soba judged showAbout 100 local artists entered in Society of Bluffton Artists’ (SoBA) 25th Annual Judged Show, but only 16 walked away with awards this week. 

Mary Ann Ford received top honors for “Oyster Shell In Grey” (right) which received “Best In Show.” First place winners included: Catherine Hester in oil; Julie Jones in acrylic; Joan McKeever in mixed medium; Donna Cole in watercolor; and Steve Edelstein in photography. SoBA 2019 Judged Show Best of Show MaryAnnFordOther winners included:

  • Oil: John Kenney, second; Sandy Rhodesl, third
  • Acrylic: Bill Winn, second; Mary Tredwell, third
  • Mixed Medium: Missy Gentile, second; Cynthia Zeiss, third
  • Watercolor: Joanne Talbot, second; Brenda Fallon, third
  • Photography: Jim Wilson, second; Clyde Lohere, third

The winning pieces can be found at sobagallery.comand the exhibit will be on display through March 31.

About The Society of Bluffton Artists

SoBA is the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a non-profit art organization, SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. Please visit for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843-757-6586.