The Society of Bluffton Artists Annual Judged Member Show held its awards presentation and reception on Friday March 6, with a full house of artists and admirers.
This year’s judge, acclaimed artist and art professor from SCAD Jeff Markowsky, gave a thoughtful and concise explanation of why each of his choices were made. The awards, presented in five categories, were as follows:
BEST OF SHOW – Judith Ann Wenning – Lake House, Watercolor (above)
1st Place – Just the Apple – N. Jack Huddle
2nd Place – Cynthia Wood – I Like That One!
3rd Place – Joyce Howell Peckham – Birchwood
1st Place – Stephen Moscowitz – Three Vessels
2nd Place – Betsy Schroeter – Solitude
3rd Place – Barbara Spencer – Azalea Walk
1st Place – LeAnn Kalita – The Boatwright
2nd Place – Mary Ann Putzier – I’m Thinking
3rd Place – Lorraine Mullaney – Iris
1st Place – Edith Wood – Foggy Morning
2nd Place – Wes Grady – La Contess di Nari
3rd Place – Frank Pinto – Great Blue
Drawing and Other
1st Place – Julie Felver – Sand Dollar
2nd Place – Larry Hughes – Ancient Hawaiian Pictograph
3rd Place – Celia Pray – Rippie
A special THANK YOU to SoBA’s sponsors: Betty Luntey, Captain Woody’s, Corner Perk, Crazy Crab, Donna Brennan, Gigi’s Boutique, Juliana Kim, Latitudes Wine Bar, Marty Sherman, Palmetto State Bank, Pluff Mudd Gallery, Stock Farm Antiques, The Garden Gate Nursery, The Great Frame Up, and Utrecht. These wonderful sponsors along with organizer Mary Ann Putzier and her team of show volunteers, made this a fun and successful show.
The show will be on display through April 4. Please visit the SOBA Gallery, located at the corner of Church and Calhoun Streets in Old Town Bluffton. Call 757-6586 or visit sobagallery.com for more information.