33rd Annual Foothills Art Festival
Dazzles With Outstanding Work

The Lodge at Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp was awash in incredible works of art for the 33rd Annual Foothills Art Festival in October.

Chairman Paul Brown and his legion of volunteers managed to pull everything off without a hitch. We send thanks to our sponsors: Peoples Bank and Insurance, WesBanco, Cotner, Cooley, Clark and Sharp, LLC, OSCO Industries’ Employees Charity Fund, Waugh Insurance, Lockard Insurance, and State Farm Insurance, Dan Dailey.

Our congratulations go to Marisa Sanders, of Gallipolis, for capturing Best of Show with her extraordinary photograph entitled “Ghost Cattle.” Marisa is picture at right, next to her photo, with Board member Phyllis Michael on the left.

Select the Foothills Art Festival tab at the top of this page for lots of pictures and information.


Joni Carrington’s paintings in the Markay Gallery

Our Gallery year draws to a close with the large scale paintings of Joni Carrington. The Albany resident is no stranger to Jackson County. She’s shown at Foothills for many years and captured People’s Choice two years ago. She took the Best of Show at the Coal Festival Art Show in Wellston this past September. This award is sponsored by Southern Hills Arts Council.

Joni teaches painting at her Gingerbread Studio in Albany. She also travels to Jackson weekly to give classes.

In addition to her painterly bent, Joni is an avid historian. She has traced Albany back to its earliest days. We were thrilled when Joni gave a presentation here in our Gallery in 2013 on the Underground Railroad, in conjunction with Jackson’s Civil War 150 celebration.

Join us Friday, November 14 as well welcome Joni with a Reception in her honor. The exhibit will be open through December 21. Regular Gallery hours are Wednesdays to Fridays from Noon to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 3 p.m. We’re always pleased to make special arrangements for groups. Just give us a call at 740-286-6355.



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