Wednesday, March 21, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] R. S. Hill Finalist in Smithsonian Photography Contest

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March 21, 2007
GA High Founder R.S. Hill a Finalist in Smithsonian Photography Contest
     Some of the greatest triumphs in the burgeoning Coweta County arts scene have been achieved by students in the Georgia High Photography program founded by Richard Scott Hill.  Hill retired from teaching last year but Georgia High continues and his outstanding example as an artist and an educator lives on in the hearts of Cowetans, esp. those he taught at East Coweta High School. 
     Hill is still active in photography, as is apparent from his latest artistic triumph.  Helen Starkweather, Assistant Editor of the Smithsonian magazine, recently informed Mr. Hill that he is among the top ten finalists in the Americana category of the fourth annual photography contest sponsored by the magazine. There were 8500 entries in this category worldwide.  The Americana category means events, objects or activities connecting the American people to their history or their cultural heritage.
 Hill's photograph was of a warm up at the West Georgia Speedway.  It will begin appearing on April 1 on the magazine's website,    It will also appear along with the photographs of the other finalists in the Summer 2007 issue 
of the magazine.
     This is not the first time Hill has been a finalist in a national art contest.  His submission for a proposal for a World Trade Center Memorial was a finalist in that contest.  It is shown below but a better picture of it graced the front cover of the Southern Arc fine arts magazine, arts&expressions, which over the years has carried several articles about Hill's art, which, in addition to photography includes sculpture and painting.  Hill was also honored by A Retrospective for all his art in December 2005 at the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum in LaGrange.  The Museum said this about Hill:  
"Richard Hill has been a force in Georgia visual arts for over 25 years.  He taught for many years at the Atlanta College of Art and has for the last few years been head of the Coweta Schools' fine arts programs where his students have won national awards for their photography.  He has completed major public sculpture commissions and won many awards for his work in photography and drawing in numerous national competitions.  This exhibit will present a survey of his work over the last 25 years."
The Southern Arc arts community wishes him continued triumphs in the years ahead!  
 His latest project is a Savannah commission proposal, which is shown below and on his website,

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