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Annual Spring Fine Art Competition






The Paulding Fine Arts Annual Competion is in spring each year. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Cash awards are given in each of the five categories: Oil and Acrylic; Watercolor and Tempera; Drawing – pen & ink, charcoal, pastel, graphite and colored pencil; Dimensional – pottery/ceramic, stained glass, etc.; Photography. No work may be entered that has previously been shown at the Paulding Fine Arts Gallery.

28th Annual Spring Fine Art Competition
Exhibition Dates: April 5 – June 1, 2018
Drop off: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday March 29, 30, 31, 2018
10 am - 4 pm, by noon on Saturday
Reception and Awards Ceremony: Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 2 - 4 pm
Public is cordially invited to attend. 
Pick-up artwork: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10 am - 4 pm

Judge 2018 - Seth Fitts
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Paulding Fine Arts Association held the Reception and Awards Presentation for the 28th Annual Spring Fine Arts Competition on Sunday, April 8th at the Historic Courthouse Gallery & Studios.  
Mr. Seth Fitts was our judge this year. His task was daunting as we had 71 entries representing the work of 32 artists from our area.
The 2018 Awards were as follows:
Best of Show-Dominique Chaponot for “The Fourth Season”, oil.
Purchase Award-Sally Hale for “Resting Place“, photograph  
Oil & Acrylic:
1st Place-Julie Gunter for "Snowy River", oil
2nd Place-Judy Cooper for “I Left My Heart in Paris”, oil
3rd Place-Paulette Cheek for “Three Ball, Corner Pocket”, oil
Honorable Mention-John Kuhenbeaker for “Wanted: King of Spades”, oil
Watercolor & Tempera:
1sr Place-Metta Awasthi for "Lily Pads", alcohol ink on Yupo
2nd Place-Julia Lindsay for “The Studio”, watercolor 
3rd Place-Robby Entrekin for "Blackberry Bucket", watercolor
Honorable Mention-Stacy Koyashiki for “Indigo Bunting”, watercolor
1st Place-Sheila Hendrix for “Little Boy Blue”,colored pencil 
2nd Place-Julie Gunter for "Field of Flowers", pastel
3rd Place-Susan Gore Gardner for "Nick Ivey", pastel
Honorable Mention-Susan Gore Gardner for "Martin finds a Friend", pastel
1st Place-Desiree Griffiths for “Indie Portrait”, photograph
2nd Place-Dominique Chaponot for "Margueritte", photo composite
3rd Place-Heather Finley for "Buddies", photograph
Honorable Mention-Sally Hale for "Sharing a Moment", photograph
Other Art Forms:
1st Place-Virginia Moore for "Monet", reductive relief print
2nd Place-Virginia Moore for "Deep Roots", etching-multimedia
3rd Place-Virginia Moore for "Stone Mountain", Etching
Honorable Mention-Darby Chism for “Joyful Noise”, collage


Click here to see photos of the 2018 Spring Art Competition