Nashville artist wins top prize
Central South Exhibition opens today at Art League Gallery
Nashville artist Sarah Webb is the winner of the $1,000 top prize in the 1987 Central South Exhibition opening today at the Tennessee Art League Gallery, 3011 Poston Ave.
Waiting for a Friend, her oil study of a little girl standing at a window, with a pink bow in her long dark hair, was chosen as Best of Show by juror Georg Shook of Memphis.
Webb is presently in London where, with her husband Gary, she spends some six months of the year.
The $1,000 award is the Mary Hawkins Wilson Edwards Memorial given by Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Entrekin, Dr. and Mrs. William Edwards, Dr. and Mrs. John Sawyers and Dr. and Mrs. Lynwood Herrington.
The Tennessee Art League Award of $500 went to Kazi Lawrence of Memphis for Red Bandana, a watercolor portrait study with an elegantly dignified pose.
Two awards of $300 each were won by Dot Galloway (the Athena Award) for a watercolor, Summer of '86, and George Galloway (the Garland Pack Memorial Award given by the Glider Pilots Association) for a watercolor, London Square.
Robert Cowden, Trella Koczwara and Dean Shelton are recipients of $250 awards given by the Tennessee Art League and Griffin Art Supply; Carlyle Urello and Judi Ann Hostetter won the $200 prizes given by Priest Lake Women’s Cub and Grumbacher Gold Medal. Koczwara, of Cookeville, also won the $150 award given by the Dury stores, with Urello also winning the $75 prize given by Frames by U-Green Hills.
Awards of $100 each went to Yoni Sinor, Mickey Witbeck and Jack Clayton.
Artists receiving $50 prizes are Mamie Herrington, Ruth Collier, Beulah Coleman, Nancy Jane Calcutt, Gary Manson and Jane Olson (also winner of the $30 prize given by Reed’s Custom Frames). Other winning artists named by Shook, who is a distinguished watercolorist himself, are Bruce Crowe and Susie G. Miller, with awards of $25 each.
The awards were presented last night at a reception at the Art League Gallery, where the exhibition opens to the public today.
Gallery hours on Sunday are noon-4:30 p.m., and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admittance is free.