Trenholm Artists Guild at Still Hopes by Rachel Haynie

Art by Richard Lund Sunflowers II by Erica Hoyt


Betsey by Nancy Washington


The curvaceous corridor winding around the Marshall A. Shearouse Center for Wellness at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community became an art gallery Thursday evening as Trenholm Artists Guild continued its summer tradition of exhibiting there. More than 80 pieces, including two-dimensional (2-D), mixed media and photography filled the walls. In the corridor several makers of pottery and jewelry were set up showcasing their works.

Juror Maura Kenny of the Coastal Carolina University faculty said the choices she made “got my immediate attention. They had contrast, asymmetrical shapes, unexpected views, emotion and attitude.”

Best of Show went to Richard Lund for his mixed media, “Moon Rising.” First Place in the 2-D category was won by Erica Hoyt for her watercolor “Sunflower III.” Second Place in this category was awarded to Denise L. Greer for her mixed media piece entitled “Fast Waters.” Dale Bishop took third place for “Charleston on My Mind.”

Honorable mentions were given to Mark Conrardy for his oil – “John Deer – Bert’s Pumpin Patch,” and Barbara Yongue for her oil, “Floral Contata.”

Patty Gamburg received a Merit Award for her mixed media piece entitled “YaYa42,” and George Stone for his oil “Morning on the Farm.”

Top photography honors were given to Nancy Washington for “Betsy,” and second place to Brenda Konitzer for “Verdant.” Harold Blackwood took third place for his “Sunset at Jekyll Island.”

Trenholm Artist Guild has been encouraging and stimulating the practice and appreciation of the creative arts since 1971.