S.C. artists among prize winners at ArtFields

Congratulations to the three South Carolina artists who won prizes during ArtFields, held April 25- May 4 in Lake City:

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ArtFields judges threw a curve ball Saturday night when they announced they were awarding two juried prizes instead of the planned one.

The two juried prizes, with each winner receiving $25,000, went to John Eric Riis of Atlanta, for his diptych “Neoclassic Male and Female Tapestry,” and Charleston’s Robert Snead for his cardboard “Family Dollar General Tree.”

The additional awarded funds will be sponsored by the Lake City Partnership Council, the organization responsible for putting on ArtFields.

Top prize and $50,000 went to Craig Colorusso of Rogers, Arkansas, for his “Sun Boxes Mach II,” which was on display at the Pole Barn behind the Bean Market.

Two South Carolinians won the people’s choice award. Charleston’s Colin Quashie and Cheraw’s Joshua Refearn were both on hand to accept their awards. They each received $12,500 checks for their works: Quashie for the two-dimensional “Out of Bondage I,” and Redfearn for his three-dimensional piece, “Think.”