Tryon Painters and Sculptors Juried Art Show on exhibit until November 6

Published 3:42 pm Monday, October 25, 2010

The 13th Regional Juried Art Show presented by Tryon Painters and Sculptors is on exhibit now through November 6 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center in the Gallery 1.

This show has drawn artists from Delray Beach, Fl., to Asheville and many points in between, resulting in an exhibit of great breadth and diversity. This show has everything from traditional landscapes to inventive, whimsical pieces.

The juror, Glen Miller, was put to task when well over one hundred entries were submitted. Miller selected artwork that he describes as displaying genuineness of expression to be included in the show and handed awards to those that he felt took a greater risk and were able to pull it off in a way that causes us to reconsider what we are looking at.

The awards for outstanding artwork were given to:

1st Place: Out of the Ashes by Claire Carey of Tryon.

2nd Place: Saluda Corner by Jim Carson of Saluda.

3rd Place: Listen by Diana Gurri of Tryon.

Most Unique 2-dimensional (Honorable Mention): The Standoff by Frank E. Harrod of Columbus.

Most Unique 3-dimensional (Honorable Mention): Newtonian Chair by Janet Orselli of Tryon.

Awards aside, observers say all of the artworks on display are winners in their own right. The creative process is exemplified and captured in beautiful arrays of oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel, marble, clay, wood, fabric, and mixed media. This show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Avenue in Tryon.

For more information, call 828-859-8322 or visit the TPS website at www.tryonpaintersandsculptors.com.