Celebration of the Arts (COTA) is an annual juried art show held by the Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild (RCVAG) to showcase the wide range of talent in our community and offer a FREE public art show that all can attend and learn more about art in Rutherford County.

The 2018 COTA show as held at The Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College and featured over 60 artists and over 200 original pieces of art. The show was a huge success and attracted visitors from all over the region. Check back often or join our mailing list to receive additional information about the 2019 COTA show as well as our other classes and events.

Best in Show

Roscoe Conn


This piece contained various elements that really spoke to the viewer.  The canvas was unique as it was made out of sheets of Braille paper.

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2-D Award Winners

1st Place

Allison Turner


2nd Place

Larry Leffew

Carolina Wren

3rd Place

Ingrid Cowan Hass

My Chair

3-D Award Winners

1st Place

Davis Choun


2nd Place

Robbie Bratton

Door Handle

3rd Place

Cindy Streib

Bunnies in the Garden

Awards of Distinction

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Awards of Merit

Mike Kubal
Donna Sabolovic
Carolyn Osborne
Susan Todd
Susan Arthur Whitson
Jennifer Myers Kirton
Mary Fenderson
John McWhorter
Pam Peters
Prudence Kohl
Nancy Martin Hoopes
Christine Flynn
Mary Edwards

Additional Pictures