Delta Artist Association

Delta Artist Association Announces Winners of Annual GAC Exhibit

GREENVILLE, MS–The winners of the DAA Exhibit were announced at the opening reception of the DAA Member Exhibit on November 2, 2012 at the Roger D. Malkin Gallery. Awards were given for top three, merit, people’s choice and peer award.

 Overall Winners:
First Place – “Cheetah” by Laurin McCracken
Second Place- “Pitcher and Basin” by David Linden
Third Place- “The Road North” by Les Torrans

 Merit Awards:
Category A (works on canvas or wood) –“Duff” by Harry Branton
Category B (works on paper or fabric)- “Spode Woodland Creatures” by Shara Rowley Plough
Category C (works in 3-D)- “Roving Eye” by Randy New
Category D (photography)-“The Sentries” by Les Torrans

 Peer Award:
“Family” by Kim Guthrie

People’s Choice Award:
“Creek Bed” by Aidan Mevers

The Roger D. Malkin Gallery will be open on Saturdays during the months of November and December to showcase the Delta Artist Association’s 11th Annual Member Exhibit. The Gallery is open from 10 AM – 4PM Monday through Friday and will be open on Saturdays from 3-5 PM in conjunction with the Armitage Herschell Carousel public hours. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Carousel rides are $1 per rider.

In 2000, a group of the Mississippi Delta’s very own visual artists collaborated to form the Delta Artist Association. Currently, the DAA has expanded to include more than 50 artists. Each year, the GAC hosts an annual exhibit to showcase the work of the talented and dedicated members of the Delta Artist Association.

The DAA’s 11th Annual Member Exhibit was juried by Vicksburg Artist Katalin Gergo.  Originally from Hungary, Katalin arrived in the United States in 1957 and enrolled in The Cleveland Institute of Art. She lived and worked in New Orleans from 1960-2005. She spent over 30 years teaching art, 10 years privately and for 20 years as a faculty member at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. Her work has been featured in several publications, such as the American Artist and Watercolor magazines. She is represented by the Attic Gallery in Vicksburg, MS as well as the Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA.

The 11th Annual DAA Member Exhibit will be on display in the Roger D. Malkin Gallery until December 21, 2012.

For more information on the opening reception or the exhibit please contact the Greenville Arts Council at 662-332-2246. For more information about the Delta Artist Association or about artist membership please visit their website at: http://deltaartistsassociation.com/ .