Artist Katherine M Schneider's Painting "Gift of the Sea" Wins Award in the Piccolo Spoleto Juried Fine Art Exhibition 2013

Katherine Schneider
 is presented her art award by
David Scheffler (left) and Russell Buskirk

Katherine Schneider was awarded an Honorable Mention for her oil painting "Gift of the Sea" at  the Awards Ceremony and Artist Reception for the 2013 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Fine Art Exhibition this evening at the Charleston Visitors Center.

The 2013 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Juried Art Exhibition showcased 90 artworks selected for the Show by a three member panel of judges from 345 submissions by 120 artists. This year the juror of awards for fine art is Jonathan Clancy, Phd - Program Director of American and Decorative Art at Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York City.

Dr. Clancy wrote in his comments about Schneider's painting "Gift of the Sea" - "The use of light and color in this painting is striking and well done."

Ms. Schneider's fine art photograph "Rainbow Colors in a Blackwater Swamp" was also selected
by the jury for inclusion in the exhibition. The image on display is one of sunlight refracted on the surface of the water in a lowcountry swamp in late winter.