Health System Announces Winners of Third Annual Team Member Art Show

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: May 24, 2010 – Karen Varnedoe, a certified coding specialist at Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, took top honors by winning Best in Show with her pen and ink drawing, “Nature Experience,” at the Third Annual Southeast Georgia Health System Team Member Art Show currently on exhibit through the end of May in the Outpatient Care Center Art Gallery, on the Brunswick Campus. President and CEO Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, presented winners with a ribbon. Winners were determined by popular vote in each category. This special show is held each year to coincide with National Hospital Week, which took place May 9-15.

In addition to Varnedoe winning Best in Show, the list of winners are as follows: Drawings-Pen & Ink: 1st Place, Karen Varnedoe, Nature Experience; and 2nd Place, Jon Watkins, Portrait in Black & White; Drawings-Pencil & Chalk: 1st Place, Katie 1, Susan Moore; and 2nd Place, Shelby, Karen Varnedoe; Fabric: 1st Place, Vintage Heirloom Dress, Terri Goodbread; and 2nd Place, Sea Shells, Evelyn Tatum; Mixed Media: 1st Place, Sky Fantasy, Christy Parker; Painting-Oil/Acrylics: 1st Place, Life Support, Neil Goodman, M.D.; 2nd Place, Sapelo Island, Georgia, Chris Harris; 3rd Place, Sapelo Sunrise, Janie Leggett; and Honorable Mention, Amsterdam, Caroline Slaten; Painting–Watercolor: 1st Place, Katie 2, Susan Moore; Photography-Animals/Fish/Birds: 1st Place, Hooch, Paul Kunkle; 2nd Place, Out of the Shadows, Debbie Curran; 3rd Place, Golden, Scott Mills; and Honorable Mention, A Family Portrait, Susan Jaret; Photography-Landscape: 1st Place, After the Rain, Susan Jaret; 2nd Place, Rainbow's End, Rebecca Schriber; 3rd Place, The Cross, Susan Willis; and Honorable Mention, Serenity, Janet Douglas; Photography–People: 1st Place, Best Friends, Karen White; 2nd Place, Untitled, Susan Jaret; 3rd Place, Gondolier, Rebecca Schriber; and Honorable Mention, Tragedy/Comedy, Lynnette Walker; Photography-Still Life: 1st Place, Calla Lilies, Susan Jaret; 2nd Place, Orchid, Steve English; 3rd Place, Magnolia, Relma Bland; and Honorable Mention, Angel, Rebecca Schriber; and Sculpture/Pottery: 1st Place, Maggie Does Easter, Evelyn Tatum. The Outpatient Care Center Art Gallery opened in April 2006 and continually hosts work by premiere Georgia artists. The upcoming exhibit, which begins June 1, features the works of painter, Trish Rugaber, and will run through July 6. As with all the gallery exhibits, the show is free and open to the public. Exhibition hours are Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information about the gallery shows, contact Lynda Dalton-Gallagher at 912-262-0628 or artdowntown@bellsouth.net. For a calendar of upcoming exhibits and other events and classes offered by the Health System, visit www.sghs.com.