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Carmer Claims First Prize at Art Show


Sherry Carmer with "Lost Biographies," one of her two award winning works from the Williams Student Art Show.

Several art students at Williams Baptist College were honored for their efforts at the college’s annual Student Art Show. The exhibition features works produced this year by WBC art students.

First place went to Sherry Carmer for "Soul Cleaning Day," a mixed media work. Carmer, who is from Bay, Ark., is a senior art education major. She also received an honorable mention for "Lost Biographies," a drypoint and chalk piece. She is married to Phillip Carmer, and she is the daughter of Geraldine Reeves and the late J. D. Reeves of Bay.

Amanda Burchfield, a sophomore art education major from Paragould, Ark., received the Purchase Award, meaning WBC buys the piece, for her oil painting, "Key Lime Pie," as well as an honorable mention for her linoleum cut, "Girl With Curly Hair." She is the daughter of Samuel and Sharon Burchfield of Paragould.

Stephen Watson, a senior studio art major from Walnut Ridge, won second place honors for his mixed media piece, "Asylum," and he was awarded honorable mention for his acrylic painting, "Artist Studio 1." He is the son of Dan and Susan Watson of Walnut Ridge.

Third place went to Courtney Brewer for "Dad," a mixed media work. She is a freshman studio art major from Pocahontas, Ark., and she is the daughter of Karen Brewer and the late Doug Brewer of Pocahontas.

Ashley Huth of Cherokee Village, Ark., was awarded an honorable mention for her etching, "Sunrise." A senior studio art major, she is the daughter of Yvonne Huth and the late Walter Huth of Cherokee Village.

The Student Art Show is open through Friday in the gallery of WBC’s Maddox Center. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Friday. There is no charge to view the exhibit, and the public is invited.

The WBC art department offers majors in studio art and art education.

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