Annual Clark Gallery’s 92 County Art Show winners announced

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WABASH, Ind.—The Honeywell Center Clark Gallery has opened its newest exhibit to the public on Thursday, Jan. 9 until Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The 92 County Art Show features artwork from Indiana-local artists, providing a variety of media for art-consumers to enjoy. This exhibit is sponsored by the Eclectic Shoppe.

A total of 70 works of art were chosen for display out of the 155 entries submitted by 59 artists for this competition. The judges for this year’s competition were Donna Pattee-Ballard, Wabash High School art teacher, and Scott Anderson, Ball State University Department of Art Professor.

Pattee-Ballard is a working artist, taught at Kendall School of Art and Design of Grand Rapids, Mich., a former photography professor at College of the Canyons of Santa Clarita, Ca., and currently teaches art at Wabash High School of Wabash, Ind. Pattee-Ballard’s art focuses on the experience of women in the world and encompasses various media formats including photography, sculpture, and wood. She has used her Master’s in Fine Arts and training from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to inform this work and to help educate the next generation of artists.

Anderson teaches undergraduate and graduate levels of painting and drawing as a Professor at Ball State University. Anderson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University in 1982 and his Master’s in Fine Arts from West Virginia University in 1993, both with emphases in painting. In 2010 Scott was awarded the 2010-2011 College of Fine Arts Dean’s Creative Arts Award also in 1998 and 2001 nominated and listed in Who’s Who Among Americas Teachers and in 1998 Scott was nominated for the Dean’s Teaching Award in the College of Fine Arts at Ball State University. He has been exhibiting his paintings professionally for the past thirty years in galleries, museums, national and regional juried offerings. Since 2003 he has exhibited his work in over 180 exhibitions. Since 2007 he has been the Co-Director of the Art in Italy Field Study program a 5-week summer study abroad program in painting and drawing on site in Italy. The classes are offered every other year.

The 92 County Art Show award-winning artists of 2020 are:

–       Best of Show: Heidi Bailey, “We Won’t Retreat and We’ll Never Surrender”

–       Painting:

o   First Place: Nancy Longmate, “In Reverie”

o   Second Place: William Curtis Jarrett. “Barbed Bee Wired”

o   Third Place: J.O. Buffington, “Chili”

–       Drawing:

o   First Place: Jerry Ginther, “Post in the Corner”

o   Second Place: Mary Amador, “He Mended Her With His Promises and Broke Her With His Actions”

o   Third Place: Will Carpenter, “St Paul”

–       Other Art Forms

o   First Place: Marcus Zwiebel, “Door”

o   Second Place: E. Oke, “4 Wisdoms”

o   Third Place: Mary Ann Van Soest, “Under Water”

–       Honorable Mentions

o   Dani Kiefer, “100 Acres”

o   Marilyn Kruger, “Sweet Temptations”

o   Rebecca Burton, “First Light”

o   Kim Linker, “Late Harvest, Early Snow”

o   Melodie Dowell, “Amazon is Burning”

o   Susan Wenger, “Turkey Tail”

Artwork may be purchased at the Honeywell Foundation Box Office Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that seven percent sales tax will be added to the cost of the artwork. The Honeywell Center accepts various methods of payment including check, cash, or charge. Checks should be made payable to the Honeywell Center. Artwork may not be removed from the Clark Gallery prior to the completion of the exhibit.

A public reception for the 92 County Art Show will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. To RSVP, call 260.274.1457 or email clarkgallery@honeywellcenter.org.

SOURCE: News release from Honeywell Center

 

About the 92 County Art Show

The 92 County Art Show is just one way that the Clark Gallery supports the visual arts. The Clark Gallery hosts more than ten exhibits per year and features students, amateurs, and professionals. Exhibits include the Wabash County Schools, Themed Art Competition, and Wabash Art Guild. Because the Gallery encompasses the semi-circle of the Honeywell Center Porter Lobby, foot traffic exceeds 200,000 guests per year. Nearly every exhibit hosts a reception to introduce the public to the art. For more information contact Michele Hughes, Clark Gallery Coordinator at mhughes@honeywellfoundation.org or by contacting the Honeywell Foundation Box Office at 260.563.1102.

 

About the Honeywell Center

The Honeywell Foundation is a public charity in Wabash, Indiana. The organization and its venues – Honeywell Center, Honeywell House, Charley Creek Gardens, Dr. Ford Historic Home, Eagles Theatre, and 13-24 Drive In – provide artistic, social, cultural, and recreational opportunities for all. These artistic offering are made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more information about The Honeywell Foundation, please visit HoneywellFoundation.org.