2012 Verner Award

February 14, 2012 | Filed Under Editorial Cartoons 

2012 Verner Award

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18 Responses to “2012 Verner Award”

  1. Robert Ariail on February 14th, 2012 1:34 pm

    I’m proud to announce I have won the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner award for individual artist. The awards are presented yearly by the South Carolina Arts Commission to recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in our state. They honor SC arts organizations, patrons, artists and include business and government entities as well. The Verner Award is the highest honor the state gives in the arts and is designated as the official “Governor’s Award for the Arts.”

    Elizabeth O’Neill Verner achieved an international reputation for her etchings and pastels that captured the spirit of the people and places of the South Carolina lowcountry.

  2. Sam on February 14th, 2012 1:39 pm

    Congrats Robert…You deserve it…I certainly enjoy your work.

  3. Kelly on February 14th, 2012 1:41 pm

    WooHoo! Congrats Robert!

  4. J G Braddock Sr. on February 14th, 2012 2:34 pm

    I’m not surprised.

  5. Hokuri on February 14th, 2012 2:39 pm


  6. Susan McNamee on February 14th, 2012 2:42 pm

    I lived in Columbia for over 25 years, read the State religiously, and always thought you were a top notch political and editorial cartoonist. Congratulations on receiving the Verner award and state and national recognition. Sue McNamee

  7. themuse80 on February 14th, 2012 3:00 pm

    Congratulations!! The commission could not have made a better choice. Keep up the great work you’ve been doing!

  8. Sharon Brudzinski on February 14th, 2012 3:40 pm

    and deservedly so. Congratulations!

  9. Robert Ariail on February 14th, 2012 4:02 pm

    Thanks to all for your kind words!

  10. Grits & Gravity on February 14th, 2012 8:02 pm

    Congrats Mr. Ariail.

  11. Lorel & Bob Humburg on February 14th, 2012 9:19 pm


    We have lived all over the US and find that your work is superior in every regard. Congratulations on your well deserved award!

  12. Jim Sloan on February 15th, 2012 6:22 am

    Congrats, Robert! And a Blenheim Ginger-Ale all around!

  13. Robert Ariail on February 15th, 2012 9:04 am

    Thanks- an old number 3 ,please.

  14. Larry Williams on February 15th, 2012 4:25 pm

    “Write and Draw On” as you keep up the Good Work

  15. Kathleen Harwood on February 15th, 2012 5:29 pm

    You do South Carolina proud sir. We are fortunate to have you here.

  16. Nick Nielsen on February 19th, 2012 10:49 pm

    Congratulations, Robert, and well done.

  17. Courtney on February 24th, 2012 7:37 pm

    Since you won’t “toot” your own horn, I will. HONK! HONK!! In addition to winning the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner award, it is my understanding that you have also been nominated, placed, and/or won several other prestigious awards in the past few months. Please fill us in?!

  18. Robert Ariail on February 25th, 2012 8:36 am

    Thanks, Courtney! I won another citation of excellence(honorable mention) in the Ranan Lurie United Nations Political Cartoon Award. I can’t announce the other award until it is official in mid-March.

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