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Regional Adult Art Competition Winners Announced.

Winners from Left to Right: Ivy Fortner, Regina Bruns, Kim Saffos, Cheryl Leonard, Sally Jordan, ( Not Pictured – Carolyn Hawes)
Honorable Mentions Alison Willard, Cindy Seller, Cheryl Leonard, Sally Jordan, Chris Parsons, Richard Bruns, Dorothy Karvelis, (not pictured, Amy Deal, Meredeth Janssen, Sandy Abernathy, Kat Seno, Janice Harris, Samantha Tilley, Daisy Johnson

The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center is pleased to present the Annual Regional Adult Art
Exhibit and Competition. Participating adult artists were honored at the Artist Reception and
Award Ceremony Saturday, April 2nd in the Mansion’s 2nd floor gallery. The exhibit is on
display during the month of April in the Lucas Mansion gallery. (316 Hiddenite Church Road).
Gallery exhibits are free to the public Monday – Friday from 10am – 4:30pm and on Saturday
from 10am-3pm.
All competition entries were viewed by a qualified judge who selected one first place winner in
each category. First place and honorable mentions awards were announced. First Place Cash
Award was given to each first place winner. Ribbons were awarded to first place and honorable
mention entries.
First Place Cash Awards are made possible by the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center and the
Friends membership support. To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call
(828) 632-6966, email or visit

The 2022 Adult Art Competition winners were announced April 2, 2022 at an Award Ceremony and Reception held at the Lucas Mansion Art Gallery where participating artists were honored. Following are the winners (“H” denotes honorable mentions). Winners in each category are listed below.

This project was funded by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural and Natural Resourcdes

Adult Art Winners 2022


1st Place Water Color “Stone Mountain Homestead” Sally Jordan

H “Blacksmith Shop” Sally Jordan
H “Sunflowers” Amy Deal
H “An Evening at the Blue Note” Meredith Janssen


1st Place “Cornucopia” Kim Saffos
H “Clowning Around” Sally Jordan


1ST Place “Katrina the Cow” Regina Burns
H “Cathedral Windows” Dorothy Karvelis
“H “Knot Easy” Sally Jordan


1st Place “Jimmy’s Barn” Cheryl Leonard

H “Mountain Top Moment” Sandy Abernathy
H “Travelling Through” Sally Jordan
H “Free Ukraine” Cindy Sellers
H “Fantasy Flower” Cheryl Leonard
H “Infinity of The Hive” Alison Willard
H “Lunch Time” Richard Bruns
H “Floating to Infinity” Chris Parsons


1st Place “Taylor Swift” Ivy Fortner
H “Darwin’s Slumber” Alison Willard
H “Western Interpretation of Lord Buddha’s Tooth Relic” Alison Willard
H “Slava Ukraini” Kat Seno


1st Place “Rhapsody in Blue” Carolyn Hawes
H “Hydrangeas” Janice Harris
H “You Are My Sunshine” Sally Jordan
H “Pilot Mountain” Samantha Tilley

” Facing the Sun” Daisy Johnson

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