SOBA Judged Show winners

SOBA Judged Show winners

The Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA) recently announced the winners of the 23rd annual Judged Show during an opening reception April 5.

The selected artwork was on display during April at the SOBA Gallery on Church Street in Old Town Bluffton.

Three cash awards across all media were given out: $250 for Best In Show; $150 for 2nd Place; $100 for 3rd Place; and SOBA's "Award of Excellence" was given in each artistic category: oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed medium, drawing pencil, pastels and 3D.

The winners are:

Best in Show: Clyde Lohere, Photography, "The Road Home"

2nd Place: Judy Blahut, Acrylic, "Fractured Shells #4"

3rd Place: Cynthia Jones Gross, Oil, "Tidal Tranquility"

Awards of Excellence:

Watercolor: Lorraine Mullaney, "Buttercups"

Oil: Dennis Lake, "Yellow Gold"

Acrylic: Bill Winn, "The Chairs of Coligny"

Mixed Media: Margo Duke, "Bird's Eye View of Habersham Marsh"

Photography: Kendra Natter, "Door to What Once was the Garvin House"

3D: Stu Overton, "Gray Heron"

SOBA is located at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. For more information, visit or call 843-757-6586.