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Artist display art work at downtown Albany exhibit

47 artists entered 94 pieces of art work into the exhibit. (Source:WALB) 47 artists entered 94 pieces of art work into the exhibit. (Source:WALB)
Winners received cash prizes. (Source:WALB) Winners received cash prizes. (Source:WALB)
This piece by Hollis Barnett known as "Jekyll Island Maiden" won Best in Show. (Source:Albany Area Arts Council) This piece by Hollis Barnett known as "Jekyll Island Maiden" won Best in Show. (Source:Albany Area Arts Council)
Nicole Williams, Executive Director Nicole Williams, Executive Director
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The work of dozens of artists is now on display in Albany.
    

The 17th annual Southwest Georgia Regional Fine Art Exhibition and Sale opened Thursday night at Thronateeska Heritage Center.
47 artists entered 94 pieces. Some of the winners included fine art and photography students from Albany State and Darton State College.
Albany Area Arts Council leaders say it's a great way to show off local talent and bring people downtown. 

"It's a great way to get people into the museum who maybe haven't been here in years and it is a wonderful way to bring people downtown Albany and it gives us an opportunity to work with one of our member organizations,” said Nicole Williams, Executive Director.

 Winners got cash prizes of up to 250-dollars.
Here are the list of winners:

Best in Show: Hollis Barnett, Jekyll Island

1st Place Painting: Camyljah Giddens: Face of America #2

2nd Place Painting: Ray Pierotti: Study in Purple

3rd Place Painting: Henrietta Ladson: Simple Inspiration

Honorable Mention Painting: Mary Sumners: The Sky Between

1st Place Photography: Robert Rhymes: Boy in Window

2nd Place Photography: Robert Parker: RC Box

3rd Place Photography: Katie Entz: Ghost Chuck

Honorable Mention Photography: Tim Stafford: Mudpot

1st Place Sculpture: Hollis Barnett: Carnival Vessel

2nd Place Sculpture: Dot Dowling

3rd Place Sculpture: Sandra Anderson: Gathering Ancestors

Honorable Mention Sculpture: Josephine Musgrove: Turtle Kraals

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