Beaufort Art Association announces spring show winners

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Photo above: Best In Show winner, “Ellen” by Susan Graber.

The Beaufort Art Association recently held its 56th annual Spring Show & Sale at Tabby Place in Beaufort.  

Savannah artist William Armstrong judged over 150 works of art by some of the finest artists in Beaufort.  

This year, Best In Show, the Bill Cochrane Memorial Award, went to Susan Graber for her portrait of “Ellen.”

Other winners were:

• First place, Polly Swenson Memorial Award: Kim Painter for “Wonderful

• Second place, Pat Conroy Memorial Award: Linda Sheppard for “Sunset Over Waterfront Park.”

• Third place, Joseph Darling/Earl Morgan Memorial Award: Andrew Lyons for “Lime Aid.”

• BAA Founders Award: Joan Templer for “After the Storm.”

• Palmetto Special Award: Pam Hagan for “Felicity.”

• Hampton Wildlife Fund Natural Resources Award: Margery Boyle for “Blue Heron”

• A Memorial Award of Excellence/Haigh-McFee Family Memorial Award: Jennifer Kassing Bradley for “Flat
Oyster Shell.”

Memorial Awards of Achievement:

• Joy Keyserling Memorial Award: Phyllis Kaupp-Seas for “Heavenly Flashlight.”

• Leith Paul Trask Memorial Award: Marian Sanders for “Ms. Swan.”

• E. Carew Rice, III Memorial Award: Lynne Morgan for “McPherson Square.”

• Julian Levin Memorial Award: Patricia Walsh for “The Tide Pool.”

In the high school competition, 97 students submitted artwork from Battery Creek and Whale Branch high schools.  

Trevaughn Nelson of Whale Branch High School was awarded Best In Show/Geneva Litchfield Memorial for “Hope.”  

Other winners were:

• First place, Jamie Polite from Battery Creek for “Singing in 3-D.”

• Second place, Alexia Ortega from Battery Creek for “Loneliness.”

• Third place, Nia Sutton from Whale Branch for her “Self-Portrait.”

Chartered in 1957, the Beaufort Art Association is a tax-exempt membership organization.  

Currently, there are around 175 local artists who are members, 65 of whom exhibit in the gallery. 

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