19th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
April 11 through May 9, 2014
Thank you to all the participating Artists for a fantastic show!
Pictures of this year's Award Winners are below.
Southworks Juried Art Exhibition is a national juried art exhibition that OCAF has been holding for years. Since its inception, it has been one of the premier art exhibitions in the region as it brings in several hundred applications from talented artists across the nation. All the exhibit entries are judged in an anonymous fashion by the juror. This process requires each piece of artwork to be accepted or denied based solely upon the level of quality each piece exhibits in relation to the other entries.
SOUTHWORKS 2014: DIRECTORS' CHOICE
RON MYERS & RICH PANICO
In additon to our Juried Exhibit, OCAF also presents the SOUTHWORKS: DIRECTORS CHOICE EXHIBIT. which features prominent artists on the cutting edge of current art venues. This year the Director’s Choice will showcase selected works by Ron Myers and Rich Panico.
Athens resident Ron Meyers is an internationally known artist whose work is collected in the United States and abroad. For twenty-years Meyers educated and influenced young artists at the University of Georgia where he retired as Professor Emeritus. Known for his casual forms and lively, pictorial approach in creating utilitarian pottery, each of Meyers’ pieces is imbued with a unique perspective.
Rich Panico trained at Callenwolde in the 70’s and has been a studio potter for 38 years. After the discovery of a small, Neolithic hawk effigy bowl in the early 90’s his focus has been animal effigy pots. Known for his extensive sketch books, in 2003 Panico began to draw and paint birds and animals in pastel to augment his ceramic work. He is also a physician and a practitioner of meditation and classical yoga.
This year's SOUTHWORKS National Juried Art Exhibition, 2014 Award Winners
Best in Show
Evolution / Panspermia
1st Merit 2-D
Charcoal on Rose Paper
1st Merit 3-D
Moonlight Migration Totem
Janis Wilson Hughes
Armando J. Bermudez Romero
"Subtle Mutations, New Farmington Flora, For Nancy Jo"
Oil on Canvas
People's Choice Award
Garden of Love
Prismacolor on Paper
Previous Southworks Exhibits:
18th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, 2013
Best in Show:
Additional Merit Awards:
Southworks DIRECTORS' CHOICE 2013
GHOSTS IN THE FIELD
B.F.A., Birmingham-Southern College
Working as a freelance photojournalist covering the wars in Central America and life and death among the Serpent Handling Holiness of Appalachia, his work has appeared nationally and internationally in over thirty newspapers, magazines and hard cover publications that include the Los Angeles Times Magazine, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Birmingham News and Post Herald, Oxford American magazine, Esquire magazine and Dennis Covington's Salvation on Sandmountain, L'Eglise aux Serpents, and Redneck Riviera.