice:

“Mother Nature III” — Mickey Pace

“Lift Off” — Gael Hogan

“Respite” — Doug Rowe

“In a Fishbowl” — Joy Pearce

“Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” — M. Hubbard

“Junk Drawer” — Janice Brewer

“Sanford Farm House” — B. Brookshire

“Garden Planter” — Mickey Pace

“The Home Place” — Wilma Irwin

“Fierce” — Chris Dalton

“White Roses” — Diane Johnson

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Highlights of the 2019 Art Show

The SBPC Annual Art Show opens its doors at the Bob Hales Recreation Center
The Fish House by art teacher, Shauna Dubourdieu, was a popular stop for her students
Center court display at the 2019 Art Show

The SBPC welcomes Chamber of Commerce members to AM Buzz

Chamber members enjoy breakfast provided by The Old Place
Members and guests at the Friday night awards presentation
Ribbons at the ready! 17 categories, 3 show and 6 sponsored ribbons
Rebecca Wyhof Salmon presents the Mayor’s Choice Award to Beverly Brookshire for “Sanford Farm House”
“Sanford Farm House” by Beverly Brookshire, winner of the Mayor’s Choice Award
Doug Rowe presents Margaret Hubbard with the Frame Award for “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie”
“Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” by Margaret Hubbard, winner of the Frame Award and First Place in Monochromatic
Beverly Brookshire presents Joy Pearce with the Don Stacy Expressionism Award for “In a Fishbowl”
“In a Fishbowl” by Joy Pearce, winner of the Don Stacy Award for Expressionism
Chris Dalton presents Janice Brewer with the Art Reimagined Award for “Junk Drawer”
“Junk Drawer” by Janice Brewer, winner of the Art Reimagined Award
Everett Cox presented Doug Rowe with the Second Merit Award for “Respite”
“Respite” by Doug Rowe, winner of the Second Merit Award
Everett Cox presents Gael Hogan with the First Merit Award for “Lift Off”
“Lift Off” by Gael Hogan, winner of the First Merit Award
Everett Cox presents Mickey Pace with the Best in Show Award for “Mother Nature III”
“Mother Nature III” by Mickey Pace, winner of the Best in Show Award
“Which Side is Up?” asks Doug Rowe “what the viewer sees or what the pilot sees!”
“Minimums at Ramstein” by Doug Rowe, Second Place in Structural
Jeanne Rhea demonstrating the art of acrylic pouring
“Mischief Managed” by Jeanne Rhea, Second Place Abstract
Karen Rushatz guiding a rock painting session
“Time Flies When You’re Having Fun” by Karen Rushatz, Honorable Mention Abstract
Reggie Carde works with students on a window painting. The finished murals were donated to Habitat for Humanity
“Shiny Crazy Fish” by Reggie Carde, Third Place 3D
Scavenger Hunters
Painting the Railway House at the Art After Dark event
Taking a Selfie at the Art Wall

Many thanks to our co-sponsor, the Lee County Parks & Recreation Department

This project is supported by a grant from the Lee County Arts Council through the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Title background artwork is “Eggs, Grapes & Rolls” by Doug Rowe