WAXHAW – Deema Elqadi won Best of Show in the Waxhaw Kaleidoscope Fest Juried Art Show.
Judge Anthony Billotto described Elqadi’s work as “beautiful abstract images with compelling compositions” and that if you looked closer, you could see “paintings within paintings.”
Other winners included:
• Award of Excellence: Alex Pietersen, photography.
• Judges Choice 2D: Jessica Ballard, first place, painting; Tom Chriske, second place, photography; Barbara Jimison, third place, painting; Larry Lippi, fourth place, painting.
• Judges Choice 3D: Mark Selleck, first place, glass; Elijah Kell, second place, glass; Victor Gomez, third place, wood; and Eric Nance, fourth place, wood.
• Merit Awards 2D: Patricia Dudley, first place, mixed media; Carolyn Kemp, second place, painting; and Dispasree Samanta, third place, painting.
• Merit Awards 3D: Denny Malony, first place, copper/enamel; Robert Heisel, second place, clay; and Jacelyne Lavaud-Adams, third place, wood.