Friday night, August 4, 2017, Waitsel Smith of Lenoir was awarded Second Place in Painting at the 37th Annual Fine Arts Festival in Southern Pines, NC for his oil painting “Autumn Lake” (above). Two years ago, he won Second Place in Painting for “Dress Blues” (below). The art exhibit, which is presented by the Arts Council of Moore County and located in the historic Campbell House Galleries, runs August 4 through 25. Sharon and Joseph DiGiulio, of DiGiulio Studios, Raleigh, NC, judged the show. After graduating from East Carolina University in Painting, Waitsel has worked as an artist and illustrator for over 35 years. He has two works in the show.
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