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 — The 2013 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and produced by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Don McWhorter of Carrollton, Ga., has won Best in Show for his work in ceramics.

“I am very flattered to be named Best in Show at ArtiGras,” said McWhorter, who has shown his ceramic work at 18 of the last 20 ArtiGras Fine Art Festivals. “The other artists here are just phenomenal, and I honored just to be in the same show as them, let alone win an award.”

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The winners were selected by three judges who scored each artist and awarded a Best in Show and a first-place winner in each of the 14 categories. The following is a list of the artists who placed first in each category:

Don McWhorter, Ceramics, Best in Show, Carrollton, GA

Robin Rodgers, Ceramics, Tallahassee, FL

Edward Loedding, Digital Art, Brandon, VT

Flo Kemp, Drawing and Printmaking, Setauket, NY

Shelly Cox, Emerging Artists, Jupiter, FL

Jean Yao, Fiber-Nonwearable, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Leah Dziewit, Fiber - Wearable, Maple City, MI

Richard Ryan, Glass, Bourbonnais, IL

Michael Alexander, Jewelry, New York, NY

Vince Pompei, Metal, St. Petersburg, FL

B. Corey Johnson, Mixed Media, Royal Palm Beach, FL

Danny O'Driscoll, Painting, Batesburg, SC

Richard Auger, Photography, Summerfield, FL

Peter Rujuwa, Sculpture, Indianapolis, IN

Barrie Harding, Wood, Dunnellon, FL

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Comment by Barry Vangrov on February 21, 2013 at 5:24pm

We have 2 (or is it 3?) of Don's pieces in our house. You can spot his work a mile away - nothing else like it. Well deserved.

Comment by Connie Mettler on February 21, 2013 at 9:26am

Don does have very nice work. What is especially unusual is that he doesn't have "showstoppers" but a solid body of work that is clearly his own done to perfection. 

Comment by Susan Thornton on February 20, 2013 at 6:49pm
Congrats to all. Great job to my Mt Dora neighbor Don for Best of Show!

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