East Mississippi Community College art instructor Cynthia Buob, pictured here, has earned recognition in two prestigious juried regional art competitions.

Buob earned “Best of Show” honors during the 2019 Meridian Museum of Art Bi-State Competition for her oil painting titled “Audrea” of former student Audrea Powell.

Buob earned $1,000 for “Best of Show” and the Meridian Museum of Art will feature her artwork in an exhibit this coming October and November.

More than 170 pieces of art were submitted and the 60 pieces of art chosen for the exhibit will remain on display through March 23.  

One of Buob’s paintings was also selected for inclusion in the 61st Annual Delta Exhibition that runs from May 3 through June 20 at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.

According to the Arkansas Arts Center website, more than 1,000 entries by 408 artists were submitted, with 50 pieces of art selected for the exhibit.

Award winners will be announced at a May 2 reception.