SPRUCE PINE GALLERY

269 Oak Avenue  Spruce Pine  NC  28777
828.765.0520
10:30AM to 5:00PM Tuesday – Saturday

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TOE RIVER ARTS FALL GROUP SHOW

WINNERS!

The Toe River Arts Council ended its month-long regional exhibition on Saturday, November 4 at their Spruce Pine Gallery, located at 269 Oak Avenue. This display featured over 80 diverse works submitted by local Mitchell-Yancey county artists and those from Asheville, Mt. Airy, Cary and into Tennessee. Awards totaling $1,000 were determined by “People’s Choice” votes cast by hundreds of visitors during the four-weeks.

This year’s winners are all represented by two-dimensional work. First place went to Tina Brunetti for her oil ink on metal, “Guardian of the Memory.” Second place was awarded to Crystal Hurt for her watercolor, “The Birds and the Bees,” and Anne Harkness took third place with “Immersed in Novel Ideas.” Rhea Ormond and Kat Turczyn tied for fourth place with “Emergence” and “Eos,” works in earth pigments and oils respectively.

This was the first time in recent history that Toe River Arts hosted a regional People’s Choice exhibit. Denise Cook, Executive Director, said, “This exhibit reflected the diversity in theme, medium, size, and structure and illuminated the gallery with expressive color and creativity. I would like to thank all the artists who participated and our visitors who selected these great award recipients.”

FIRST PLACE

“Guardian of the Memory”
Tina Brunetti

SECOND PLACE

“The Birds and the Bees”
Crystal Hurt

THIRD PLACE

“Immersed in Novel Ideas”
Anne Harkness


FOURTH PLACE
“Eos”
Kat Turczyn


FOURTH PLACE
“Emergence”
Rhea Ormond