Congratulations to the Paint-Out Winners PDF Print Email
Written by Allen, Joy   
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 02:53 PM
painting by Ann Lees

A four-year veteran of the Burgwin-Wright Paint-Out and a newcomer received the top awards in the annual plein-air painting event.

Ann Lees of Wilmington, who has participated in every Burgwin-Wright Paint-Out since it first launched in 2013, received the Poster Image Award. Her iconic painting of the orchard, “Sundial Pomegranate Tree” will represent next year’s Paint-Out on posters and other marketing materials. The prize for this award is a one-night stay at the Blockade Runner on Wrightsville Beach, generously donated by the hotel.

painting by Annie McCoy Burgwin-Wright Paint-Out first-timer Annie McCoy of Cambridge, Maryland received the People’s Choice Award. Her painting titled “Hydrangea” racked up the most votes by visitors who viewed the wet-paint show on May 21. Coincidentally, McCoy’s prize was a beautiful hydrangea donated by The Transplanted Garden. McCoy also happens to be married to a sixth generation lineal descendant of John Burgwin, who built the Burgwin-Wright House in 1770-1771.


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