Gateways to the South

October 2 – November 2, 2018

Gateways to the South art competition and exhibit is a yearly show held at Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain. This is a judged show with cash prizes. This annual exhibit features landscapes, historical sites, and the people and places that reflect our Southern history and culture, from the past to present day. Local artists have interpreted our southern landscape, well known landmarks and cherished memories in painting, photography and sculpture.

Judging the artwork is Michael Grady, Professor of Art at Appalachian State University. Grady is an exhibiting artist, writer and educator. Throughout his career, Grady has been involved in a variety of activities and organizations which promote art as a self-integrative activity and force for cultural transformation. Grady sees the future of art as necessarily integrating a variety of cultural concepts; self and community; spirit and healing. He continues to write, lecture and exhibit his paintings internationally.
Gateways to the South will be on display in the galleries of Southern Arts Society through November 2, 2018.

Artists Participating:

Todd Baxter, Sudy Dressler, Gary Freeman, Anna Gelich, Darlene Godfrey, Jack G. Greenfield, C. M. Kakassy, Jennifer Myers Kirton, Rosie Little, Lori McAdams, Mary McCorkle, Fred Mead, Carlton Mullinax, James L. Norman, Barbara O’Neal Davis, Betsy Parke, Lynne Parker, Carolyn Parrish, Patricia Pietersen, Alex Pietersen, Angela Shafranski, Paul Shafranski, Gary A. Shelley, Leah Tewari, Susan Walker, Anne White, Allegra Wilson

Winners of Gateways to the South 2018

Michael Grady – professor of studio art at Appalachian State University – said:

The artwork was the  “best overall quality I’ve seen in years having a good balance of traditional nature scenes along with weathered architecture and geometry – barns, boats, houses, etc.”

Prizes were awarded at our reception on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

First Place – Fred Mead for his glass sculpture “Sunset Over Vicksburg”.
Second Place – James Norman for his oil painting “Christ Church”.
Third Place – Rosie Little for her oil painting “Lake Lure”.

Merit Award – Lynne Parker – photography Fishing on a Summer Evening
Merit Award – Susan Walker – acrylic painting Perseverance (Landsford Canal)
Merit Award – Alex Pietersen – photography – Drafty

Visit soon to check out the winning artwork and all 65 entries.
Artwork in the exhibit is available for sale.
SASi is open Tues-Sat 10 am to 4 pm.

See the winners: