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Adult Regional Art Competition Winners Announced

The Hiddenite Center Announces the Winners its 2023 Regional Adult Art Competition

The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center held its Regional Adult Art Competition awards ceremony and reception on Saturday, April 1st at the Lucas Mansion.  Participating artists were honored, celebrated, and recognized during this very special event!  Competition entries were examined by an outside, qualified judge who selected winners in each division category.  A first place artwork and honorable mentions were selected in six separate divisions.  The division winners are as follows:


1st Place – Alison Willard: “Teatro del’ Utero”

Honorable Mention – Theresa McDaniel: “Appalachian Sunrise”

Honorable Mention –  Nancy Cozart: “Naptime in Cades Cove”

Honorable Mention –  Chris Parsons: “From Where the Waters Flow”

Honorable Mention – Christine Szafranski: “Come Fly With Me”

Honorable Mention –  Christine Szafranski: “Think Fast”


1st Place:  “Lavender Fields” 

Honorable Mention –  Samantha Strathy: “Hudson River Valley”


1st Place – Alison Willard: “Pneuma”


1st Place –  Greta Bruce: “Feathers”

Honorable Mention – Alvin Woody: “Frog”

Honorable Mention – Alison Willard: “The Wanderers”

Honorable Mention – Vickie Hendren: “Blue Fish”

Honorable Mention – Chris Parsons: “The Escape Plan”

Fiber/Fabric Art

1st Place – Lisa Ray: “Tunisian Entselac”

Other (mixed media, photography, collage, etc.)

1st Place –  Alison Willard: “Space Time Continuum”

Honorable Mention: “Botanical Abstract” 

Honorable Mention –  Maria Register: “Herbert”

Honorable Mention –  Theresa Mc Daniel: “Chilly”

Honorable Mention – Chris Parsons: “The Committee of Me”

The Hiddenite Center would like to thank the Friends of the Hiddenite Center for making the first place cash prizes possible.  The Regional Adult Art Exhibit is full of creativity and will be on display at the Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion (316 Hiddenite Church Rd, Hiddenite) until April 28, 2023.  The Hiddenite Center’s art exhibits are free and open to the public from 10 am – 4:30 pm on weekdays and from 10 am – 3 pm on Saturdays.

Pictures from the Adult Regional Art Competition and Exhibit. Visit the Lucas Mansion Art Gallery to see the exhibit in its entirety!

* Special thanks to Chris Parsons for taking photos of the exhibit for us!

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