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Davidson Residents Among Entrants in Mooresville Art Show

by | Apr 3, 2023

Mooresville Arts  45th Anniversary SpringFest Judged Show & Competition

59 artists entered the show this year, for a total of 146 entries. Artists from Mooresville, Cornelius, Davidson, Charlotte and beyond are showcasing their talent and creativity in this exhibit, which is one of Mooresville Arts most popular and long-standing shows. Artwork ranges from paintings, drawings, mixed media, pottery, glass, wood and more! Artwork is for sale and art sales directly benefit local artists and Mooresville Arts, a nonprofit art gallery.

Thank you to this year’s Judge, Anne Harkness, for lending her time, artist eye and expertise in viewing the exhibit and selecting the show’s top honors.

Thank you to this year’s show sponsors: Lake Norman Realty, Inc.; Iredell Arts Council; North Carolina Arts Council; and Four Corners Framing & Gallery.

SpringFest is on display now in the Mooresville Arts Gallery through Thursday, May 18. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Friday 12-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. -2 p.m.

An artists’ reception will be held on Friday, April 14 from 6-8 p.m. Awards will be announced at around 7pm. Everyone is welcomed to attend! 


Award winners for this year’s show will be announced on Mooresville Arts website and social media and shared with local press after the artists’ reception on April 14.

Anne Harkness, SpringFest Judge, provided this overall show commentary:

“There were 59 artists who entered this show with 146 pieces. There was a great variety in subject matter, approach, medium and skill level.

To everyone in the show – please count it as a win, because your work is on exhibit for 6 weeks in this lovely gallery and how cool is that!

As usual, there were more pieces that I liked than were prizes. But think about it, maybe you’re like me, whenever I go to enjoy viewing an exhibit, I appreciate each piece regardless of what the judge may or may not have liked. So please celebrate that you are being shown in this exhibit.

In this show, there are artists who used pencil, mixed media, wood, collage, mosaic, pen & ink, paint and more. The subject matter ranged from non-representational to representational to contemporary abstract.

Thank you all for making the effort to enter, to attend the reception and to see the show. If you would like my thoughts on your piece, please ask me. All the best to you on your artistic journey.” – Anne Harkness, Artist and 2023 SpringFest Judge


Mooresville Arts

103 W Center Ave

Mooresville, NC 28115

704 663 6661

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