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Who Won the Prizes at Coconut Grove and Winter Park?

Being accepted at Florida's two biggest shows can be the highlight of an artist's winter brining in income for the current time AND if you win a prize that can mean $$$ and a highly desirable invitation to next winter's festival. Who were the winners?

Feb. 16-18, 2019

Best of the Best Award: $5,000
Purchase Award: $1,000
Director’s Choice: $1,000
Best Booth: $500

1, 2, & 3 in each category: 1st - $1,500; 2nd - $1,000; 3rd - $500

Total prize money this year: $46,500

sculpture by K. Willcox & K. Nordausen

Best of the Best - Kimberly Willcox & Kevin Nordhausen, 3D Mixed Media
Best BoothCarlos Montanaro, Jewelry & Metalwork
Myrna & Sheldon Palley-Award of Excellence in Glass - Wesley N. Rasko
Director's Choice Award - Ummarid Eitharong, Painting 

Jana Epstein, 2D Mixed Media 1st Place
Daniel Lai 2D, Mixed Media 2nd Place
Joseph Bradley, 2D Mixed Media 3rd Place

Dakota Pratt, 3D Mixed Media 1st Place
Stephen Palmer, 3D Mixed Media 2nd Place
David Burton, 3D Mixed Media 3rd Place

Glenn Woods & Keith Herbrand, Claywork 1st Place
Marvin Blackmore, Claywork 2nd Place
William Kidd, Claywork 3rd Place

Pottery by Marvin Blackmore

Lissa Hatcher, Digital Art 1st Place
Tanya Doskova, Digital Art 2nd Place
Ed Myers, Digital Art 3rd Place

Bounkhong Signavong, Fiber 1st Place
Amy Gillespie, Fiber 2nd Place
Robert Stadnycki, Fiber 3rd Place

Richard Ryan, Glass 1st Place
Scott Gamble, Glass 2nd Place
Kit Karbler, Glass 3rd Place

Kristin Holeman, Jewelry & Metalwork 1st Place
Kate Rothra Fleming, Jewelry & Metalwork 2nd Place
Adrienne Gaskell, Jewelry & Metalwork 3rd Place

Ken Orton, Painting 1st Place
Marc Anderson, Painting 2nd Place
Rey D'Alfonso, Painting 3rd Place

Painting by Marc Anderson

Lisa Kristine, Photography 1st Place
Don Donelson, Photography 2nd Place
Doug Cavanah, Photography 3rd Place

Richard D. Wilson Jr., Printmaking & Drawing 1st Place
Abdiel Acosta, Printmaking & Drawing 2nd Place
Jacqueline Roch, Printmaking & Drawing 3rd Place

Lewis H. Tardy, Sculpture 1st Place
Gary Traczyk, Sculpture 2nd Place
Nnamdi Okonko, Sculpture 3rd Place

Carmen Lagos, Watercolor 1st Place
Witha Lacuesta, Watercolor 2nd Place
Blanca Palian, Watercolor 3rd Place

Ray Jones, Wood 1st Place
Derrick Crossland & Danielle Long, Wood 2nd Place
Steve Uren Wood, 3rd Place

wood boxes by Ray Jones

Alex & Christi Lamier, Digital Art Honorable Mention
Michael Braun, Digital Art Honorable Mention
Darren Olson, Photography Honorable Mention
Leslie Peebles, Printmaking & Drawing Honorable Mention

Lawrence Packard, Printmaking & Drawing Honorable Mention
Copper Tritscheller, Sculpture Honorable Mention
Tyler Stinson, Sculpture Honorable Mention
Greg Stones, Watercolor Honorable Mention

March 15, 16, 17, 2019

  • BEST OF SHOW ($12,000 Purchase Award) Helen Gotlib, Dexter, MI - Printmaking
  • EDYTH BUSH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ART OF PHILANTHROPY AWARD ($5,000 Purchase Award) Amy Lennard Gmelin, New Port Richey, FL - Sculpture
  • MORSE MUSEUM AWARD FOR A DISTINGUISHED WORK OF ART($2500) Marina Terauds, North Branch, MI - Printmaking

Helen Gotlib - Printmaking

Ummarid Eitharong, Orlando, FL - Painting
John Herbon, Saint Ignace, MI - Clay
Richard Judd, Belleville, WI - Wood
Ronna Katz, Albuquerque, NM - Printmaking
Claudia Melchiorre, Cape Canaveral, FL - Jewelry

