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Petrified Forest National Park
Artist-in-Residence June 2017
Welcome to my web site. Art inspired by nature, animals and people.
No subject is too great or too small.
Your photo, becomes your painting!

Education

Studied Drawing at the San Antonio Art Institute
Art Workshops: Christine MacLellan, Joy Thomas, Paul W. McCormack,
Daniel Greene, James Sulkowski, Judy Crane, Tim Tyler,
Chuck MacLauchlan, Dominic Vignola, Ilona, Gloria Perkins,
Gloria Turner, Joyce Hall, Tom Jones, and Randy McGuirt, Harold Frontz
Studied Design while earning a B.A. in Management
at Virginia Wesleyan College

Awards
2015 - Best in Show South Carolina State Fair
2016 - Best in Show - Cheraw Fine Art Show
2014 - Hal P. Moore Award of Merit
2014 - AcrylicWorks - Best in Acrylic Painting
2013 - Honorable Mention SoHo 2013 Fall Oil Painting Contest
2012 - Honorable Mention - Charvin 2012 Sprint Oil Painting Competition
2011 - Honorable Mention- Charvin 2011 Spring Oil Painting Competition
2010 - Honorable Mention - Matisse Summer Painting Competition
2010 - Honorable Mention - Cheraw Fine Art Show
2009 - Best In Oil - Marlboro Jubilee Festival
2009 - Purchase Patron Award - Marlboro Jubilee Festival
2009 - Meg McLean Award of Merit
2009 - Honorable Mention SoHo Challenge Contest
2008 Guy W. Lipscomb, Jr. Award of Merit
2008 Best in Oil/Acrylics Marlboro Jubilee Festival
Best of Show - 2007 Marlboro Jubilee Festival
2006 Gamblin Torrit Gray Painting Competition - Honorable Mention
First Place - Leroy Neiman Sports Art Contest
2005 People's Choice Award - Masterpiece Art Interpretations Contest
Best of Show - Cheraw Fine Art Show 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2007
First Place - Cheraw Fine Art Show 2006
Second Place - Cheraw Fine Art Show 2008
Best of Show - "Celebrating Freedom" Virginia State Fair
Best of Show - Comal County Fair - Texas
Best of Show - Guadalupe County Fair - Texas

Exhibits
Petrified Forest National Park Artist-in-Residence June 2017
Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition - City Gallery at the Waterfront Park, Charleson, SC
Art Fields 2014 - Lake City, SC
Art Fields 2013 - Lake City, SC
Visualicious 2012 - Art Trail Gallery, Florence, SC
October 2011 - Juried Exhibit, South Carolina State Fair
2010 - Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton Trail at the Art Trail Gallery, Florence, SC
November 2009 - Artist of the Month, Lee County Arts Council exhibit at the Opera House, Bishopville, SC
February 2009 ARTS FEST - Florence Regional Arts Alliance Juried Exhibit
2008 Featured Artist of the Artisans of the SC Cotton Trail
Black Creek Arts Council/Artisans of the SC Cotton Trail: October-November 2008
February 2008 ARTS FEST - Florence Regional Arts Alliance Juried Exhibit
Olde Mill Gallery - SPCC Lockhart-Taylor Center, Wadesboro, NC
Lee County Arts Council "Artist of the Month" (June 2007) - Opera House Bishopville, SC
NBSC Oil Painters Open Invitational juried exhibit - 2006 & 2007
Mary Burr Art Gallery - September 2006: Student/Teacher exhibit
Lee County Arts Council "Artist of the Month" (June 2005) - Opera House Bishopville, SC
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007& 2008 Juried exhibit South Carolina State Fair
Featured Artist - Chesterfield Visual Arts Alliance (CVAA) Summer 2002
Featured Artist - Cheraw Fine Art Commission September 2003
Olde English Art exhibits throughout Chesterfield County, SC

Affiliations

SC Arts Commission Roster of Approved Artists
Artisans of the SC Cotton Trail – Charter Member
Cheraw Fine Arts Commission
Chesterfield Visual Arts Alliance
Vicky McLain
561 Eddins Rd
Cheraw, SC 29520
843-287-0973
Vicky@drivenbyart.com