The Art League of Cheatham County held its second Juried Fine Art Show last Friday at Sycamore Square as artist Lundy Cupp won two awards – Best 3D piece and Best of Show.
There were 80 pieces of art on display from 34 artists.
In the student/junior division, Logan Seibert won Best of Show for his pencil drawing of actor Morgan Freeman. Elizabeth Ramsey, who created “Blue Face” for the photography category, received a $2,200 scholarship from Nossi College of Art.
“The Best of Show winners are a collection about the artist coming through in their work,” said Debbie Keenan, the founder of the Art League of Cheatham County.
Phoenix Thornburg won first place in the photography division for her black and white pieces “Disgruntled Housewife”, “Blind As A Bowie Knife” and “A Rare Bird Indeed”.
Second place went to Paiten Wolfe for her three pieces that cried out for nonviolence, with third place awarded to Brenda Boyd for “It Always Snows on the First Buttercups”.
South Cheatham artist Lundy Cupp won first place in the 3D competition for his works that included a set of encyclopedias sculptured to frame the face of Leonardo da Vinci, another piece carved from driftwood called “The Complacent Dragon” and another pieced entitled “The Shawman” which featured a carved wooden mask for a face with hemp rope for hair and acrylic paint to accent.
Ben Caldwell of Ben & Lael received second place in the 3D category for his Silver Bowl, Copper Magnolia Bowl and enameled and rippled United States Flag piece.
Barbara L. Allen won the 2D category for her watercolor creations of “Bird Watching”, “Summers Getaway” and “Kentucky Bluegrass”.
The judges for the event were painter Catron Wallace, sculptor-painter Lisa Jennings and painter-photographer Anne Goetze.
Dylan Van Der Merwe was selected as the winner of the student/junior competition for his clay piece “Vishnu” and his pencil and paper piece “Where’s Waldo.”
“The reason I make my art is to release my emotion and capture my feelings in a physical form,” he said. “When I draw, I don’t have to focus on thoughts that run through my mind, but rather I can put all my focus on the piece.”