ART LEAGUE OF HILTON HEAD AWARDS BIENNALE WINNERS
The Art League of Hilton Head awarded 13 winners at the opening reception of the 2021 Biennale, 27th National Juried Art Exhibition on May 7.
More than $5,000 in cash prizes were awarded. The national call for entries attracted 735 artworks from 40 states. Top pieces were selected based on originality of concept, composition and execution. The exhibition is the longest-running national juried art exhibition in the area, a news release said.
The judge was Marc Hanson, an award-winning landscape artist based on Tybee Island. He is a Master Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, having won awards of excellence over numerous years at the OPA National Exhibit.
First prize went to Charles Cashwell of Sautee Nacoochee, Ga., and Moss Creek, Hilton Head for “At the Beach” (acrylic).
The second prize was awarded to William Schneider of Village of Lakewood, Ill., for “Wilding Warrior” (soft pastel).
Joan Eckhardt of Okatie earned honorable mention for “Feather Afloat” (photography).
Philip Palma of Hilton Head Island earned honorable mention for “Miss Lily’s Variety” (oil).
For a complete list of winners, visit artleaguehhi.org/gallery.
ART SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO HILTON HEAD HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR
Hilton Head High senior Sasha Udvornocky was awarded a $2,000 art scholarship from the Art League of Hilton Head.
The decision was based on her outstanding art portfolio, commendable GPA and teacher recommendations, the Art League said.
“Sasha is exceptionally adept in the visual arts and has excelled in upper-level visual arts classes. She displays an advanced comprehension of art production and produces work that is indicative of a college-level student,” said Sasha’s art teacher, Monique Dobbelaere.