This month, the winning photo selected by the South Carolina Society of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) “Rise and Shine: What American Means To Me” Committee will be on display at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery, 913 Bay Street, Beaufort. “
The photo of the Beaufort National Cemetery with Wreaths Across America along with an accompanying poem written by St. Clair will be on display through the month of November.
The DAR’s Americanism Committee’s held a one-time photo contest in July 2021 which was a chance for members to express love of country with a call-out to submit one 5×7” original unretouched color or black and white photograph by a deadline of February 15, 2022, to the State Chair of the Americanism Committee. Entries could include a caption or a short paragraph up to 100 words. Entries were judged on interpretation of theme, creativity, and overall impression by a panel of two DAR Members and one non-DAR Member.
Sponsored by the Thomas Heyward Jr. Chapter in Beaufort, SC, St. Clair was presented with the award certificate by Mrs. Gail LaGrone Newton, State Americanism Chair and current President of the Beaufort [SC] Chapter at the 2022 SC DAR State Conference.
“I am honored to share this photograph and companion poem display with patrons of the Beaufort Art Association Gallery, especially during the month of November when we set aside a day, Veterans Day, to thank our active duty and retired servicemembers and leading up to the annual Wreaths Across America Day in December,” stated St. Clair.
Visit https://www.whitegirladvocacy.com to learn more about St. Clair’s work.
To learn more about the Thomas Heyward Jr. Chapter DAR visit https://www.thomasheywarddar.org/.
To learn more about the South Carolina Society of the National Society of the DAR visit https://www.southcarolinansdar.org/.
Learn more about the Beaufort Art Association and Gallery at https://beaufortartassociation.com/.