2021 Artist Awards

Posted November 05, 2021

Aaron Hequembourg, Mixed Media, Renoir 2

Michelle McDowell Smith, Mixed Media, Lewis 7
Reiko Uchytil, Ceramics, Picasso 4
Athlone Clarke, Mixed Media, Miro 1
Kerry Leasure, Jewelry, Warhol 9
Colleen Williams, Ceramics, Miro 3

Don McWhorter, Ceramics, Picasso 29
Leif Johansen, Mixed Media, Rockwell 9
Sarah Collier, Mixed Media, Miro 8
Rosario Garcia, Jewelry, Warhol 28
Steve Edgar, Fiber/Leather, Picasso 10

Kreg Yingst, Drawing/Printmaking, Picasso 7
Joan Gaspar Hart, Ceramics, Degas 5
Thomas Mann, Jewelry, Degas 6
Melissa Dominiak, Painting, Picasso 13
Andy Costine, Wood, Warhol 2

Lou Courtney, Ceramics, Turner 1
LJ Eidolon, Graphics/Computer Graphics, Degas 9
Matthew Hatala, Wood, Picasso 17
Jessica Ladd, Painting, Picasso 42
Debo Groover, Mixed Media, Turner 2

C.W. Banfield, Photography, Dali 13-14
Christina Smith, Drawing/Printmaking, Rodin 18
Lisa Tantillo, Ceramics, Turner 13
Henry Levine, Glass, O’Keeffe 7
Amanda Bennett, Mixed Media, Miro 16


2023 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. One artist will be chosen to participate in this year’s festival. GGAF will waive fees for the chosen artist and will provide a mentor to help guide them through the process. Details…

2023 Art Show Applications Now Open »

Art show artist applications are open now. The deadline is May 31. Cash prizes totaling $25,000 will be awarded.

Applications are online now. Apply through

Mick Whitcomb wins 2022 Best of Show »

Mick Whitcomb wins 2022 Best of Show. See the complete list of Art Show winners.

Lara Sophie Benjamin Interview »

WUWF's Sandra Averhart interviews Lara Sophie Benjamin, the 2022 GGAF Invited International Artist.

Free Concert: Bela Fleck My Bluegrass Heart »

Join us November 5th, 2022 for Bela Fleck My Bluegrass Heart! This free concert is presented by the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival to celebrate its 50th year and Foo Foo Fest. Hunter Amphitheater in Pensacola’s Maritime Park.

Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival ranked #9 by Sunshine Artist Magazine »

Sunshine Artist magazine has announced the release of its annual 200 Best. The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is ranked #9 in Fine Art and Design Festivals. Artists were able to cast their votes from February through April for the 200 Best shows list. They could list up to 10 shows they attended in 2021.

2021 GGAF Student Art Show Winners »

Angel Dungca won best in show for the High School category. See the complete list of winners.

2021 Artist Awards »

Best of Show goes to Aaron Hequembourg for his Mixed Media works. Find his booth at Renoir 2. See the complete list of award winners…


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