Sandy Stratil Wins Merit Award in Art Exhibition


Sandy Stratil won a merit award in the 22nd Annual July National Exhibition in Southport,

Judged by Polly Hammett, and Wenying Xiong, the show features 135 works by artists from 24 states. It is at Franklin Square Gallery.

Both of her entries were juried into the exhibition. The painting that won the merit award was "Family Matters: Walter, Jr." from her transfer collage series. This painting, which depicts events from the life of her husband's uncle, is done in acrylic, pencil and phototransfers.

Sandy Stratil is director of the College Opportunity Program at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where she also teaches art. She lives in Lumberton.