Woody Patterson, Birmingham, AL - Mixed Media - 2D
Cameron Ritcher, Richmond, VA - Mixed Media - 2D
Suzy Scarborough, Columbia, SC Mixed Media - 2D
Robinson Scott, Anoka, MN - Glass
Ken Tutjamnong, Philadelphia, PA - Painting

Kathrine Allen-Coleman - Printmaking

Kathrine Allen-Coleman, Jackson, GA - Printmaking
Gaston Carrio Houston, TX Mixed Media - 2D
Matthew Cornell, Orlando, FL - Painting
Mark Gardner, Saluda, NC - Wood
Stacia Hollmann, Deland, FL - Mixed Media - 2D

Aletha Jones, Madison, WI -Watercolor
Brenna Klassen-Glanzer, Minneapolis, MN - Jewelry
Birgit Kupke-Peyla, Salinas, CA -Jewelry
Rick Loudermilk, Austin, TX - Mixed Media - 2D
Amanda Outcalt, Norfolk, VA - Printmaking

Shirl & Jim Parmentier Mars Hill, NC Clay
Dennis Peterson St. Marys, OH - Wood
Luke Proctor, Mt. Horeb, WI - Metal
Melissa Schmidt, St Louis, MO - Jewelry
Bounkhong Signavong, Secaucus, NJ - Fiber

Cheryl Mackey Smith, Fairview, NC - Clay
Andrew Sovjani, Conway, MA - Photography
Mark Sudduth, Cleveland Hts., OH - Glass
Thomas Wargin, Menomonee Falls, WI - Sculpture
James Whipple, Winter Park, FL - Mixed Media - 2D 162

Raku pottery by Barry Bernstein

Jennifer Ardolino, Homosassa, FL - Watercolor
Bert Beirne, Flowery Branch, GA - Painting
Barry Bernstein, Marquette, MI - Clay
Elizabeth Borowsky, Andrews, SC - Clay
Michael Bryant, Atlanta, GA - Photography

Lisa Burge, Taos, NM - Painting
Roxane Chardon, Hollis, NH - Drawings and Pastels
Sarah Collier, Wilmington, NC - Mixed Media - 2D
John Costin, Tampa, FL - Printmaking
Rey D'Alfonso, Greenville, SC - Painting

Leslie Emery, Sun Prairie, WI - Mixed Media - 2D
Robert Farrell, Venice, FL - Metal
Brendan Fuller, Redmond, WA - Clay
Michael Hayes Spruce Pine, NC - Glass
Charles Hazelaar, Cape Canaveral, FL - Sculpture

Aaron Hequembourg, Monticello, GA - Mixed Media - 2D
William Kidd, Lakeland, FL - Clay
Robin Kittleson, Geneva, IL - Glass
Heather Laurie, Denver, CO - Fiber
Phillip Michaels, Miami, FL - Painting

Mixed Media - AB Word & Barry Bryant

Mike Nemnich, Indialantic, FL - Printmaking
J Nielsen, Minneapolis, MN - Jewelry
Kyle Osvog, Jackson, GA - Clay
Sean Parrish, Dunedin, FL - Painting
Corey Pemberton, Spruce Pine, NC - Mixed Media - 2D

Dahlia Popovits, Boston, MA - Fiber
Steve Rogers, Ormond Beach, FL - Watercolor
Kristin Schillaci, Santa Fe, NM - Photography
Radim Schreiber, Fairfield, IA - Photography
AB Word and B L Bryant, Kirby, WY - Mixed Media

What about you? Did you win any awards? Do you have any comments on these awards?

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Comment by Barrie Lynn Bryant on April 4, 2019 at 8:24am

Look there! How cute is that tondo upthread? Little ol' me as the Mad Hatter! Thanks for posting, Connie. Here's the artwork that won. The Marionettist, a mixed media collage in hand carved frame that is finished with 23.75 karat gold.

Comment by Connie Mettler on March 28, 2019 at 11:23am

That’s what we love about this business, right, Ray? You just never know. Hope the $$at Winter Park we’re good.

Comment by Ray Jones on March 28, 2019 at 9:38am

BTW, the same piece at Winter Park was awarded nothing at all.

Comment by Ray Jones on March 28, 2019 at 9:35am

I was fortunate to win an award at Coconut Grove this year. Sales were way off for me, and the award money helped. The judges chose certain artists in each category to bring one piece of the artist's choosing to the judging area. I took this piece.

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