Art show winners announcedBy Emily Beckett Published 6:55pm Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Winners of the 2013 Roy Wood Peach Festival Art Show at Peoples Southern Bank were announced Wednesday.
Rachel Mims placed first in the Junior Division for her oil painting of a picture her art teacher, Dell Geeslin, had taken of a nature scene.
Mims received a $100 award check.
“It feels great,” Mims said of her second consecutive first-place award in the art show. “I didn’t think I would actually [win] because there’s a lot more people this year.”
Richard Mills of the art department at Auburn University Montgomery was the judge.
“This beautiful painting is very expressive in color with intelligent use of brush strokes that are immediate and skillfully applied,” Mills said of Mims’ piece. “The landscape linear perspective is observed very well, with the road railing receding in space accurately. I like the casual confidence of the painting technique.”
Other Junior Division winners were Wesley Smith, second place, $75; Vivian Sierra, third place, $50; and Callie Childress, honorable mention, $25.
In the Senior Division, Scarlett Teel placed first for her acrylic painting of a 1970s photograph of Jack Mims Food Store in Clanton.
Teel, also a past winner of the art show, received a $100 award check.
“It’s always nice to win,” Teel said. “I’m just proud of the bank doing this for us, and I’m especially glad for the children to be recognized for their works.”
“I really like the integration of painting and frame in this painting,” Mills said of Teel’s piece. “Each day we process thousands of images with our vision and some are studies with a ‘long look,’ and others with a fleeting glance as this painting appears to have been rendered. It registers as a memory that fades in time and really stirs my imagination. This quality is fulfilling to me.”
Other Senior Division winners were Danny Foshee, second place, $75; Randy Moates, third place, $50; and Helen Threlkeld, honorable mention, $25.
Art show participants were allowed to display their works at Peoples Southern Bank in downtown Clanton on June 17.
Works will be displayed through Monday, June 24.
Although not required, the subject matter of works could have pertained to the peach industry since the art show is part of the annual Chilton County Peach Festival events.