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October 7, 2023, was a great day for artists and collectors alike, to enjoy a beautiful Mississippi day and watch artists doing what they love. 


The variety of mediums and subject matter were amazing, as each artist found what inspired them most and painted during the 4 hour competition. 


View and purchase finished work from the event here through the months of October and November. 



Thank you to our major community sponsors Community Bank, Branton-Schaffhauser Wealth Management Group of Raymond James, Complete Exteriors, Renaissance at Colony Park, and Visit Ridgeland and everyone who supported this event!






Feixue Yang-Best of Show Winner $1000 Cash Prize


Oil Division

Thomas Wilson-Winner of Community Bank Best Oil Award $500 Cash


2nd Place Oil-Emma Knowles

3rd Place Oil- Maggie Mayer


Watercolor Division

Mark Millet- Winner of Branton-Schaffhauser Wealth Management Group of Raymond James Best

Watercolor Award $500 Cash


2nd Place-Wes Arrington

3rd Place-Shawn Richards


Pastel Division

Lydia Bourn-Winner of Complete Exteriors Best Pastel Award $500 Cash


2nd Place Gayle Quick


Acrylic Division

April Joy Watkins-Pacesetter Gallery Best Acrylic Award Pacesetter Gallery $200 Gift Card


2nd Place Cary Haycox

3rd Place Thea Stevenson


Special Category Awards

Gayle Quick-Batteries Plus Best Lamp Post Award


Kay Meadows-Highland Park by Material Girls Best Fountain Award


Susan Wellington-Red Square best Pop of Color Award


Phillip Pringle-Brooks Brothers Best Figure Award


Cary Haycox-Soft Surroundings Best Architecture Award


Lucie Wren Cooper-Vintage Wine Market Best Gouache Award


Angie Montgomery-Whimsy Cookie Company Unique Perspective Award