2017 — 27th Annual Old Santee Canal Fine Arts Exhibition

Entrance to Old Santee Canal Park Interpretive Center

This year’s exhibition was a stunning collection of beautifully crafted works of fine art in six categories:  watercolor, oil, mixed media and collage, pencil and graphics, pastel, and acrylic. Best of Show came from the oil category this year.

Local sponsors and participating South Carolina artists representing the Midlands and the Lowcountry will be gathering at the Interpretive Center on Sunday evening, September 10, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm. to congratulate the winners at the annual reception.

Our judge this year, Katherine DuTremble, expressed her excitement in finding so many excellent paintings in the show as a whole.  She generously took time to make remarks about all the ribbon winners.  Click HERE to read and print the complete list of winners with her comments.

Due the Hurricane Irma, the park was closed on Friday, September 8, 2017.  The reception and awards ceremony were cancelled and the show was closed early.  The Reception Brochure is available for printing.  It has three parts:

1.  All Entries by Category and Sponsors List:   2017 Old Santee Canal — All Entries by Category

2.  Winners List:  2017 Old Santee Canal –Winners

3. Photos of Winning Entries:   2017 Old Santee Canal — Awards brochure   This file is very large and may take a longer time to appear.  To print front and back, choose “Flip on the short side” on your printer.

Photos of Winning Entries

Best of Show

Best Of Show – Red Oxen by Horace Nobles


1st Place – First Impression by Pamela Corwin

2nd Place – Reminiscing by Horace Nobles

3rd Place – The Storyteller by Charlotte L Holman








Honorable Mention – We Will Be Found by Bob Graham

Honorable Mention – Buster by Jazzy Jordan

Honorable Mention – Quartz and Fossils by Anna Kaye Singley








Honorable Mention – Blue Heron Chicks by Dorothy Shromoff


1st Place – Settling Fog High Country by Sandra Booker

2nd Place – Wintergreen Gorge by Belle Anderson

3rd Place – Dakota by Sherri Bardsley







Honorable Mention – Orchid and Nautilus by Susan Cato

Mixed Media and Collage

!st Place – Georgetown Harbor by Brenda Lawson

2nd Place – Shades of Red by Gary Smith

3rd Place – Royal Flush It by Steven Jordan







Honorable Mention – Solar Street by Maureen Carter

Pencil and Graphics

1st Place – Crossing The Colorado by Pamela Corwin

2nd Place – Riding For The Brand by Bob Graham

3rd Place – Scraping Tree by Pamela Corwin







Honorable Mention – “Gwen” by Willis Sanders


1st Place – Break In The Storm by Tom Curtis

2nd Place – Bubblicious by Elliott West

3rd Place – Paysley by Dolores Hayes-Lott








1st Place – The Cape by  Richard E Rose

2nd Place – Team Work by Horace Nobles

3rd Place – Zen-Dots by Gary Smith





Honorable Mention – Patchwork Pastel by Tara Powell

Honorable Mention – The Storm by Antonio Sumpter

Honorable Mention – State of Being by Carole Shoemaker Swartz