The Janet Rhyne Andrews Award for Creativity and Excellence was established by the Alamance Artisans Guild in 2010 to honor Janet Rhyne Andrews for her work in support of the arts in Alamance County. Following in the footsteps of her mother, Sarah Rhyne, a founder of the Alamance County Arts Council, Janet, as program director for the Alamance County Arts Council for many years, pushed that organization to statewide prominence as a community arts council. Since 2010 Janet has coordinated the Wooten exhibits, funded by the Wooten Family Endowment. Every two years these exhibits bring unique, nationally acclaimed art to the Piedmont and tens of thousands of visitors to Alamance County.
The Janet Rhyne Andrews Award is given only during an all-guild show open to every member of the guild. In 2014 the award will be presented to three artists during the guild’s exhibit at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, which will run from April through July. The award consists of Best in Show, Best 2-D, and Best 3-D. The Alamance Artisans Guild thanks Janet for her tireless support of fine art and fine craft, her kindness, and her endless dedication to Alamance County’s artists and makers.