Ferris takes Best in Show at art group’s fall exhibition

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 27, 2009

From staff reports

“Red Room I,” a drawing by Martha Ferris of Vicksburg was chosen as Best in Show at the Vicksburg Art Association’s 29th annual Mississippi Artists Exhibition.

Ferris’ work and those from other area artists will be on display and for sale at the Old Constitution Firehouse Gallery from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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For her win, Ferris received a $500 award.

Other winners received ribbons. They were:

Watercolor: First place — Ruth Reese, “Red Hot”; second place — Patty Hughes, Subconscious Outing; third — Myrna Turnipseed, “Petunia Power”; honorable mentions — Michael Taylor, “Fall Colors” and James Smithhart, “Firehouse”.

Fiber: First place — Isabel Adams, “Blowing in the Wind.”

Print: First — Meredith Wilkaitis, “Study in Form and Texture II: Yellow & Blue.”

Three Dimensional: First — Lesley Silver, “Close To My Heart”; second — Betty Crouch, “Seafood Platter”; third — Mark Bleakley, “Tree of Life”; and honorable mention — Janet Akers, “Tribute.”

Acrylic: First — Ron Lindsey, “Rasta Man”; second — Jean Blue, “Connections”; third — Randy Jolly, “Lipstick”; honorable mention — Leslie Horton, “Marathon”; and honorable mention – Leslie Horton, “St. Regis.”

Oil: First — Pat Walker, “Melody”; second — Pat Walker, “Mississippi Turnips”; third — Kay Shropshire Weller, “A Road Less Traveled”; honorable mentions — Pat Walker, “Red Bible”; Eugenia Martin, “Watermelon Slice & Salt”; and Donald Benard, “Time Out.”

Mixed Media: First — Myrna Turnipseed, “Fragment of a French Mantlepiece”; second — Lesley Silver, “Put My Headphones On”; third — Wanda Hurt Warren, “Martinis with Hobbs II”; honorable mentions — Lisa King-Floore, “Mother Nature’s Flying Machine”; Jean Blue, “Sacred Ordinary” and Elke Briuer, “Tundra Snow.”

Photo Mono: First — Glen Gregory, “Walking Away”; second — Randall Hughes, “Boots, Hats and Spurs”; and third — Shu H. Chang, “A ‘Chili’ Day.”

Photo Color: First — Steven Hughes, “Pure”; second — Jerry Dean Archie, “Father-Son”; third — Mary Lynn Thomas, “San Antonio Shimmer”; and honorable mentions — Michael Taylor, “Red Barn”; and Shu H. Chang, “Spider Lilies Arrangement.”

Drawing: First — Patsy Kirkwood, “Final Curtain”; second — Janet Akers, “Holy Heights”; third — Patsy Kirkwood, “Ira — Meaning Watchful”; and honorable mention — James Smithhart, “Sketchbook.”