Winners | Public Vote

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Artist: Kathye Mendes
Artwork medium: alcohol ink (banner), oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor

Kathye finished her first painting in acrylic when she was 30 years old. She loved it so much she continued painting for the next 10 years, taking a few adult education classes. She also worked at N.R. Artisans in the art department for 4 years.

Kathye wanted to participate in the contest by painting- none other than what the town is named after- Galax Leaves. She chose alcohol inks for their vibrant colors.

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Artist: Charlotte Beavers

Studio: Treasure Time Photography LLC


Artwork medium: Digital Photography

Photography has been an important part of artistic expression all of my life. I dabbled with it as a hobby and then turned it into a profession. I have enjoyed learning from film to digital over the past 30 years. I began as a Motorsports photographer over 20 years ago and later transcended into portrait, lifestyle, nature and photography art.

What inspired my entry? The history of music and the fiddlers convention inspired my photo of a fiddle casually standing beside an old red Barn. Emphasizing a natural rustic setting outdoors to symbolize heritage and continued admiration for fiddling as part of the Galax culture. This is my vision of what represents the passion for the music of our area and the love of this instrument.


Artist: Jeri Horton
Artwork Medium: Pastels, colored pencil, acrylics and wood burning.

Jeri has always enjoyed drawing and doodling. When she has free time, she focuses on drawing, painting, and wood burning.

The dog wood flower is something Jeri always associates with Galax, When she was little she had a Dogwood tree in her yard, and always bloomed a pretty pink.

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Artist Name: Daniela Rivas Carranza
Studio: GMS Classroom
Artwork Medium: Colored Pencil

Daniela had just started advanced art class this year,but has always loved art. Her banner design was inspired by the music in Galax.

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Original Fiddle Design Artist: Todd Price


Banner Designer: Becky Guynn