February 27, 2024


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ArtFields 2022 in Lake City to exhibit Athens artists


"Exodos," a painting by Cheryl Goldsleger, is an expression of her feelings for the people of Afghanistan. The painting is on exhibit at ArtFields 2022.

After yet again, Athens artist Noah Saunders is all wired up for a journey to ArtFields 2022.

The art display, a person of the major in the Southeast, has in modern decades been attracting a huge contingent of artists from the Athens location to its Lake Metropolis, S.C., venue. Saunders is now exhibiting for his fourth calendar year.

An typical of 20,000 individuals show up at the nine-working day art exhibition that opens Friday and operates through April 30. The present awards $100,000 in prizes, which includes a $50,000 grand prize.

“It’s a excellent prospect for artists,” Saunders explained about the exhibit now coming into its 10th 12 months.

Saunders has observed himself on annual visits to the compact city in South Carolina’s Pee Dee location. On his visits, Saunders mentioned he has designed his favorite stops. He enjoys lunch at Piggyback BBQ & Catfish, an espresso at Baker’s Sweets Bistro & Bakery and a cocktail at The Inn at the Crossroads.

“When displaying at ArtFields, 400 artists get feed-back from 20,000 persons and that is truly priceless for anyone considering about a vocation in art,” Saunders mentioned.

A collection of "comfort clutter" arranged by Athens artists Sara Hess and Jon Swindler.

Saunders is a practitioner of wire artwork, a scarce ability of bending wire into sculptures. In 2019, he received the People’s Alternative 3-D award that came with a $12,500 check.

This 12 months, he has submitted a wire piece termed “Join Me – A Prelude.” The piece took 8 months to make and he considers it a culmination of “30 decades of practice in bending wire.”


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