The Greenville Art Guild presented a visual feast for the eyes at their 42nd annual show recently held at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center.  Many local, out of town and out of state visitors enjoyed the show and it received many compliments.  The judge, Lori Stallings, a Sidney, Ohio artist, commented on the high quality of the art work and the skillful use of composition, design and color to create a visual impact.  The Greenville Art Guild is proud of the talent and hard work of all the artists who entered the show and very appreciative of the generous support of the community.
The Professional Best of Show Award went to Sandy Cable Barringer for her painting "Let Me Tell You about the War". Other professional awards included:  Oil:  Carolyn Woods, first;  Nancy Foureman, second;  Carol Peden, third;  Acrylic:  Isabel Culbertson, first;  Kathleen Gibboney, second;  Sandra Kraack, third;  Water Media:  Regina Whipp, first;  Marilyn Banks, second;  Rosemary Kienle, third;  Drawing Media:  Carolyn Armstrong, first;  Kay Cress,  second;  Carole Schafer, third; Three Dimensional:  Dennis Walker, first;  Mixed Media:  Marilyn Banks, first;  Pastel:  Jean Selanders, first; Carole Schafer, second; Jean Selanders, third; Photography:  Maureen Miller, first;  Pamela Cole, second;  Pam Cole, third;  Miniature:  Sandy Cable Barringer, first.
The Best Amateur Award went to Katie Hannah for her painting "Sunset Over Dark Waters" and other Amateur Awards included:  Oil:  Katherine Hannah, first;  Acrylic:  Kevin Gahret, first;  Water Media:  Michael James, first;  Jessica Faulkner, second;  Pam Summers, third;  Three Dimensional:  Jessica Faulkner, first;  Mixed Media:  Pam Summers, first;  Pastel:  Carol Myers, first;  Miniature;  Katie Hannah, first;  Photography:  Carol Myers, first;  and Rorie Stump won first place in the student division.

Vanessa Faulkner won the Wieland Jewelers  Special Merchandise  Award. The award in memory of Jan Boyer, long time supporter of the arts and president of the Greenville Art Guild as well as talented artist, was given to Kay Cress for "Portrait of Cathy".  With his painting "Tabiana",  Phil Wood won the award in memory of Rita Orre, a talented exhibiter at the guild shows and a gifted restorer of carousel horses.  Our third memorial award went to Selena Burk for her painting "Barn in the Morning".  This award was given in memory of Nancy Johnson, a great supporter of the arts for many years in our community and a talented exhibitor in our shows.
Honorable mentions were awarded to:  Linda Grimes, Jennifer Overholser, Regina Whipp, Carolyn Armstrong, Kevin Gahret, Dennis Walker, Selena Burk and Sandy Cable Barringer. Three artists were awarded purchase awards for selling their paintings:  Jennifer Overholser, Carolyn Woods and Isabel Culbertson.  Finally, Kay Cress won the Citizen's Award  chosen by the public as their favorite.

Pictured from front to back:  Regina Whipp, Jean Selanders, Jennifer Overholser, Jessica Faulkner, Pam Summers, Carol Myers,Back row:  Dennis Walker, Kevin Gahret, Maureen Miller, Rosemary Kienle, Phil Wood, Vanessa Faulkner, Kay Cress, Isabel Culbertson, Kathy Gibboney, Katie Hannah, Carolyn Armstrong