“Elevated” by David Boyd Jr.

On June 19th, the Newnan-Coweta Art Association hosted their 50th Anniversary Gala and Juried Show Reception for artists and guests to enjoy the finest art work produced by its members.  Each year, NCAA members submit up to 3 works of art that they have produced within a 2 year period.  Judges accept these works based on quality and artistic merit in the categories of Painting, Sculpture, Photography and Mixed Media.

Over 120 works were accepted into this year’s show, and 66 artists were on display at the Donald W. Nixon Centre for the Arts through the month of June.  The grand prize winner for Best in Show was awarded to David Boyd Jr. for his work “Elevated”

The top prize winners in each category were:Best in Painting              Michael Sawecki              “Nodding Flowers”

Best in Sculpture            Steve Luiz                        “A la Carte”

Best in Photography      Teresa Foshee                 “Industrial Mod”

Best in Mixed Media      Natalie Schorr                 “Saint Modomnoc of Ossory”

Top 10 Honors went to:



Shakeya Shinholster         “Glow in the Garden”  (Acrylic Painting)

Martin Pate                       “Opening Rose”  (Oil Painting)

Rae Duncan                      “Poppy Mosaic” (Paper Collage)

Robert McLeod                “Imagine: One Big Happy World” (Drawing)

Daryl Rickard                    “Southern Charm”  (Wood Sculpture)

Eric Strother                     “Raccoon”  (Acrylic painted Resin)

Randy Johnson                  “Remo”  (Photography)

Elliott Kelley                        “Passing the Jetties”  (Oil Painting)

Pam Trued                          “Good Morning Sunshine”  (Oil Painting)

Suzanne Kleese-Stamps     “Silence”  (Clay)

Congratulations to these artists on their fine work, and to the artists who exhibited their juried art in the show!