VAA gives awards to 26 at annual spring members show

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Vicksburg Art Association has named winners of its 2010 spring members show. An opening reception was March 27 at the VAA’s headquarters, the Firehouse Gallery.

Best in Show

• First — “Reeling Theresa,” a watercolor by Martha Ferris

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• Second — “Delta Flats,” an acrylic by Lee Grant

• Third — “The Offering,” an acrylic by Jean Blue


• First — “Freedom Just a Word” by Rosemary Nix

• Second — “Summer Cacti” by Richard Taylor

• Third — “Outstanding in their Field” by Sally Todd

• Honorable mention — “Gingerbread House on Harrison St” by B.J. Crawford


• First — “Prize Tomatoes” by Patsy Kirkwood


• First — “Violet” by Martha Ferris


• First — “Lavender Lady” by Katrina Arrington

• Second — “???????????” by Erin Loflin

• Third — “Costa Rican Amigo” by Melanie Thomas

Mixed media

• First — “Vermillion” by Lisa King-Floore

• Second — “Monkey Trees” by Elke Briuer

•Third — “Gathering the Girls” by Nancy Mitchell


• First — “Oranges” by Melanie Atkinson

• Second — “Crabapples” by Pat Walker

• Third — “Sterling” by Pat Walker

• Honorable mention — “Daffodils” by Melanie Atkinson

Photo mono

• First — “The Chaser” by Shu H. Chang

Computer graphics

• First — “Life” by Pete Farris

Photo color

• First — “Field of Color” by Randall Hughes


• First — “Cat Box” by Janet Akers

• Second — “A Bird in the Hand” by Lesley Silver

•Third — “The Battered Queen” by Steven Spitzer

David Leeknecdt Photography Award

• “Curve,” a photo mono by Shu H. Chang