Brigham Takes Grumbacher, Rodwell Best Of Show At Autumn Arts 2003 Art Show At Vance-Granville
After years of trying, Henderson artist Lelia Brigham finally has her first prestigious Grumbacher Award.
She took the Gold Medallion and $200 merchandise prize for best painting using at least 50 percent Grumbacher products in the Autumn Arts Juried Art Show currently on display at Vance-Granville Community College. The show is sponsored by the Kerr Lake Art Society, in cooperation with the college.
Brigham’s oil painting of bright red poppies, titled “Jim’s Big Red,” took the 2003 Grumbacher.
Best of Show award for 2003 went to Dianne Rodwell of Raleigh, formerly of Warren County, for her acrylics on rice paper painting, “Vincent’s Whisper.” William Ward Moseley of Ebony, Va., formerly of Littleton, the 2002 Grumbacher winner, took the blue ribbon in paintings for his water color, “Mystic.” Brigham scored again with a blue ribbon in other medium for “Ann,” which included water color and pen-and-ink.
Twenty-six artists from the local area as well as southside Virginia and Raleigh entered 80 pieces of art in the show.
Other prize winners for paintings included Jennifer Patterson of Littleton, second, Laurie Stephens of Oxford, third, and Wanda Satterwhite and Ann P. Wilson, both of Henderson, honorable mention.
Others taking prizes in the other medium category were Crystal Cantrell of Bracey, Va., second, Jennifer Patterson, third, and Wilson Vaughan of Oxford, honorable mention.
The 80 Autumn Arts entries are on display in the lobby of the VGCC Civic Center and are available for the public to view on normal school hours through Nov.13.
Leo Kelly Jr., dean of Continuing Education at Vance-Granville Community College, presents the Gold Medallion Grumbacher Award to Lelia Brigham of Henderson who won the award for her painting, “Jim’s Big Red,” (seen in the background) at the 2003 Autumn Arts Juried Art Show now on display at the VGCC Civic Center until Nov. 13.