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!
JUDGE ARTIST RICK ANDERSON
Feixue Yang-Best of Show Winner $1000 Cash Prize
Thomas Wilson-Winner of Community Bank Best Oil Award $500 Cash
2nd Place Oil-Emma Knowles
3rd Place Oil- Maggie Mayer
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
Lydia Bourn-Winner of Complete Exteriors Best Pastel Award $500 Cash
2nd Place Gayle Quick
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