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The 34th Annual Spring Into Art Exhibition

2021 Best In Show

Barbara Balzer, Tallahassee, FL, “The Rhetorical Assassin, with Guardian

Painting Category
1st place:  Mary VanLandingham, Nashville, GA, “Save Me the Red Chair
2nd place:  Alyse Keith, Valdosta, GA “Discarded Treasure
3rd place:  Dean Little, Thomasville, GA, “Jump Jivin’

Drawing / Printmaking / Mixed Media Category
1st place:  Travis D. Simmons, Valdosta, GA, “Kids in Cages
2nd place:  Adam Calvin, Lake Park, GA, “Pitchers
3rd place:  Ali Holcomb, Valdosta, GA, “Evolving Identity (Mylar Distortions)

Digital Arts / Photography Category
1st place:  David Retterbush, Valdosta, GA, “Water Walk
2nd place:  L. Stephanie Smith, Quitman, GA, “Believe
3rd place:  David Belcher, Menlo, GA, “Moon in the Clouds

Sculpture / Ceramics / Jewelry / Crafts Category
1st place:  Thara Lingefelt, Valdosta, GA, “Moroccan Lights
2nd place:  Dan Wells, Valdosta, GA, “Yard Waste
3rd place:  Jeff Byers, Perry, FL, “Silent Running

Honorable Mention
Dave Richards, Valdosta, GA, “Emergence
Amanda Yates, Thomasville, GA, “Ruby in the Dust
Brandon Blane McMillan, Hahira, GA, “Miami ‘86
Anda Chance, McAlpin, FL, “Girls of Summer
Christine Flanagan, Live Oak, FL, “On the Avenue
Coby Browning Rice, Ray City, GA, “City Skates
Anthony Bareham, Tallahassee, FL, “Grey Shrimpers
Steven S. Walker, Hahira, GA, “The Sweet Life…with a Twist
Kay Cromartie, Thomasville, GA, “Creature Comfort
Thomas M. Thomson, Havana, FL, “Windows and Walls

2021 Spring Into Art Sponsors


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Randy and Susan Allison
a+b architects
Center for the Arts Guild
Byron and Katharine Courson
John and Susan Dukes
STIFEL – Robert A. Goddard, III
Kay and Jerry Jennett
Packaging Corporation of America
Sally Turner Querin
Thacker Dermatology
Dr. Susan A. Turner
Warren and Kelly Turner
The Valdosta Daily Times
Wild Adventures Theme Park


Dean Brooks
CJB Industries
Buddy and Sharon Coleman
Colson Printing Company
Commercial Cleaning Industries, Inc.
Farmers & Merchants Bank
The Rev. Walter and Gail Hobgood
The Rev. Peter and Happy Ingeman
Jesse and Dedo Maranville
Carla and Don Penny
Renasant Bank
Carreen Shapiro
Signature Landscapes, Inc.
Studio 8 Design Architecture
Sunset Farm Foods, Inc.
Jeani Synyard
Betsy and Wright Turner
Valdosta Commercial Doors
Valdosta Magazine
Mala Vallotton
Wells Fargo Advisors



Alday, Wright & Giles, P.C.
Alex and Jennifer Alvarez
Stephanie and David Blevins
Converse and Jill Bright
Will and Jane Burgsteiner
Jim and Ingrid Carroll
Nicholas and Hanna Carroll
Pat Colson, CBS Inc.
Gloria Boyette Corker
Martha and Mike Dover
Charles and Jennie Eidson
Event Point
The Flower Gallery
Tina and Brad Folsom
John and Robin Fretti
Dr. Lucy R. Greene
The Herndon Company
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Lahr
Landis International, Inc.
Drs. Dennis and Patricia Marks
Sidney and Sharon Morris
Jack Oliver Real Estate
Jennifer E. Powell
Chuck and Sheila Roberts
Monique Sineath
Clint and Barbara Slocumb
Southern OB-GYN Associates, P.C.
Allen and Roni Strickland
Suzanne and Prentice Taylor
Wm. Al Turner, Jr.
Valdosta Insurance Services, Inc.
Valenti, Rackley & Associates, LLC
Nancy DeRuyter Warren
Allen and Barbara Weise-Lehmann
Sherry C. Wetherington
Will Insulation Company