Great Images of Public Art
Winners of the “Art Works For Us” photography competition
For the last two years the Floyd Center for the Arts has organized a public art tour through Floyd County called “Art Works For Us”. During the spring “Meet the Artists” tour on Sunday, April 9, 2017, the Center also ran a photography competition. Visitors were encouraged to photograph the art during that day and submit their work to the Center. Local photographer and writer, Doug Thompson, judged the submitted photos. “As with all judging of works of arts, it is a subjective view of a judge, in this case a judge who is a news photographer”, stated Doug. “It was not easy because of the various entries having strong points.”
The winners are:
1st Place for $100: “Green Man” by Aileen Fletcher
2nd Place for $50: “Pillar of the Community” by Diane Davidson
3rd Place for $25: “Hallelujah” by June Damanti
Doug felt, “The straight on angle and tight composition, was unique from the other angles on what was a favorite subject to nearly all of the contestants”, about his first place choice, “Green Man”. He also stated that the “Pillar of the Community” combined the natural color of nature with the piece of art and felt it told the story. The image of “Hallelujah” he chose because “ I felt that it best combined the various elements of the community”.
The “Art Works For Us” program is now entering is third season and is accepting applications from host venues and artists. Artists are paid for the display of their artwork an honorarium of $500. Please contact the Floyd Center for the Arts to learn more or visit www.FloydArtCenter.org.