South Arts has announced nine finalists for its second annual art prize.
The realist painter has been awarded the $10,000 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art.
The Atlanta Photography Group will feature the work of the top two student winners of its photography prize, given to MFA photography students in Georgia.
A town-wide art competition for Southern artists gives $120,000 in prizes ranging from $1,000 to $50,000.
The new South Arts Southern Prize recognizes and supports visual artists in the nine states it serves.