• 50°

Museum features best of the best in exhibit

By Staff
Special to The Star
Jan. 13, 2002
Want to take a look at some of the best artwork produced in Mississippi and Alabama over the past three decades?
Then visit the Meridian Museum of Art to see the newest exhibit that features the outstanding artwork that has won the Best of Show award in the prestigious Bi-State Art Competition.
The exhibit coincides with the call for entries for this year's competition, the 2002 Bi-State, which will be on display at the Museum from March 16-April 20.
The deadline to enter the competition is Feb. 10. The Bi-State offers over $3,000 in awards and prizes, including a $1,000 Best of Show Award.
The Bi-State is the oldest juried art competition in the region. It showcases contemporary artists in Mississippi and Alabama and rewards their efforts. The juror for the 2002 competition is Michael Crespo. An award-winning artist and author who earned his M.F.A. from the City University of New York, Crespo is alumni professor of Painting and Drawing and the former director of the School of Art at Louisiana State University.
Original works of art such as paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, ceramics, fibers, glass, or mixed media are eligible. Artists may submit up to three works. All work must be original and created during the years of 1999 to present. Artists should submit one 35 mm color slide of each work.
The entry fee for the competition is $25. Sponsors for the Bi-State include the Meridian Arts Council, the Mississippi Arts Commission, Meridian Coca-Cola and Trustmark National Bank.
The museum is open 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission to the Museum is free. For more information, call 693-1501.
The Best of Show works featured in the current exhibit include:
1974 Arline Bailey, City, acrylic on canvas
1975 Chip Spirson, Symbiotic Ties #1, airbrush on canvas
1976 Ray Parish, Wall Discs, stoneware, horse hair, rope
1977 Ke Francis, Untitled, watercolor on paper
1978 Jere Allen, Bereaved, graphite and gesso
1979 Rusty Sharman, Butterfly, acrylic on canvas
1980 Rita DeWitt, Untitled, hand-colored relief photograph
1981 Anton Haardt, Ra Ra Ceremony #2, silkscreen with collage
1982 DeAnna Douglas, Woman Full of Heart, wood, metal, found objects
1983 Ke Francis, Passage Patrol, metal, wood, string, paint
1984 Milly Moorhead, Paulette Getting Ready for Work, photograph
1985 Brent Funderburk, Mirror, Mirror, watercolor on paper
1986 Lou O'Leary, Perry Como's Lips are Turning Blue, oil on canvas/diptych
1987 Spence Kellum, The Clinging, neon, metal
1988 Michael Sella, Cross, mixed oil, paper, steel
1994 Scott Meyer, Core Sample, ceramic, steel
1995 Gayle McCarty, Harvest II, cast paper and clay
1996 Ty Dimig, Workmanship, bronze
1997 Thomas Morrison, Structure of a View, oil on canvas, metal, wood
1998 Scott Betz, Arabic Celtic Mayan VII, oil
1999 Wesley Ortiz, W.H.O. #420, acrylic and oil
2000 Gary Chapman, Incident One, oil on wood
2001 Joseph Gluhman, Aniconic II, mixed media on paper

News

RMS show choir returns to stage

Franklin County

Chucky Mullins Scholarship brings in football star to lead youth camp

Franklin County

Hospitals offer another vaccine clinic in Franklin County 

Franklin County

Chamber announces application period for Junior Leadership

Franklin County

DHR opens second round of pandemic grants for childcare providers

Franklin County

NW-SCC offers scholarship to put students back on degree path

Franklin County

Leighton donates to Phil Campbell Fire Department

Franklin County

State’s mask mandate expires

Franklin County

Food Share collects $11K, 970 items

News

Class of ’48 friends reunite

Franklin County

4-H takes applications for rabbit project

Franklin County

Statewide clean-up campaign continues through April

Franklin County

PC youth receive scholarships

Franklin County

Franklin County youth livestock exhibitor earns ribbon

News

City addresses storm damage at sports complex

Franklin County

FRANKLIN’S FINEST: Annual Partnership Awards honor county’s dedicated citizens

Franklin County

Studio X-Treme wins big at state, AAU Junior Olympic Qualifier

News

$8K goes to RHS’ Lauren Sturdivant

Franklin County

Clinic draws countians for COVID-19 vaccine

Franklin County

Franklin County Schools receives $200K for technology from ARC

News

NJHS numbers illustrate EL gains

Galleries

PHOTOS: Sweet floppy-eared fun

Franklin County

PC seeks new chief following resignation

Franklin County

Tharptown seventh-grader finds niche with Shoals basketball team

x