Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra Art Exhibition now on display

Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra Art Exhibition now on display
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Pictured above (left to right): Rae Duncan, Teresa Foshee. Photo credit: Jenny Enderlin

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On June 22, the Newnan-Coweta Art Association (NCAA) presented The Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra Art Exhibition featuring twenty-three local artists who submitted jewelry, sculptures photographs, collages, and paintings. The juried show’s theme was inspired by the upcoming highly anticipated visit from Newnan and Coweta’s sister-city and sister-county in Scotland. 

“This is an amazing opportunity for the Newnan-Coweta Art Association to be asked to be part of the twenty-five year anniversary of the sister-city relationship with Ayrshire, Scotland. As an art organization, I think it’s our opportunity to present a wide depth and breadth of talent. We have amazing talent within this organization, and I want to share it with our community at large,” said NCAA vice president Rae Duncan.

The competition was judged by University of West Georgia professor of art history, Dr. Laura Wolfe. Best in Show was awarded to Scottish descendent Marcus Stewart for his intricately detailed oil painting Nessie Visits Donan Castle which was created with the aid of a magnifying glass. The work was based on a photograph taken by the artist’s brother who travels to Scotland and contains a barely perceptible Loch Ness Monster for which the viewer can enjoy searching.

Additionally, four Honorable Mentions were awarded: Gregg McGough for his photograph Raising Moon Over Isle of Skye, Bailey Hill for her mixed media abstract collage in acrylic painting Homage to Ayr, Nancy Twomey for her blue and rose gold necklace entitled Isle of Skye, and Teresa Foshee, and President of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association who submitted a photo collage entitled Orchestra Fiddle created from five dozen layers of photographs she took of her late father’s heirloom fiddle. 

The artwork will be available through Wednesday, July 21 at the Vault Gallery in the Wadsworth Auditorium. Gallery hours are Thursdays through Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. A special viewing with extended hours will be held on Tuesday, July 20 preceding the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra’s free concert. To reserve tickets, visit .

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