Winthrop Alumni Recognized at ArtFields in Lake City

May 09, 2016


  • Brent Pafford '10 won the $25,000 Jury Panel award for "Remember This As a Time of Day."
  • Michael Logan Woods '09 won the Judges' Award of Merit, and Meredith Dallas '15 won the Jones-Carter Gallery Bloom Award.

LAKE CITY, SOUTH CAROLINA – Winthrop University alumni were recognized among the top award winners at ArtFields, an art festival held in Lake City April 22-30. 

Brent Pafford ’10 won the $25,000 Jury Panel award for his piece entitled “Remember This As a Time of Day.” Two additional Winthrop alumni were recognized: Michael Logan Woodle ’09, who received the Judges’ Award of Merit, and Meredith Dallas ’15, recipient of the Jones-Carter Gallery Bloom Award.

"It really speaks to the caliber of the arts program at Winthrop that there were so many alumni and faculty involved with ArtFields," Pafford said. "Winthrop is invested in developing its students professionally and creatively. It’s a beautiful little community that pushes students to try new things."

Many other Winthrop students, alumni and faculty had artwork featured at ArtFields, including:

Brian Bojo
Edward Brantley '00
Kim Dick '07
Winthrop President Emeritus Anthony DiGiorgio
Josh Drews '01
Chris Evans
Emily Furr
Rebecca Jacobs '14
Janet Lasher '13
Kevin Morrissey '03
Carey Morton '12
Tabitha Ott '08
Adrian Rhodes '05, '11
Jamie Seymour '15
Allison Tierney '09

The festival began in 2013 and aims to honor the artists of the Southeast with a week-long celebration and art competition in the heart of a traditional Southern small town. Artists across the 12 Southeastern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia – exhibited nearly 400 works of art. The event awards more than $100,000 in prizes to artists annually. For more information, visit

For more information, contact Whitney Hough, director of communications and community engagement, at 803/323-2399 or 

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