Posted November 05, 2017
BEST OF SHOW
Harold Miller, Sculpture, Turner 8
AWARD OF DISTINCTION
Gloria McRoberts, Fiber/Leather, Rodin 11
Jodi Perry, Painting, Picasso 21
Thomas Dumke, Wood, Warhol 5
Vern Yan, Fiber/Leather, Warhol 12
Jon Smith, Painting, Dali 4
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Jeannie Maddox, Painting, Lewis 1
Don McWhorter, Ceramics, Renoir 5
Aaron Hequembourg, Mixed Media, Renoir 4
Guilloume, Sculpture, Warhol 31
Scott Hartley, Painting, Renoir 8
AWARD OF HONOR
Rosario Garcia, Jewelry, Darby 3
Nicario Jimenez, Mixed Media, Warhol 13
Steve Edgar, Fiber/Leather, Dali 9
Michael Bond, Printmaking/Graphics, Warhol 6
Janine Monroe, Painting, Miro 16
AWARD OF MERIT
Steven Olszewski, Sculpture, Picasso 25
Russell Grace, Photography, Dali 14
Mark Grosser, Jewelry, Warhol 9/10
Bobby Goldsmith, Drawing, O’Keeffe 5
Whitney Powell, Fiber/Leather, Picasso 4
Mark & Carol Reynolds, Sculpture, Picasso 18
Randal Spangler, Drawing, O’Keeffe 4
Timothy Sullivan, Ceramics, Rodin 21
Jean Yao, Fiber/Leather, Renoir 3
John Kellum, Ceramics, Picasso 6
Art show artist applications are open now. The deadline is May 31. Cash prizes totaling $25,000 will be awarded. The three-day, juried art show draws thousands of visitors and more than 200 of the nation's best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. Get your spot. Details…
Applications are open for the GGAF Emerging Artists program. This program seeks artists who have limited experience participating in arts festivals to give them guidance in what is involved in being in an arts festival. Two artists will be chosen to participate in this year’s festival. GGAF will waive fees for the two chosen artists and will provide a mentor to help guide them through the process. Details…
Best of Show, Awards of Distinction, Awards of Excellence, Awards of Honor, and Awards of Merit winners from the previous year’s festival are exempt from the jurying process for next year's Festival.
WUWF's Sandra Averhart talks with Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival 2018 Invited International Artist Abigail Nnaji from Nigeria.
The selected 2018 poster was designed by Michelle Corley. Michelle’s worked for 23 years as a graphic designer in practically every facet of advertising design, from logo development to digital design and broadcast production.
The 2018 Invited International Artist is Abigail Nnaji, an artist from Abuja, Nigeria. Her style is influenced by the academic and constant exposure through cultural interactions. She believes that expression should not be restrictive, rather a freedom of exploration should be employed in the creative process.
The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, in partnership with Artel Gallery, announce the artists selected for the Emerging Artists grant program.
Harold Miller was awarded best of show for his sculpture. See the complete list…
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