father and daughter, woman, and man viewing on top of empire state bldg scratchboard drawing

NYC Vacation: 1995, scratchboard, 16 x 8″

1st Place, A Fresh Look 2012 exhibit at Southern Arts Society, Inc.

Comments from Judge Seth Rouser, Winthrop University:

This wonderful image by Lori McAdams is both whimsical and inspiring. The artist shows great command over her medium, scratching out line-by-line a feeling of light and air. The spirited movement of her marks and attention to detail has carved out a memorable scene, well deserving if first place.