Garner Cleveland Record

Festival names winners

The Johnston County Arts Council has announced the winners in its fourth annual Arts and Food Festival Gala. They are listed below by division.

Painting: Eric Scheffler, first place for “Peg”; Ginger Gehres, second place for “Just a Bite”; and Maria Baluis, third place for “Serendipity.” Honorable mention went to Jim Whitfield for “Stormy Sea” and Sydney Davis for “SRV Blues.”

Photography: Wayne Dockery, first place for “Reconnecting”; Christer Berg, second place for “The Passionate Blacksmith”; and Bobby Nicks, third place for “Barn Owl.” Honorable mention went to Frank Dziepak for “Johnston County Tobacco Barn” and Emily Brown for “Playing Dress Up.”

Mixed Media: Carolyn Howard, first place for “Air Filled With Thoughts”; Katherine Stein, second place for “Daydreaming … Outside the Box”; and Jo Tucker, third place for “Landing at Sunset.” Honorable mention went to Janie Prete for “After the Wedding” and Penny Arrowood for “Four Seasons.”

The contests paid $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third.

Six members of the Arts Council Board of Directors – Chris Boyette, Judy Boyette, Jane Kate Brown, John McFadden, Sandra O’Berry and Jo Tucker – painted a collaboration piece titled “The Old Neuse River Bridge.” It was among the items sold during the silent auction.

Proceeds from the festival go to community programming, the Artists-in-the-Schools program and scholarships for Johnston Community College students studying fine arts.