Magnolia ‘Garden of Dreams’ winners announced

  • Friday, November 29, 2013

Wadmalaw Island artist Mark Beale received the top prize in the “Garden of Dreams” art competition sponsored by the Charleston Artist Guild and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

Beale received a $3,000 purchase award for his painting, “Creekside Dusk.” The other top awards went to Daniel Island artist Alana Knuff, second place and a $1,000 prize, for “The Pasture – Magnolia Plantation,” and Charleston artist Russell Buskirk received third place and a $500 prize for “The White Bridge.” Buskirk is also the guild’s director of exhibitions.

The competition was inspired by John Drayton Hastie Jr., who sits on the seven-member board that owns Magnolia. Hastie wanted to encourage artists to paint scenes of Magnolia’s gardens in the style of Charleston Renaissance artists. Elizabeth O’Neill Verner and William Halsey, who were among the guild’s founding members six decades ago.

Five Honorable mention prizes of $100 each went to the following artists and their paintings: Anna Cox, “Across the Way;” Nancy Davidson, “Sweet Spring at Magnolia;” Karen Silvestro, “Tree at Magnolia Gardens;” Norma Morris Ballentine, “Reflections;” and Mila Garro “Heron in a Morning Mist.”

Ten other artists each received $25 prizes for paintings in the “of interest award.” The artists and their paintings are: Anne Hightower Patterson, “Audubon Swamp Garden;” Karen Silvestro, “Statue at Magnolia Gardens;” Pam Dittloff “Magnolia Reflections;” Chuck Morris, “A Path in History;” Barbara Yongue, “Magnolia Bridge;” Russell Buskirk, “Live Oak Lane;” Carla Johannesmeyer, “Spring Lake Reflections;” Page Burgess, “Mother’s Day;” Katherine DuTremble, “Magnolia’s Wooden Bridge;” and Amelia Rose Smith, “Rice Fields in Spring.”

The guild received 178 pieces of art from 108 artists in 11 states during the contest period that ended in September. A three-juror panel of experts selected the accepted pieces from digital images. Paintings with a vote from any of the jurors were accepted into the exhibition. The paintings, which come from artists in eight states, represent a variety of styles and mediums.


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