A Mid-Atlantic Regional exhibition that reflects our relationship to water. From a single drop to mighty oceans, from rising mists to stormy skies, water is all around us-and up to 70% of our bodies.
BEST IN SHOW Ed Obermeyer Emerald Green Chandelier
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Robert Maniscalo Beacon of Hope
AWARD OF MERIT Cathy Abbot A River Runs Through Me (Us?)
MOST CREATIVE Blaine Regan Weight of Water
HONORABLE MENTION Karen Wallace Coral Reef Bowl
HONORABLE MENTION Lisa Levine The Sea by Eilat, Israel
HONORABLE MENTION Vonnie Whitworth Emerging #2
HONORABLE MENTION Anna Freeman Spring Rain
Judge/ Vannesa D. Thaxton-Ward
Vanessa D. Thaxton-Ward, Ph. D. is the Director of the Hampton University Museum (HUM). She has served in several capacities at HUM for almost 30 years. Dr. Thaxton-Ward has served as a guest juror for many arts organizations, nationally and regionally as well as organizing and curating the Hampton University Museums, biennial national juried exhibition, New Power Generation, which focuses on emerging artists of African descent. Under Thaxton-Ward’s leadership, the museum hosted the Association of African American Museum’s 40th Conference in August 2018, and strives to mentor students of color interested in the museum profession. The $2000 award package was sponsored by the Runnymede Corporation and the Rob and Jane Fine Family.
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