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2018 Artist Awards

Posted November 12, 2018

BEST OF SHOW
Aaron Hequembourg, Mixed Media, Renoir 2

AWARD OF DISTINCTION
Gloria McRoberts, Fiber/Leather, Rodin 10
Brooks Barrow, Sculpture, Turner 12
Christina Smith, Drawing, Miro 5
Don McWhorter, Ceramics, Picasso 29
Michael Paul Cole, Photography, Dali 2

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Michael Bond, Printmaking/Graphics, Warhol 6
Casey Ginn, Ceramics, Warhol 24
Annette Hammer, Painting, Miro 14
Tim Peters, Ceramics, Picasso 31
Matthew Hatala, Wood, Picasso 22

AWARD OF HONOR
John Kellum, Ceramics, Picasso 9
Lynn Fisher, Ceramics, Turner 10
Kreg Yingst, Printmaking/Graphics, Picasso 38
Jack Pine, Glass, Darby 2
Jean Yao, Fiber/Leather, Renoir 3

AWARD OF MERIT
Kate Morgan, Mixed Media, Warhol 25
John Flemming, Fiber/Leather, Darby 13
Karen Libecap, Painting, O’Keeffe 2
Paige Whitcomb, Photography, Warhol 13
H.C. Porter, Mixed Media, Miro 8

JUDGES’ AWARD
Mark & Carol Reynolds, Sculpture, Picasso 18
Marek Majewski, Jewelry, Turner 11
Randal Spangler, Drawing, O’Keeffe 4
Linda Jones, Jewelry, Picasso 41
Julie Jerman-Melka, Jewelry, Rodin 18

 

2019 Poster Design Selected »

The 2019 Festival poster is based on a painting by Emily Woodson, an illustrator, graphic designer, and painter living in Pace, Florida. She has a BFA in Illustration Kansas City Art Institute. Emily is part of the marketing team at Levin Rinke Realty.

2019 Invited International Artist: Esmeraldo Abalde »

The 2019 Invited International Artist is Esmeraldo Abalde, an artist from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. His style is influenced by his experiences, culture and the world around him. He paints a variety of subjects from representational to abstract, to express his deeper appreciation of the beauty around him.

Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival ranked #9 by Sunshine Magazine »

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival ranked #9 in the Sunshine Artist magazine Best Art Shows list. Each year this Wisconsin-based magazine announces their 200 best art shows based on the categories of Fine Art & Design and Classic & Contemporary Crafts. This year, for the first time, Great Gulfcoast Arts Fest broke into the top ten in the Fine Art & Design category.

2019 Emerging Artists Announced  »

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, in partnership with Artel Gallery, announce the artists selected for the Emerging Artists grant program. Crystal King of Pensacola describes herself as a jewelry designer and beadwork artist primarily working in bead embroidery and bead weaving using glass seed beads, gemstones, and crystals.  Robert Uniacke, also of Pensacola, is a painter, whose work is inspired by local area animals such as sea turtles, crabs, fish, pelicans, and herons.  

2019 Emerging Artists Applications Open »

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…

2018 Artist Awards »

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.

GGAF International Artist Abigail Nnaji on WUWF »

WUWF's Sandra Averhart talks with Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival 2018 Invited International Artist Abigail Nnaji from Nigeria. 

2018 Poster Design Selected »

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. 

 

Images and logos are available on the Media Resorces page.