Art Explosion in Albemarle

Art has exploded in Albemarle at Falling Rivers Gallery – it is our annual Summer Art Explosion happening through August 4th. Nineteen artists from here and the surrounding area entered 67 pieces of art for judging in four categories: 2-dimensional art, 3-dimensional art, altered photography, and unaltered photography. Each category was awarded first, second, and third place prizes (along with honorable mentions) and a Best of Show was awarded to the top entry.

As usual, the judge had her hands full sorting through all the great entries. Here are the winners:

2D Art:

1st Place – Susan Lackey for “Her Hands” (watercolor)

2nd Place – Dorothy Gibson for “Tribal Princess” (paper)

3rd Place – Clif Rippenhagen for “Engagement” (watercolor)

Honorable Mention: Susan Lackey for “Summer Afternoon” (watercolor)

3D Art:

1st Place – David Arey for “Unchain My Heart” (wood)

2nd Place – Pamela Buchanan for “Random Weave Sculpture” (basketry)

3rd Place – David Ritzheimer for “Horse” (wood)

Honorable Mention – David Arey for Summer Snowflakes” (Mixed Media)

Unaltered Photography:

1st Place – Rodney Rock for “Homeless but not Humorous”

2nd Place – Jessica Waldron for “Boone’s Cave”

3rd Place – Reda Icenhour for “Out of the Water”

Honorable Mention – Clif Rippenhagen for “Pretty in Pink”

Altered Photography:

1st Place – Ed Lipe for “Drama”

2nd Place – Bill Feree for “Moonlight and Rust”

3rd place – Rodney Rock for “Spellman”

Honorable Mention – Ed Lipe for “Catfish”

Best of Show:

Ed Lipe for ‘Steamed” (Unaltered photography)

Congratulations to all the winners! Their remarkable work will be on display at Falling Rivers Gallery through August 4th. Make sure to stop by and check out the show as well as the great work by our gallery regulars.

If you would like a more complete look at the show, we have a video on our facebook page that you may enjoy.