2012 Applaud the Artist Design Contest Entries

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2012 Applaud the Artist Design Contest winner - Trilogy Gunby
Cover Artist – TRILOGY GUNBY, 21, Augusta / Judges’ Comments: Like the retro look to the design. Very technical and refined, yet has the look of a hand-drawn piece with variations of thickness in the line art. Has a nice contemporary feel. Strong image as a cover design, with an elegance of style. This one would catch your eye in passing.
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2012 Applaud the Artist Design Contest winner - Trilogy Gunby
When creating her winning design for the Applaud the Artist Cover Contest, Trilogy Gunby wanted to combine all of the fine arts in one illustration. Her cover features a woman playing a keyboard with one hand to represent music and holding a nib ink pen to show the visual arts. She represents a classic movie star for theater, wears ballet shoes for dance, and stands against a backdrop of news articles and arts programs for the writing arts. Gunby, 21, a June graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, said this is the first big art contest she’s won. She completed the design in about 12 hours. “I’m really excited, and I really hope it will open some doors for me. I can definitely see it doing that,” Gunby said. – LaTina Emerson, staff writer
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2012 Applaud the Artist - Honorable Mention - Latoya Hollomon
Honorable mention – LATOYA HOLLOMON, 30, Augusta / Judges’ Comments: Nice clean lines, good graphic style. Liked the concept of the artist orchestrating the various arts, and the interplay of layers of images. It shows a nice ability to handle line art and color without one overpowering the other.
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2012 Applaud the Artist - Honorable Mention - Megan Walden
Honorable mention – MEGAN WALDEN, 15, Augusta / Judges’ Comments: This pencil drawing has very nice detail. This young artist has good potential to become even better. There is a sophistication to her style of drawing, and her ability to compose and crop the image is impressive.
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2012 Applaud the Artist - Honorable Mention - Mary H. Harris
Honorable mention – MARY H. HARRIS, 57, Martinez / Judges’ Comments: Like the sense of fun, the homage to ’60s design, Peter Max colors and style, her tip of the hat to The Beatles (and perhaps Ed Turner’s Number 9 band), plus costume parade saluting music, visual arts, theater, dance.
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2012 Applaud the Artist - Honorable Mention - Caren Stewart
Honorable mention – CAREN STEWART, 41, Appling / Judges’ Comments: This collage-style piece has good color and texture, and a whimsical, folksy approach. Like the attention to detail in cutting and layering the symbols of each of the arts. It also had a kitsch factor that worked in its favor.
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2012 Applaud the Artist - Top 10 - Janet Edwards-Travis
JANET EDWARDS-TRAVIS
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2012 Applaud the Artist - Top 10 - Nancy Schultz
NANCY SCHULTZ, 79, Augusta
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2012 Applaud the Artist - Top 10 - Dorian Robinson
DORIAN ROBINSON, 17, Evans Christian Academy student
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2012 Applaud the Artist - Top 10 - Susan Cliett
SUSAN CLIETT, 46, North Augusta / drama masks
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2012 Applaud the Artist - Top 10 - Nicole Ackerman
NICOLE ACKERMAN, 14, Evans Christian Academy student
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2012 Applaud the Artist entry - Bradley Myers
BRADLEY MYERS, Martinez, Ga.
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2012 Applaud the Artist entry - John Douglas Herman Sr.
JOHN DOUGLAS HERMAN SR., 71, Augusta / photography / "The Anchor Cross Window" at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Augusta
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2012 Applaud the Artist entry - Drew Davis
DREW DAVIS, 58, Martinez, Ga. / pencil drawing
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2012 Applaud the Artist entry - Renee Beasley
RENEE BEASLEY, Augusta / "Garden City Floral Fantasy" mosaic panel / "Augusta is such a wonderful city with so many colorful people and colorful places ... All colorful pieces that make our community into a 'Mosaic to celebrate & Applaud'!
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2012 Applaud the Artist entry - Michael P. White
MICHAEL P. WHITE, Atlanta
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2012 Applaud the Artist entry - Philip Scott Torry
PHILIP SCOTT TORRY, 26, Augusta / glass sculpture
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2012 Applaud the Artist entry - Megan Walden
MEGAN WALDEN, 15, Augusta / painting
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2012 Applaud the Artist entry - Sally Kolar
SALLY KOLAR
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2012 Applaud the Artist entry - Philip Scott Torry
PHILIP SCOTT TORRY, 26, Augusta / painting
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2012 Applaud the Artist entry - Mary J. Weitzel
MARY J. WEITZEL, Augusta / photography
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2012 Applaud the Artist - Judges
Judges selected ten designs as finalists and from that top 10, chose the Applause arts preview edition cover design and four honorable mention awards. The judges were (from left) Alan C. MacTaggart, chairman of the Department of Art at Augusta State University; Keith Claussen, Applause art columnist; and Todd Beasley, creative director at Morris Museum of Art.

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Many local artists responded to our call for entries in the inaugural Applaud the Artist Cover Contest. Artists were invited to submit an Applause cover design that illustrates the arts in our community. Ten designs were selected as finalists and will be displayed at The Augusta Chronicle booth during the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival Sept. 14-16. From the top 10, the judges selected our arts preview edition cover design and four honorable mention awards. The judges were Keith Claussen, Applause art columnist; Todd Beasley, creative director at Morris Museum of Art; and Alan C. MacTaggart, chairman of the Department of Art at Augusta State University.

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