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44th Northwest Artists' Exhibition
July 21st - August 30th, 2023

The Northwest Artists' Exhibition is an annual juried exhibition open to those who live in or near Northwestern North Carolina. 

Juror: Tonya Bottomley

44th Annual Northwest Artists' Exhibition Winners

Best in Show- Margaret Bloomfield Award ($500): “But Now I Want to Fly” by Lori Hill

Most Creative Imagination- Edith Marie Carter Award ($100): “C3PO with Baby Space Kraken” by Henry Orszula

Division I: Paintings, Drawings, etc. 

First Place ($200): “Dusk” by Susan Conway

Second Place ($150): “Reflection” by Karen Breit

Third Place ($75): “Hidden Garden” by Peggy DeLaney Laine


Division II: Sculpture, Pottery, Wood, etc.

First Place ($200): “DaDa Table” by Richard Greenwood

Second Place ($150): “Fire Flower” by Keegan Watson

Third Place ($75): “Constellation 23” by Dwayne Hash

Division III: Mixed Media, Fiber, Collage

First Place ($200): “Seascape” by Susan Van Wyk

Second Place ($150): “Olympiad” by Meredith Janssen

Third Place ($75): “Not Your Grandma’s Log Cabin” by Kim Tetzlaff


Honorable Mentions

“Meetinghouse (March 9-10, 1945) ” by Patrick Joseph Richardson

“Too Close!” by Kim Michels

“Kinship / Kinfolk” by Doug Peters

Thank you to Richard Searcy at Wilkes Hardware, Tom Carnes, Rob Horn, Jim Trice, Todd Felts, Beverly Story, and Artists Thrive for assisting with the prep and hanging of this exhibition. Thank you to Tonya Bottomley for being the juror in this year’s Northwest Artists’ Exhibition.


Best in Show-

Margaret Bloomfield Award:

"But Now I Want to Fly"

by Lori Hill


Most Creative Imagination -

Edith Marie Carter Award:

"C3PO with Baby

Space Kraken"

by Henry Orszula

People's Choice:

"Led Zeppelin"

by Tom Carnes

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