Charles Peters captured Best in Show honors at the 2018 Appalachian Art Show.
The opening reception was held May 6. The show, co-sponsored by the Kingsport Art Guild and Eastman Foundation, will remain on display in the Main Gallery at the Renaissance Center in Kingsport through May 29. The guild created a tape mural to celebrate the show in the hall of the gallery.
Judy Fitzgerald and Betty Stapleton served as co-chairs for the show.
The juror for this year's show was Robert Tynes of the University of North Carolina-Asheville. Professor Tynes holds an MFA from East Carolina University and a bachelor's degree in art from Rhodes College. He has had over 25 exhibitions of his work at galleries in all regions of the United States. In addition, he has participated in more than a hundred group exhibitions throughout the country. Tynes is a recipient of several artist-in-residence grants including two from the Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico and one from the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. Tynes has judged the Appalachian Art Show in the past, and the Kingsport Art Guild was pleased to welcome him back as the 2018 juror.
The Kingsport Art Guild would like to thank Eastman Foundation for its generous support of the Appalachian Art Show. Eastman Foundation invests in organizations worldwide that create positive change in the areas of environment, education, empowerment and economic development.
2018 Appalachian Art Show Winners
Best in Show - "LaSalle" by Charles Peters
Second Place - "Larger Than Life" by Jacqueline Murdaugh
Third Place - "Annuncio I" by Charles Jones
Awards of Excellence
"The Divine Order of Creation" by Charles Thompson
"Remnants of Summer" by Allison Parker
"Toward the Light" by Barbara Bell
"The Sweet Spot" by Patti Lawrence
"Powell River 1" by Marcia Quesenberry
"They Were the Blind Leading the Blind" by Michelle O'Patrick
"In Deep Thought" by Donna Bird
"Traveler" by Nina Rizzo
"Proposal of Holy Matrimony" by Charles Thompson
"Tunnel of Love" by Dale McKinney