Two Decatur artist earned honorable mention awards at the River Clay Fine Arts Festival held Saturday and Sunday in downtown Decatur.

Leigh Ann Hurst received recognition for jewelry and Bryan Johnson for metal.

Earning the top spot of Best in Show was photographer Craig Roderick, of Jasper. Roderick’s art focuses on nature, structures, cityscapes and elements of light and dark.

Ceramicist Colleen Williams, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, won first place overall. Second place went to Sophie McVicar, a painter from Birmingham. Jim Zhang, of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, earned third place honors for his multi-media nature paintings.

Other honorable mention awards went to Timothy Weber, of Nashville, Carrie Alderfer, of Gurley, Donny Barnes, of Greenville, South Carolina, Jackie Miller, of Huntsville, M.J. Whitt, of Birmingham, Kendra Bennett, of Daphne, Corinna Nicole, of Harvest, Glenn Willis, of Alabaster, Royal Miree, of Birmingham, and Jamie Weaver, of Florence.

In the chalk art competition, Sonia Summers won first for her creation of a girl looking through a magnifying glass. Other participating artists were Decatur natives Chandler Hayes and Adam Stephenson, and Ivan Garcia of Mexico.

Get Unlimited Access
$3 for 3 Months
Subscribe Now

After the initial selected subscription period your subscription rate will auto renew at $8.00 per month.

cgodbey@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2441. Twitter @DecaturLiving.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.