ArtFields 2021 Winners Announced

Lake City, SC-The Lake City ArtFields Collective is proud to announce winners of the 9th annual ArtFields event held April 23-May 1. Each year, thousands attend the event to view artwork from Southeastern artists on display all around downtown Lake City. From renovated warehouses to boutiques and restaurants, attendees find high quality art everywhere–without the sometimes intimidating gallery attendants or entry fee. We celebrate and thank each artist who participated in the exhibition and competition this year. All artwork can be viewed online here. Click on the titles of the winners below to see the work that was on display.

A jury panel of art professionals determine $50,000 Grand Prize, $25,000 Second Place, and five $2,000 Merit Awards. Votes cast during the event are tallied to award $12,500 People’s Choice 2D and 3D winners. Additionally, the ArtFields Collective and other partner art institutions select Exhibition Award winners for a solo show featuring each artist’s work.

  • Grand Prize: Charles Eady from Ocala, FL with Anna
  • Second Place: Coulter Fussell from Water Valley, MS with Flamestitch
  • People’s Choice 2D: William D. Massey, III from Atlanta, GA with Grace
  • People’s Choice 3D: Nik Botkin from Nitro, WV with Silver Vixen



  • Exhibition Award-ArtFields Collective: Ija Charles from Columbia, SC who participated in ArtFields 2021 with Idk you
  • Exhibition Award-ArtFields Collective: Noah Scalin from Richmond, VA who participated in ArtFields 2021 with of America: The Problem We All Still Live With
  • Exhibition Award-ArtFields Collective: Denise Stewart-Sanabria from Knoxville, TN who participated in ArtFields 2021 with Lunar Precipitation
  • Exhibition Award-University Place Gallery, Francis Marion University: Amiri Farris from Bluffton, SC who participated in ArtFields 2021 with Letters 1897
  • Exhibition Award-Florence Regional Arts Alliance: TBA

ArtFields is a mutual celebration of art and community that includes a youth art competition, public art program, and year round gallery exhibitions. ArtFields Jr. allows student artists a time to shine during a dedication exhibition that coincides with ArtFields. Each year, the student artists prove that the future of art is very bright indeed. All ArtFields Jr. artwork can be viewed online here. Click on the titles below to see the artwork that was on display.


PRIMARY (Grades 1-2)

1st: Jasper Corley with Drunk Peacock

2nd: Victoria Kochilla with The Calm Butterfly

3rd: Coralee Griffith with Mountain Beauty

Merit: Trevor Waller with A Beautiful Night, Pihu Rustgi with Sunrise, & Camille Creech with Lady in Gold

Student Choice: Joseph Landry with The Queen Turtle of the Sea


ELEMENTARY (Grades 3-5)

1st: Caroline Hanna with Living in Color

2nd: Veronika Mia Leath with Tree of Paradise

3rd: Lila Yancey with A Fragile Place

Merit: Abhirami Balachandran with Magnifying Magenta, Georgia Bauer with Enchanted Waterfall, & Sidney Drinkall with The Pretty Prickley Piece

Student Choice: Nicolas Costa with The Cherry Blossom Tree


MIDDLE (Grades 6-8)

1st: Josiah Hill with Apollo

2nd: Elizabeth Lake with Warmth and Tiny Little Yellow Flowers

3rd: Abbirella Green with Dr. Sharp Steam Punk Inspired

Merit: Azeri Householder with Tea Man, Alyssa Lor with Frog, & Peyton Moody with See the Blackbird

Student Choice: Bailey McDowell with America the Beautiful


SECONDARY (Grades 9-12)

1st: Megan Delre with Diner

2nd: Jordan Robinson with Pride

3rd: Elizabeth Batten with Voice of our Generation

Merit: Midori Brown with Culture Clash, Jenna Monroe with The Great Migration, & Barlow Hoffman with Man and Roots

Student Choice: Carolina Hoppmann with Winter Hunter