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.

Richard Moore Art Exhibit in Markay Gallery

The Southern Hills Arts Council is proud tohouse_higby_road showcase the work of Richard Moore at The Markay Cultural Arts Center in Jackson, Ohio beginning September 29, 2016.

Richard Alan Moore was born and raised in Chillicothe, Ohio, where he has lived nearly all his life. When the sun is up, he is a painter. When the sun is down, he’s a singer of songs. And, while he gets a great deal of satisfaction from both forms of expression, he feels his artistic ability is a more natural gift and his greater strength.

Richard attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, and later graduated from Ohio Unrest_stopiversity’s College of Communication with an interest in Visual Communication. While working a job in multimedia, he rediscovered his joy of painting with a move toward plein air. Richard found the process influenced his studio work, and he continues to be excited by his discoveries.
Richard believes his hometown, and the landscape around it, is as beautiful as nature has to offer. He’s constantly reminded of the area’s deep history and finds no lack of subjects for his art. Richard paints outside, immersed in nature. He paints inside, inspired by what he’s seen, and aided by studies and photos.

Richard is primarily an oil painter. He strives to recreate atmosphere and luminance in his paintings by applying thin layers of paint and varying levels of transparency. As Richard gained more confidence in his approach, he increased the speed with which he works, giving each brushstroke a fresher, more expressive quality.past_tree_right

Richard also works with watercolors. In addition to landscapes, he enjoys portraiture and still life.

Previous Exhibitions: Grinders (with John K. Victor), Chillicothe, Ohio; Pump House Center for the Arts (with John K. Victor), Chillicothe, Ohio; Parkview Gallery, Chillicothe, Ohio; Pump House Center for the Arts, Chillicothe, Ohio; Ohio University, Chillicothe, Ohio

Join Mr. Moore and others for an Opening Reception at the Markay Cultural Arts Center Gallery on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. The Markay is located at 269 E. Main Street in Jackson. The Richard Moore Exhibit will be on display from Sept. 29 through Nov. 5. Regular Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday-noon to 5 p.m., Sat. & Sun.-1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Call the Southern Hills Arts Council for more information at 740-286-6355 or visit online at www.southernhillsartscouncil.org.