Posted November 02, 2019
BEST OF SHOW
Don McWhorter, Ceramics, Picasso 29
AWARD OF DISTINCTION
Paula McKinney, Fiber/Leather, Turner 19
Caleb Barnaby, Jewelry, Degas 6
Christina Smith, Drawing, Rodin 18
Russell Grace, Photography, Picasso 30
Robin Kittleson, Glass, Rodin 4
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Don & Serena David, Jewelry, O’Keeffe 5
Brooks Barrow, Sculpture, Turner 12
James Offeman, Drawing, Turner 18
Mike Brown, Painting, Rodin 20
Teresa Merriman, Mixed Media, Turner 7
AWARD OF HONOR
Melissa Dominiak, Painting, Picasso 10
Aaron Lynn, Drawing, Epstein 1
Michael Bond, Printmaking/Graphics, Warhol 6
Matthew Hatala, Wood, Picasso 17
Tim Peters, Ceramics, Picasso 18
AWARD OF MERIT
Linda McAdams, Printmaking/Graphics, Rockwell 4
Athlone Clarke, Mixed Media, Miro 14
Annette Hammer, Painting, Darby 1
Julie Jerman-Melka, Jewelry, Picasso 42
William Ortman, Glass, Miro 11
Jessica Ladd, Painting, Picasso 40
Jeri Vitello, Fiber/Leather, Epstein 5
Charles Gatewood, Painting, Picasso 20
Aaron Hequembourg, Mixed Media, Renoir 3
Craig Roderick, Photography, Rockwell 7
Best of Show goes to Don McWhorter, Ceramics. Find his booth at Picasso 29. See the complete list of award winners…
Sandra Averhart talks to the 2019 Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival Invited International Artist Esmeraldo Abalde from the Philippines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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