kingsport 100 logo

Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery was honored to receive eight entries for their Centennial Art Contest. “It was a very tough decision,” said Michael Ripper, gallery manager.

The first place winner is Sidney Moore of Kingsport. She painted a beautiful image of Wallace News Stand with acrylic paint in black and white.  Moore describes Wallace News as a “spot that is saturated in history” and it captures the “quaintness and intimacy of small town Kingsport.” You can see her artwork featured at the gallery.

The runner up was Kathy Hawk of Kingsport. Her artwork, titled ‘Spring in Kingsport,’ shows the most beautiful time in Kingsport. “We are blessed with so much natural beauty, it’s breathtaking,” said Hawk.

The other entries were Tabitha Hibbetts, “Canadian Goose of Kingsport,” two entries from Lucy Cleek, “Wallace News” and “Sunset at J. Fred Johnson Stadium,” and two entries from Leslie Davis, “Bird Sanctuary” and “TriCities Produce.”

For more information, please visit

Winner, Sidney Moore. Title Wallace NewsRunner up, Kathy Hawk.