Spring time comes to High Cotton Arts

By  | April 8, 2017 | Filed under: News

ATHENS-Those who enjoy a spring day in Alabama can visit High Cotton Arts to see how artists interpret the season.


Athens Arts League held its annual Alabama Spring Art Competition and displayed the entries in the picture windows at High Cotton Arts in Downtown Athens. The entries will be on display through April.

“Each of us has a favorite part of spring, whether it is the flowers blooming, life on the farm, bird watching or exploring the outdoors,” said Athens Arts League President Amy Golden. “Our art competition allows artists to share their vision of spring with the community.”


The artists created pieces ranging from a shrimp boat on the water to a necklace featuring a nest of eggs.

Athens State University art faculty conducted the judging for the contest. The winners were:

  • First place – Rita Campbell for “Spring Chickens” an oil on canvas
  • Second place – Lynn Weatherford for “Tune-up Time” an oil on canvas
  • Third place – Julie Gill for “Here Comes The Sun” a stained glass framed in reclaimed wood
  • Fourth place – Sonya Gordon for “Sweet Home Alabama Yellowhammer Family” a watercolor on paper
  • Honorable mention – Gail Esch for “Mama and Baby Bluebirds” an acrylic on canvas


Athens Arts League invites the public to view the exhibit and explore High Cotton Arts. Athens Arts League in collaboration with H.C. Blake Co. operates High Cotton Arts, a non-profit art incubator. Public hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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