Winners of Mint Hill Arts’ Annual Litaker Show

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Winners of Mint Hill Arts’ Annual Litaker Show were announced at the Opening Reception for the show on December 8.

(Photo by James Alexander)

Best in Show was awarded to Princess Cureton for her remarkable 3D painting, “Breaking Through.”

The judge, reknown Charlotte artist Gina Stumpf (, selected the following pieces of art for awards in four categories.


1st Place – Fall Appassionato  – Natalia Leigh

2nd Place – Hidden Treasure – Martha Faires

3rd Place – Step on the Yellow Leaves – Natalia Leigh

Honorable Mention – Ariadne, Weaving the Thread – Luis Ardila

Honorable Mention – Pumpkin – Mary Crowe


1st Place – Abandoned #62 – Steve Lindeman

2nd Place – Water Splash – Cristy Kikkert

3rd Place – Cherub – Daniel Piar

Honorable Mention – Adrift – April McDermott

Honorable Mention – Steve Smith Enters the Field – Steve Lindeman

Water Media

1st Place – Dis-Connected – Judy Mizell   

2nd Place – Ghost Orchard – Judy Mizell

3rd Place – Free Spirts – Rebecca McDuffie

Honorable Mention – River Wading – Rebecca McDuffie

Honorable Mention – Haitian Beauty – Patricia Kempisty

Other Visual Arts

1st Place – Madam X – Sandy Gillig

2nd Place – Composition #1 – Sharon Goodan

3rd Place – Parked and Rusty – Jennifer Benton

Honorable Mention – Ginger – Tammy Pender

Honorable Mention – Straight to the Point – Courtney MacKenzie –

The awards for the show were kindly provided by the following businesses and individuals: Mint Hill Dentistry, Katrina Ross, McEwen Mint Hill Chapel, Hawthorne’s New York Pizza and Bar, Romie and Judy Mizell, Daphne’s Simply Southern, First Citizens Bank, Sandra Smith, Ann Litaker, Dunwellz Custom Kitchen and Pour House, Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.

The Litaker Show will hang until mid-January at the gallery at 11205 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill.   The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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