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December 2009 Gallery Reception



Juried and Judged Art Exhibit



Mint Hill Arts Gallery hosted our first Juried and Judged Art Exhibit. This show was open to non-members as well as Mint Hill Arts members. Best of Show received a cash prize of $500.


The winners are:


Best In Show - Bill Colt/Mile 0

Three Dimensional:
1st  Robert Hensel/Tea Pot
2nd Carlos Alvarez Cotera/Sweet Exhaustion
3rd Sylvia Coppola/ Large Mouth Jar  

Acrylics, Pastels, Oils:
1st Luis Ardila/Man with Fruit
2nd Julius Pratt Nolichucky  
3rd Ralph Ramsaur/Encounter

Photography/ Printmaking:
1st Carl Shealy/ Snowy Dream
2nd Shirley Harris/Engine 1701
3rd Debbie Filz/Die Palast Fahrban

Water Media:
1st June Rollins Mixed Messages
2nd June Rollins Amazed By the Sea
3rd Lynn Callahan The Pose

Mixed Media:
1st Anthony Billotto/ On the Eight to Yuma
2nd Schelly Keefer/ Paint It Again
3rd Julius Pratt/ The Wheel

Kate Kaplan/ Holy Guacamole
Carlos Alvarez Cotera/ Why?
Rudy Torrico/Watson Falls
Luis Ardila/ Portrait



Mint Hill Arts is proud to announce our esteemed judge, Harris Holt III. Harris Holt was born in Massachusetts but moved with his family to North Carolina in 1967. His paintings reflect the beauty and power of both the Northeast and the Southeast.His love of the natural beauty of the earth shows through his paintings of land, sea and sky.


As a teen, Harris studied with Al Fincher, noted watercolorist and teacher. Except for these studies and a degree in Commercial Art and Advertising design he is self taught.


His work has been selected for many juried shows including the Southern Watercolor Society Watercolor Annual Exhibition and the North Carolina Watercolor Society 50th Exhibition.


Harris Holt's watercolors and oils have been collected by numerous corporations including Alltel Inc., Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Wells-Fargo, Hatteras Yacht and many more.


Mr. Holt is currently the curator of the Bank of America Art Collection which is one of the world's greatest private collections. Can you imagine coming into contact with many of the world's finest works of art as your job!!!


One of his current projects is being in charge of selecting, placing and installing artwork in the new Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Uptown Charlotte. Many of the wonderful pieces are gleaned from the Bank of America's vast collection and his effort has contributed to making the new hotel one of the Queen City's crown jewels...truly spectacular!


Please stop by The Harris Holt Gallery at 1717 Kenilworth Avenue, Charlotte,NC or visit his website.


Thank you Harris on behalf of all of our members.


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