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
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival. The decision to cancel the Festival is a tough one, but with COVID-19 cases on the rise, the health and safety of arts patrons, volunteers, artists, sponsors, vendors, and festival participants must be our top priority.
The winners of the 2020 GGAF Children's Poster Contest have been announced. Prizes will be awarded November 7, 2:00, at the Children's Stage in Bartram Park. The contest was open to Escambia and Santa Rosa county children ages 4 – 11. This year's theme is “Home Sweet Home.”
The Festival selected Lara Sophie Benjamin, a painter from Nicosia, Cyprus, as this year's Invited International Artist. However, due to the uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, we've decided to postpone Lara's visit until the 2021 festival. We hope to see her then.
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.
Images and logos are available on the Media Resorces page.