2011 Artists

2011 Artists: Kathy Brusnighan, Jean Smith, Karen Newman Fridy, Phyllis Sharpe, Tom Edgerton, Scott Harris, Carol Hamlin, Vicki Johnson, Carol Meetz-Moates, Connie Logan, Jeanne Twilley, Alice Bachman,Rose Wenkle, Beverly Smith Wilson, Amos Westmoreland, Ron Curlee

2015 Artists: Kathy Brusnighan, Jean Smith, Phyllis, Karen newman Fridy, Vicki Johnson, Carol Meetz-Moates, Amos Westmoreland, Amy Cruz, Karl Fletcher, Nicci Mellor, Grace Carol Bomer, Pattie Anne Hale, Karen Shelton, Jeremy Sams, Sally Lambrecht, Wayne Epperly, Chip Bristol, Lee O'Hare, Sheila Williams, Carrie Bennett, Kathy Ammon

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Amazing Honor!

Congratulations Tom Edgerton!

Tom, a part of the "How do you paint Courage?" exhibit has been awarded 
Portrait Society of America's
14th Annual

International Portrait Competition

Exhibit May 24 27, 2012 ♦ Philadelphia, PA

Click here for information on The Art of the Portrait Conference


Tom's painting is on display at the Yadkin Cultural Center now through July 7th.
It is a beautiful piece and we would love for you to see it!

Yadkin Cultural Center

Thanks to an amazing group of faithful friends, my life and my deadlines are always met. 
Heading into this new venue, new cards had to be made, lots of art had to be delivered...
along with 11 new pieces added to the show.  Phyllis Sharpe, Vicki Johnson, Jean Smith
and Karen Fridy all stepped up and made the trip doable......Amos Westmoreland was a
champ and showed up also with new works that just steal your heart...so all in all it was a great
day!  Wow, what would art be without friends to share it with!

Yadkin Cultural Center is so beautiful and full of light!  The exhibit was beautifully hung and
ready for the city. The food and wine flowed and the people came ...and stayed.....they walked
and read the statements...some cried...it was our first time to really be in the midst of reactions..
and it was awesome.


To be able to watch and talk with people as they absorbed the work made it all worthwhile.
Watching the artists talking about the experience was touching. I think the artists that have
been able to really follow the show and be in the middle of it have really drawn some wonderful
revelations from the experience. As artists, that is a wonderful growing tool and I look forward to seeing what comes of this.

I am looking forward to seeing the exhibit, once and for all, complete...something that we have not
experienced yet, but will see in August when the exhibit opens in Greensboro.  That too, will be a night that I look forward to drinking in.

But for now, I am drinking in friendship, hard work and commitment from a band of artists that walk very closely to me and to this exhibit.....they have made it their own and that makes the thought of doing this again very positive!

It is a great gift to be an artist. It is a great gift to have friends.  To have both intertwined....such a treasure!