Foothills Art Festival

35th annual Foothills Arts Festival Award Winners

The following awards were given during the 35th annual Foothills Arts Festival, which was held October 13-16, 2016 at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp.

The winners were:

Best of Show: “Mi Amore” by Molly Markley of Jackson, OH

Oil/Acrylic Category

1st Place: “Coming off the North Slope” by Alan Gough of Chillicothe, OH

2nd Place: “7 Hens” by Duane A. Campbell of Beaver, OH

3rd Place: “I’ll Leave a Light On” by Molly Markley of Jackson, OH

Honorable Mention:

“The Wooden Bowl”  by Sharon Asher of Wurtland, KY

“Morning Rounds”  by Alan Gough of Chillicothe, OH

“Autumn Wary”  by Evelyn Pierson of Jamestown, OH

“Convergence, Blackwater Trail to the North Branch” by John Victor of Chillicothe, OH

Ellensmere Thaw”  by Alan Gough of Chillicothe, OH

Icon of a Bygone Era”  by Paul Brown of Jackson, OH

September Hay Bales” by Patrick Sims of Chillicothe, OH

Mixed Media/Prints Category

1st Place: ” Above the Earth” by  Carol Mazurek of Huntington, WV

2nd Place: “Fallout” by Joy Duffy of Gallipolis, OH

3rd Place: “RIP Lemmy” by Barb Ables of Gallipolis, OH

Honorable Mention:

Flight” by Trevin Wyant of Jackson, OH

Under the Sea” by Carol Mazurek of Huntington, WV

The First Supper” by Rhonda McQuay of Chillicothe, OH

End of the Line” by Shane Shanton of Ray, OH

Pastel/Drawing Category

1st Place: “Isabella 22”  by Gerry Enrico of Point Pleasant, WV

2nd Place: “In the Green” by Merry Cibula of Athens, OH

3rd Place: “Woodland Marsh” by Virginia Carvour of Columbus, OH

Honorable Mention:

“What Attitude?” by Sandra Pence of Hillsboro, OH

“Pasture Barn (Fall)”  by Roger Chapin of Kingston, OH

“Freedom of Speech” by Gerry Enrico of Point Pleasant, WV

Photography Category

1st Place: “The Fisherman” by Cynthia Neeley of Portsmouth, OH

2nd Place: “Mornings New Life” by Marisa Sanders of Gallipolis, OH

3rd Place: “On Camera” by  Wendy Argabright of Jackson, OH

Honorable Mention:

“Ghost Ranch: Approaching Storm” by Angie Terry of Chillicothe, OH

“Broken Pieces (Blenko Glass)” by Pam DeCamp of Wheelersburg, OH

“Breakthrough” by Effie Mullins of Wellston, OH

“Wilderness” by Greg Buening of Cincinnati, OH

“Beach Cathedral” by  Dwight Shumate of Jackson, OH

Enhanced Photography Category

1st Place: “Abandoned Dream” by Marisa Sanders of Gallipolis, OH

2nd Place: “The Astrotourist” by  Jesse Thornton of Huntington, WV

3rd Place: “Ancient Symbols – Modern Art” by Greg Buening of Cincinnati, OH

Honorable Mention:

“Thurmond Sunset” by Jesse Thornton  of Huntington, WV

“The Traveler” by  Joseph G. Hamilton of Patriot, OH

“Tabby Church Ruins” by Greg Buening of Cincinnati, OH

Three Dimensional Category

1st Place (ALSO Best of Show): “Mi Amore” by Molly Markley of Jackson, OH

2nd Place: “Experimental Surface Design Techniques” by Sharon Eley of Chillicothe, OH

3rd Place: “USS Lung Cancer Ship” by Joyce Skaggs of Portsmouth, OH

Honorable Mention:

“Wooden Bowl” by  Dwight H. Jenkins of Oak Hill, OH

“Bear” by Robert Pugh of Wellston, OH

“Collections” by Keri Lawrence of Pomeroy, OH

“Venomous” by Angie Terry of Chillicothe, OH

Watercolor Category

1st Place: “Friends of Long Standing” by  Evelyn Pierson of  Jamestown, OH

2nd Place: “Michigan Winery” by Sandra Pence of Hillsboro, OH

3rd Place: “Eruption”by Vivian Ripley of  Columbus, OH

Honorable Mention:

Campground – Late Afternoon” by Vivian Ripley of Columbus, OH

Peachy” by  Barbara Delligatti of Huntington, WV

Tigers” by  Connie Barrett of Hillsboro, OH

Gertie” by Sandra Pence of Hillsboro, OH

Still Life with African Figure” by Peter Heidtman of Nelsonville, OH


The 36th annual Foothills Arts Festival is already in the planning stages. Information for the 2017 event will be released this Spring.

Artist Registration Forms available for 35th Foothills Art Festival

2016 Foothills Art Festival Artist Registration Form

Artists are invited to enter the 35th Annual Foothills Art Festival to be held at the indoor Lodge at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp, 5 miles northwest of Jackson, Ohio. The Festival will run from Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Artists are invited to exhibit in the following categories: Oil/Acrylic, Pastel/Drawing, Traditional Photography, Enhanced Photography, Three Dimensional Work, and Watercolor.

The exhibit is professionally judged, but is not juried. Artists of all ages and experience are encouraged to enter. Entrants are limited to 4 works per category. Entry fees are $10 per piece or $36 for 4 pieces by the September 2 deadline. If there is room available, late entries will be accepted at the rate of $12 per piece or $44 for 4 pieces.

A total of $1,395 will be awarded in prizes, sponsored by local and regional businesses.  A strong Purchase Award Patron program ensures sales with a Preview Reception the evening of October 13.  Members of the press, volunteers, and artists will party with the buyers.

The Foothills Art Festival is a long standing tradition held within the foothills of Southeastern Ohio and is made possible by the generosity of arts supporters.

Foothills Art Festival is a program of Southern Hills Arts Council. For further information call the Council at 740-286-6355, email foothills@markayjackson.org or write PO Box 149, Jackson, Ohio 45640. Registration deadline is September 2.

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2016 Foothills Art Festival Artist Registration Form