Horry-Georgetown County High Schools 13th Annual Juried Art Exhibition


Horry-Georgetown County High Schools 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibition


Fifteen local High School artists received cash prizes on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum‘s Horry-Georgetown County High Schools 13th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. From more than 350 entries, the 77 pieces of student artwork chosen for display remain on view at the Art Museum through Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Nichelle Dowell

Victoria Locklear, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, garnered a Best in Show for her Folk Art inspired piece, The Babel. First, second and third-place prizes in two-dimensional works went to Carolina Silverman, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Thomas Hickman, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology and Anna-Maria Riley, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. First, second and third-place prizes in three-dimensional work went to Nichelle Dowell, St. James High School, Alexis Powell, St. James High School and Carmen Arias, St. James High School.

Caroline Silverman

Honorable Mentions, two-dimensional, were awarded to Erin Ryan, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Catherine Meeks, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Aurora Downey, North Myrtle Beach High School and Ethan Johnson, St. James High School. Honorable Mentions, three-dimensional, went to Tori Prough, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Daniel Pieterse, Academy for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Gabrielle Moore, Myrtle Beach High School and Gal Koretzky, Myrtle Beach High School.

Reynier Llanes

This year’s judge is Reynier Llanes. Llanes developed his talent as a visual artist in Cuba despite government-imposed restrictions on art expression and the resulting constraints on making a living as a professional artist. In 2007, Llanes relocated to the United States. Settling in Naples, Florida, he immediately immersed himself in educational opportunities to learn English and began the process of establishing his US citizenship. For two years, he worked alongside world-renowned artist Jonathan Green. In 2009, he was offered the position of Artist in Residence at Jonathan Green Studios. Shortly thereafter, he moved with Green and his staff to Green’s new studio in Charleston, South Carolina, where he currently resides and works. In 2011, Llanes exhibited his work at the Art Museum in a solo exhibition, Preserving a Cultural Heritage: The Coffee Paintings of Reynier Llanes. In addition to painting, Llanes is learning art management methods and is representing fine art created by professional artists who continue to live and work in Cuba.

Gallery hours at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Admission to the Museum is free but donations are welcome. For more information, call (843) 238-2510 or visit the website here.