From a shelby county arts council press release written 6/24/2017:
The Shelby County Arts Council and the Shelby County Museum and Archives are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 “History As Art” Adult Juried Art Exhibit. Sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the exhibit challenged artists to create work inspired by a item (or items) on display at the Museum. The exhibit is one of the events for Alabama 200, a three-year celebration of the people, places, and events that form the rich history of our state.
Best in Show: “Passage” / Stan Copeland
Best in Painting: “Has The Phone Changed Us “ Lynita Motes
Best in 3D: “Relics” Dave Livesay
Best in Mixed Media: “Return to Saw Mill Town” Scott Owen
Best in Drawing: “Powder Check” Ainsley Mc Neely
Best in Photography: “Soldier’s Belongings” Penny Wegener
Judges Award for “Process”: “Shelby Iron Works” Jared Ragland
Judges Award for Unique Approach : “Alabama 200 Liner Diner” Ben South
Congratulations to all the winners and artists who participated in this year’s History As Art Exhibit.