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Des Moines, IA - June 28, 2015 - The on-site jury of the 2015 Des Moines Arts Festival® presented awards to ten visual artists at an awards ceremony held this morning at Centro Restaurant in downtown Des Moines. Ceramic artist, Michael Schwegmann was awarded Best of Show. Zora Murff was named Best of Emerging Iowa Artists.
Michael Schwegmann received a BFA from the University of Illinois. He has made ceramic sculpture as a full time studio artist since 1995. Michael's sculptural ceramics focus complex ideas of labor. He sells his work through galleries, public and private commissions, and juried art fairs across the United States.
Best of Show:
Michael Schwegmann: Ceramics
Best of Show Emerging Iowa Artists:
Zora Murff: EIA
Awards of Excellence:
Deborah Mae Broad: Graphics/Printmaking
E. Douglas Wunder: Jewelry
Joachim Knill: Painting
Matthew Hemminghaus: Photography
Lynda Ladwig: Ceramics
Andrew Kosten: Graphics/Printmaking
Dylan Strzynski: Mixed Media
Want more? Here's a quick article plus a video from the festival: http://whotv.com/2015/06/28/des-moines-art-festival-california-arti.../