The annual Statesboro Regional Arts Association (SRAA) Juried Exhibition opened at the Averitt Center for the Arts Thursday, July 7, 2022, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in the main Gallery.

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Crowd in The Averitt Center for the Arts viewing the pieces on display and socializing. Credit: Grice Connection

There were 32 works of art on display created by members of the Statesboro Regional Art Association and other locals. Most of these pieces of art are for sale.

The event was juried (judged) by Jon Witzky, the Head Curator and Exhibitions Director at Sulfur Studios in Savannah, Georgia. The winners were announced by Rahn Hutcheson, the Executive Director of the Averitt Center for the Arts and Kimberly Riner, the Visual Arts Director at The Averitt Center for the Arts.

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Rahn Hutcheson (left) and Kimberly Riner (right) giving the statement written by Jon Witzky. Credit: Grice Connect

Lawrence Smith won Best in Show for his acrylic on canvas named “Linville Gorge.” The piece on display is 24 x 18 inches.

Penny Marz won the Roxie Remley Award for her piece “Big Dreams.” It’s oil on canvas and measures 20 x 24 inches. Wanda Woodcock received the Honorable Mention for her painting “Sweet Light.” This watercolor painting measured 29 x 32 inches.

The event was catered by Shirl Ellis and Ann Jenkins with Simply Elegant Catering.

The 2022-2023 Main Gallery Sponsors are Burney Marsh and John Tucker, Bill and Virginia Anne Franklin Waters, Lawrence and Kathleen Smith, Drs. Patrick and Theresa Novotny, and the Statesboro Regional Art Association.

The works of art will be on display Monday through Friday at the Averitt Center for the Arts Main Gallery until August 27. All of the art is for sale. This is a great opportunity to support local artist!

Kristen Kelly

Kristen Kelly

Kristen is a native Savannahian and current journalism major at Georgia Southern Universities Statesboro campus.