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Moseley Wins Grumbacher, Raleigh Artist Takes First At Annual Autumn Arts Exhibit

It is déjà vu all over again at the annual Autumn Arts 2002 juried art show on exhibit now at Vance-Granville Community College. 

William Ward Moseley of Littleton won the prestigious Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award again for his watercolor painting, “Wet Shopping.” The Grumbacher Award consists of a gold medal and a $200 merchandise certificate for the best artwork in the show using at least 50 percent Grumbacher products. Moseley previously won the Grumbacher in the 2000 Autumn Arts show. 

Moseley’s painting is a rainy-day shopping center scene from Pompano Beach, Fla.

Judge Karen Shelton also selected a watercolor, “Ruth,” by Beth Smith of Raleigh for the first place prize of $100. The painting is a bright depiction of an elderly woman holding a bird.

Wilson Vaughan of Oxford took second place and a $75 prize with his color photograph, “Inside the Machine II.” Third place and $50 went to Dianne T. Rodwell’s painting, “Annie’s Garden.” Rodwell, formerly of Warren County, currently lives in Raleigh.

Moseley also took an honorable mention award for his painting, “Gaston Cove Boatshelters.” Honorable mention also went to paintings “Peppers and Pears” by Lynn G. Conley of Wake Forest, “Old Country Pride” by Ronald Ragland of Raleigh, and “Her Quiet Place” by Gail H. Weinerth of Durham.         

The 81 entries in the show came from as far away as Greensboro and from two states, Virginia and North Carolina. Artists submitting works for the show ranged in age from their 20s to 90s.

The judge, Karen Shelton, is from South Boston, Va., and is an award-winning artist. Her comments about works in the 2002 Autumn Arts included: “Full of life, very joyful…,” “Gorgeous designs with interesting combinations of color…,” “Expert techniques with interesting memory ability, along with strong designs and interesting angles…”

The exhibit is open for public viewing until Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Civic Center lobby at Vance-Granville Community College from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays.

The Kerr Lake Arts Society and Vance-Granville Community College sponsor Autumn Arts. The Henderson Junior Woman’s Club sponsored a reception Sunday, Oct. 27, to award prizes and introduce the show. Allen’s Framework and Gallery sponsored Honorable Mention awards.

Above, Nancy Ingham, president of the Kerr Lake Art Society, presents the Grumbacher Gold Medallion to William Ward Moseley of Littleton, left, whose painting took the Grumbacher Award at the 27th annual Autumn Arts Juried Art Show, currently on display at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center. At right is Wilson Vaughan of Oxford, whose photograph took second place in the show.