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Davidson Residents Winners in Mooresville’s 10th Anniversary Winter Juried Exhibition

by | Jan 23, 2023 | Arts & Entertainment, Bottom Right Box, News

This year’s exhibit attracted 162 submissions from 65 artists. Out of the 162 entries, 42 pieces of artwork, created by 36 artists, were chosen for the exhibition. This year’s Juror was Marisa Pascucci, Gallery and Collection Coordinator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, North Carolina. Accepted artwork for the Winter Juried Exhibit includes paintings, drawings and mixed media work and this show will be on display in Mooresville Arts Center Gallery.

Ms. Pascucci had this overall commentary for the exhibit:

It is important to state the obvious: art is best experienced in person. The intimacy of an exquisite small watercolor, the shading of work in paper, or the texture of a painting can only be felt completely by standing in front of the work of art. While it is near impossible to jury the exhibited of an open-call exhibition in person, it is both easier and more enjoyable to award the prizes when viewing the works professionally installed in an impressive gallery space. 

 For 2+ hours on Monday, January 16, I had the Mooresville Arts gallery to myself to truly look at each of the 42 works I juried into the 10th Anniversary Winter Juried Exhibit. As a self-proclaimed art geek, this is a near magical experience for me and one of the perks of being a professional in the art world. As I noted previously, the mark of a successful artwork is its ability to make the viewer feel something and this occurred repeatedly that morning. 

 Thank you, Mooresville Arts, for inviting me to jury the 10th Anniversary Winter Juried Exhibit. Bravo to each of the artists and to Mooresville Arts for its continued commitment to and support for the arts!”

Thank you to Ms. Pascucci for lending her time and expertise for this exhibition.

Thank to this year’s show sponsors: nvisionative; Iredell Arts Council; North Carolina Arts Council; and Dick Blick Art Supplies. In addition to this exhibit, accepted artists were invited to display an additional piece of artwork for an Artists’ Favorites Exhibit, which includes 22 works on display in Mooresville Arts Skylight Gallery.

Both exhibits are on display Tuesday, January 17 through Thursday, February 23, 2023. Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Friday 12-4pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

Award winners from Davidson for the Tenth Anniversary Winter Juried Exhibit are as follows:

First Place Winner
Gasworks Series 6 – Lunch with the Ruins by William Hook, Watercolor and Gouache, NFS (Davidson, NC)

William Hook, “Lunch with the Ruins”


Second Place Winner
Corinne 33 by Felicia van Bork, Acrylic, $300 (Davidson, NC)

Felicia van Bork, “Corinne 33”


Juror’s Choice Winner
Ten Square Millimeters of Decomposition by Ed Harris, Oil and Tar, NFS (Davidson, NC)

Ed Harris, “Ten Square Millimeters of Decomposition”


Juror’s Choice Winner
Camden Maine by Susan Richards, Acrylic, $475 (Davidson, NC)

Susan Richards, “Camden Maine”

Other winners are:

Third Place Winner
Life Goes On by Jessica DeHart, Oil, $900 (Mooresville, NC)

Juror’s Choice Winner
Film Noir by Lorie Setterberg, Oil, $400 (Kannapolis, NC)

Juror’s Choice Winner
Confederation of Opposites by Eileen Covington, Oil, $350 (Charlotte, NC)

Juror’s Choice Winner
Rain Cloud Study by Sherry Mason, Oil, $875 (Jonesborough, TN

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