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October 5, 2021

Piedmont Regional Art Show & Sale Oct. 22-24

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The 73rd Piedmont Regional Art Show & Sale will feature 250 works, displayed in the parish hall of Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains.
Traditionally a spring event, the 73rd Piedmont Regional Art Show and Sale will take place Oct. 22-24 in The Plains.

The show will feature 250 works of art, displayed in the Grace Episcopal Church parish hall. The church started the event, then known as the Neighborhood Art Show, in 1947.

This year’s show will open with a gala from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, Admission will be $15 per person, free to artists and sponsors.

The show — with free admission — will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

Over the years the art show has featured the works of regional artists of all media, age, and levels of experience, including established professionals.

In 2019 — the last show before the pandemic — Dana Lee Thompson won the Best of Show award for her work, “After the Rain.”

The judges select winners in the categories of oil or acrylic, watercolor, graphics, photography and other media. Guests may purchase the art.

Three professional artists will serve as this year’s judges:

Debbie Cadenas, who studied art in college but didn’t begin to paint in earnest until she moved to Middleburg in 2004. The Virginia countryside and the sheep and horses in her pasture inspires her artwork.

Ms. Cadenas has chaired the Middleburg Arts Council and her work has been exhibited widely.
Lilla Ohrstrom of The Plains, where she serves as creative director of Youngblood Art Studio and its primary art therapist. Ms. Ohrstrom studied at the Parsons School of Art, the Rhode Island School of Design and Skidmore College’s University Without Walls. She completed a master’s degree in art therapy .

A sculptor, she works primarily in clay but experiments in metal, wire, plaster, paint and paper.

• Patricia McMahon Rice
, who has been creating art since 1996. She studied under renowned portrait artist Daniel E. Greene and award-winning American artist Robert Liberace, a prolific sculptor and painter honored as a “living master” by the Art Renewal Center in 2013.

Ms. Rice is an active member of the Portrait Society of America, the International Guild of Realism and Oil Painters of America.

Click here for more information about the art show.

> Gallery of the 2019 winners

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