The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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July 30, 2013

Art explodes into life at Falling Rivers Gallery

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 — The works of local and regional artists are on display at Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 W. Main St., Albemarle, as part of the annual Summer Art Explosion Show.

These works of art are divided into four categories: two-dimensional art, three-dimensional art, unaltered photography and altered photography.

Artist Walter Stanford, of Kannapolis, served as judge for the show, naming winners and honorable mentions in each category.

Stanford creates his own artwork using a variety of mediums, such as oil, acrylic, pastel and digital media. The subjects of his art are as varied as his mediums and include landscapes, animals and fantasy and whimsical scenes. He received a Regional Artist Project Grant from the N.C. Arts Council in 2009 for his series of paintings of farms in N.C.

“He’s a very accomplished artist,” said Anita Ammerman, of the Stanly Arts Guild.

This year’s show went very well, Ammerman said.

“We’ve been doing this show for at least 15 years. We love this every year,” she said.

“We invite artists from all around the surrounding counties, and this year, we had 29 artists. That’s not a record, but it’s a good turnout. We had 80 pieces of artwork.”

The art show is a good way to network and meet fellow artists from other areas, Ammerman said.

“I enjoyed seeing the wonderful variation and different kinds of art. When you think you’ve seen it all, that’s when you see something you’ve never thought about,” she said.

“You see that people can create some beautiful things.”

The Best of Show award went to Jennie Tomlin for her watercolor painting “Blue on Blue.”

Other awards are as follows:

Two-Dimensional Art

 First Place — Malia Bryngelson

 Second Place — Anita Ammerman

 Third Place — Susan Lackey

Three-Dimensional Art

 First Place—Judy Abdelaziz

 Second Place—Celia Blake

 Third Place—Shakeeka Watts

Unaltered Photography

 First Place—Deb Russell

 Second Place—Dan Wray

 Third Place—Craig Marsh

Altered Photography    

 First Place — Deb Russell

 Second Place — Reda Icenhour

 Third Place — Ed Lipe

Honorable mentions went to Malia Bryngelson, Jane Rogers, Pete Brown, Leslie Carter, Susan Nuttall, Dan Wray, Shakeeka Watts and Jim Thompson

The Summer Art Explosion Show will be open for viewing at Falling Rivers Gallery until Aug. 9.

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