Small Wonders Art Competition and Exhibit
On View February 1 – 25, 2022
Southern Arts Society opens a new exhibit February 5, 2022 featuring work of art with an image size of 5 x 7 inches or less. Small Wonders”asked artists to restrict the size of their work, showing their skill at planning, and executing a more diminutive artwork. The technical skill of the artist is put to the test to accomplish this feat successfully. While working in a smaller scale is not easy for the artist, it benefits the buyer who wants to purchase work at an affordable price and still fit comfortably in their home.
Artists from around the region have submitted one hundred and six works of art to be judged for cash prizes. Work has been entered in a variety of media: oil, acrylic and pastel paintings, mixed media, fiber, wood, pyrography and collage.
About the judge
Judging this year’s show is Seymour Simmons III. Mr. Simmons is a Professor of Fine Arts emeritus from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, where he taught art education and studio art, primarily drawing. Prior to moving to South Carolina, he taught at Massachusetts College of Art and did research in arts education at Harvard Project Zero. He holds a B.F.A in printmaking from Colorado State University, as well as M. Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from Harvard. As an artist, he works primarily from the figure and landscapes in drawing and watercolor. His research focuses on the theory and practice of drawing instruction from ancient times to the present. His most recent publication on that topic is: The Value of Drawing Instruction in the Visual Arts and Across Curricula: Historical and Philosophical Arguments for Drawing in the Visual Age (Routledge, 2021). Early in his career, he co-authored with Marc S. A. Winer: Drawing: The Creative Process, (Simon and Schuster, 1977).
Small Wonders features works from these artists:
Susan Arrowood, Janet K. Baxter, Regina Bos, Shirley Brutko, Constance Buchanan, Barbara Connor, Barbara O’Neal Davis, Dianne W. Garner, Darlene Godfrey, Lizz Grimsley, Timmy Hord, Jacqueline Ramey Laine, Amelia Lenke, Emma Kay Lewis, Rosie Little, Lorene Lovell, Mari Matamoros, Lori McAdams, Bertie McClain, Fred Mead, Martha Moore, James L. Norman, Carolyn Parrish, R. Michael Phillips, Alex Pietersen, Patricia Pietersen, Stacey Pilkington-Smith, Linda Principe, Shelby Sabelli, Ron Shepard, Jill Shuford, Jean L. Wilder Smith, Lore Spivey, Cam Tracy, Jenna Webb, Robb Webb, Jan Welborn