11th Annual National 2D Competition

Cape Fear Studios’ National 2D Competition was juried and judged by nationally recognized artist, Dan Beck of Wilmington, NC. Artists from across the United States submitted over 150 pieces of art, and 41 were selected by Dan for the exhibit.

“I had the recent honor and pleasure of judging the Cape Fear Studios 2D national exhibition. This eclectic exhibition included everything from fiber arts to woodblock printing, oil painting to graphite drawing. And stylistically the range was from completely abstract to high realism. For all the art lovers out there, and all the believers in possibilities, this is a show that will spark your imagination.” – Dan Beck

Artist Ron Beckham was awarded Best of Show for his oil painting “Worker I”.
Artist Victoria Zurkan and her partner, Brent Phillips travelled from South Portland, Maine to attend the exhibition opening. They stand with her piece, “Meow Meow Stephanie, La Nuit Approche a Paris” shown between them.
Artist Katlin McFadden, Fayetteville, NC, is shown with her piece (upper left) “Golden”, acrylic.
Artists and art lovers mingle during the opening.
Dan Beck talks about his criteria in judging art for the exhibit.
Artist Ron Beckham also received an Honorable Mention for is oil painting, “Panthers II”.