The St. Bernard Art Guild exhibited an amazing array of 68 artworks at the St. Bernard Parish Council Chambers at its annual Spring Show. The show celebrated the creative works of artists from St. Bernard Parish and surrounding areas in two-dimensional paintings in watercolor, oil, watercolor, pastel, and collage, along with three-dimensional sculptures of wood, metal, natural findings, and clay.
The SBAG Spring 2023 show was judged by award-winning international artist Carol Scott. A special St. Bernard Theme award was judged by St. Bernard Parish School Board Member Rosiland White.
The following awards were presented at the SBAG Spring 2023 show.
Art Under Glass: 1st Early Birds Claire Pescay, 2nd Basking in the Morning Sun Barbara W. Hayes, 3rd Nanny Lori Noto, with Honorable Mentions Blurred Iris Lynn Battle, Swan Lake Claire Pescay, and Red Winged Black Bird Claire Pescay.
Art Not Under Glass: 1st 1930’s Deteriorating Drawbridge Sabrina Schmidt, 2nd By the Seashore Victoria Graves, 3rd Phase Two Maurice Stockton, and Honorable Mentions Friend or Foe Claire Pescay, Ellie’s Day at the Spa Sabrina Schmidt, Pleasure & Peace Victoria Graves.
Photography: 1st Smooth Landing Marie Alvarez, 2nd Louis Armstrong Beth Vincent, 3rd Spring Victoria Graves, with Honorable Mentions Ella Rose Victoria Graves, Rose in Sepia Beth Vincent, Snowy Beauty Marie Alverez.
Three-Dimensional: 1st Arum Lilly Victoria Graves, 2nd Aquatic Life Victoria Graves, 3rd Fishing Camp Darlene Olson, and Honorable Mentions Earth and Root Bound Dana Sherlock, Royal Awakening Victoria Graves, Singing in the Rain Victoria Graves.
Best of Specialty Awards: Landscape: Bright Light on the Batture Sabrina Schmidt, Maritime: Bliss on the Sea Victoria Graves, Spiritual: Peace & Balance Lynn Battle, Children: Tiny Ballerina Vicki Graves, Floral: Bouquet of Bocelli Lynn Battle, Still Life: Lost your Marbles Janet Attaway Portrait: Macaroni Barbara W. Hayes, Wildlife: Foggy Morning Beth Vincent, Abstract: Phase Four Maurice Stockton, Patriotic: They Were Soldiers Marie Alvarez.
The Best of St. Bernard Theme was awarded to Where in da Parish by Darlene Fischer, and the Best of Show was awarded to Janet Attaway for Want a Bite?
Congratulations to the dedicated and talented artists who participated and volunteered to make this show a success. St. Bernard Art Guild’s next show is planned for the Fall of 2023. Interested artists and enthusiasts are invited to our 2nd Thursday monthly meetings and live demos. For more info, find us at https://www.facebook.com/St.BernardArtGuild or email@example.com.