Local artist and Redux Studio Alumni Lisa Shimko was named the 2016 Griffith Reyburn Award winner, a competitive annual prize administered by the Coastal Community Foundation for a visual artist “during the creation of a work of art that reflects or depicts “the look and feel” of the Lowcountry.”
Shimko, a Pennsylvania native who has made her home in the Lowcountry, was named this year’s winner by a panel of seasoned artists and arts administrators. She has created a new body of work entitled Lowcountry Water Halos.
Childhood memories intertwined with the urban to rural Lowcountry experiences initiated her
call to explore environmental issues. She researches topics ranging from endangered animals and
insects to agri-business and climate change. Her paintings reflect the influence of new research,
old memories and daydreaming.