Hidden Lantern Gallery's second-annual Scenes of South Walton Art Show has produced some winners.
The exhibit's opening artist reception was Oct. 18 when the winners of the judged exhibit were announced.
This year's call to artists drew 12 local artists and their best tributes to South Walton's natural beauty. The exhibit coincided with the annual Back to Nature Festival events.
The 12 local artists produced 34 pieces of artwork for the show, which was judged by K.C. Williams of Niceville.
Winning Best In Show was Seagrove Beach artist Melody Bogle for "The Journey Continues."
Runner Up was Blue Mountain Beach artist Susan Lucas for her "Floating Lillies."
Three Honorable Mention awards went to Kryce Culbertson for his "A Day in the Life;" Lori Drew for her "Trees of Cape San Blas;" and Joan Vienot for her "Aster Reflected."
The exhibit is on display through Nov. 4 and all work is for sale. A percentage of proceeds from sales will be donated to South Walton Community Council, which sponsors the Back to Nature Festival.
The work of these area artists were also accepted into The Back to Nature show and are on display: Judy Dewar, Walter Perrott, Rebecca Perrott, Peggy Jones, Didon Comer, Mollye Daughtry, and Betty Cork.
Gallery director Lauren Carvalho said, "I believe this show is a great representation of the area's talented artists. Last year, the show was specifically of the coastal dune lakes. This year we broadened the subject matter to all of Florida's natural beauty. This gave the artists more freedom to submit what they do best and what particularly inspires them in the area. It is a must see show!"