First Place: Eileen Strickland

Prizes

   Painting of the Year $2,500

   Second Prize $1,000

   Third Prize $500

Patriotic Expressions - 2017 Art Contest

A contest for you to showcase your creativity and support our veterans

 

2017 Winners Announced!

The 2017 Patriotic Expressions Art Contest winners were determined by a combination of online voting, event voting (People's Choice) and the scoring of two judges, Gabrielle Baber and Doug Rowe. The Top 20 and the category leaders can be seen here.

Contest details and rules can be seen here.

 

We are grateful for the outstanding support shown by the local artist community, with special recognition for members of The Artists League of the Sandhills. The quality of the contest entries was exceptional. We are also appreciative for the contributions made by family and friends of the artists in the "donate-to-vote" segment of the contest. Finally, our sponsors made this contest possible and we thank them.

Second Place: Janae Lehto

Third Place: Beth Ybarra

 
Top 20

Category Rankings

Online Voting

Online Judge

1.  Pride - Trent Smith

2.  Never Without Your Tags - Adele Buytenhuys

3.  God Given Unalienable Rights - Eileen Strickland

4.  All American - Laine Francis

5.  Father Vincent Capodanno - Pat McMahon

6.  Oh, How We Loved You, Glenn Miller - Kathy Leuck

7.  Unfurled - Jude Winkley

8.  War Stories - Mary O'Malley

9.  Their Sacrifice - Sarah Nicholson

10.  Symbol of Excellence - Trent Smith

11.  Allegiance - Laureen Kirk

12.  Freedom - Mitch Coleman

13.  One Nation - Janae Lehto

14.  When Are You Coming Home? - Nicole Hollingsworth

15.  Amazing Grace and Beauty - Janet Lukosius

16.  My Name is Annie - Adele Buytenhuys

17.  Patriotic Pig - Nate Riley

18.  United We Stand - Laine Francis

19.  Free To Be - Fay Terry

20.  The Home Coming - Mary Miller

10.  They Gave Their Today for Yo

Category Rankings

Online Voting

1.  Pride - Trent Smith

2.  Never Without Your Tags - Adele Buytenhuys

3.  God Given Unalienable Rights - Eileen Strickland

4.  All American - Laine Francis

5.  Father Vincent Capodanno - Pat McMahon

6.  Oh, How We Loved You, Glenn Miller - Kathy Leuck

7.  Unfurled - Jude Winkley

8.  War Stories - Mary O'Malley

9.  Their Sacrifice - Sarah Nicholson

10.  Symbol of Excellence - Trent Smith

11.  Allegiance - Laureen Kirk

12.  Freedom - Mitch Coleman

13.  One Nation - Janae Lehto

14.  When Are You Coming Home? - Nicole Hollingsworth

15.  Amazing Grace and Beauty - Janet Lukosius

16.  My Name is Annie - Adele Buytenhuys

17.  Patriotic Pig - Nate Riley

18.  United We Stand - Laine Francis

19.  Free To Be - Fay Terry

20.  The Home Coming - Mary Miller

Fair Barn Voting

1.  Oh, How We Loved You, Glenn Miller - Kathy Leuck

2.  God Given Unalienable Rights - Eileen Strickland

3.  Father Vincent Capodanno - Pat McMahon

4.  Patriotic Heart - Joanne Thornton

5.  My Name is Annie - Adele Buytenhuys

6.  They Gave Their Today for Your Tomorrow - Beth Ybarra

7.  Never Without Your Tags - Adele Buytenhuys

8.  Freedom Spined - Ryan Buytenhuys

9.  Unfurled - Jude Winkley

10.  One Nation - Janae Lehto

11.  War Stories - Mary O'Malley

12.  American Beauty - Jean Smythe

13.  Pride - Trent Smith

14.  American Eagle - Haley Beann

15.  Free To Be - Fay Terry

16.  Courage, Strength and Sacrifice - Jacqueline Bryan

17.  Star Spangled Barn - Kenneth McNeill

18.  All Gave Some, Some Gave All - Nancy Penfold

19.  Home of the Free, Because of the Brave - Dan Conrad

20.  Together - Harry Neely

Online Judging

1.  They Gave Their Today for Your Tomorrow - Beth Ybarra

2.  One Nation - Janae Lehto

3.  Allegiance - Laureen Kirk

4.  Forget Me Not - Beth Ybarra

5.  God Given Unalienable Rights - Eileen Strickland

6.  Their Sacrifice - Sarah Nicholson

7.  Old Glory Waves Over Four Generations - Donald Parks

8.  Amazing Grace and Beauty - Janet Lukosius

9.  Freedom Spined - Ryan Buytenhuys

10.  Star Spangled Stamps - Bonnie Cook

11.  4th of July Spectacular - Judi Rhodes

12.  One Nation Under God - Joan Williams

13.  Never Without Your Tags - Adele Buytenhuys

14.  American Made - Kenneth McNeill

15.  Symbol of Excellence - Trent Smith

16.  Liberty Ladies - Pat McMahon

17.  All American - Laine Francis

18.  American Eagle - Haley Beann

19.  Pride - Trent Smith

20.  War Stories - Mary O'Malley

Fair Barn Judging

1.  Symbol of Excellence - Trent Smith

2.  War Stories - Mary O'Malley

3.  Together - Harry Neely

4.  One Nation - Janae Lehto

5.  Freedom Spined - Ryan Buytenhuys

6.  They Gave Their Today for Your Tomorrow - Beth Ybarra

7.  Forget Me Not - Beth Ybarra

8.  My Name is Annie - Adele Buytenhuys

9.  Star Spangled Stamps - Bonnie Cook

10.  God Given Unalienable Rights - Eileen Strickland

11.  Colors of the USA - Pam Griner

12.  Liberty Ladies - Pat McMahon

13.  Allegiance - Laureen Kirk

14.  Their Sacrifice - Sarah Nicholson

15.  Never Without Your Tags - Adele Buytenhuys

16.  American Eagle - Haley Beann

17.  Star Spangled Barn - Kenneth McNeill

18.  Oh, How We Loved You, Glenn Miller - Kathy Leuck

19.  Before 9/11/2001 - Deanne Billings

20.  Sunrise of Freedom - Alison Robertson

A Stroke of Patriotism created Patriotic Expressions as an opportunity for artists in North Carolina to  assist our veterans and their families in times of need. The winning painting will be featured on the Stroke of Patriotism 2018 poster and will be used in other promotional material.

 

Contest Details

Eligibility

Artists 18 years and older, currently residing in North Carolina, or a member of a North Carolina artist league, council or similar member-based organization if not a NC resident.

Entry Fee and Registration

  • Contest entry is free and limited to two entries per artist

  • Artists must agree to donate their paintings to A Stroke of Patriotism

  • Contest entry opens on July 1, 2017 and closes on October 6, 2017

  • Art and artist profiles can be submitted for online voting at any time during this period

Online Voting

  • Online voting will start on October 13, 2017 and end on October 28, 2017

  • Online votes will be carried forward to the Patriotic Expressions final event at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst, NC on October 29, 2017

  • All artists will receive two tickets to the Fair Barn event plus food and drink vouchers (value $50.00)

The Fair Barn Event

  • The final event at the Fair Barn will take place on October 29, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm.

  • The winning painting will be determined by a combination of online voting, attendee voting and judge's scoring.

  • All paintings will be offered for sale in a silent auction at the event.

  • Attendees will enjoy live music plus food and drinks from local merchants.

Any artwork that is not sold will either be used in future Stroke of Patriotism events or will be donated to veterans and active military to hang in their homes.

 

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