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2017 Winners Board

 

Sixteen artists were honored in six categories at the 2017 Suncoast Arts Fest on January 21, 2017.  The artwork was reviewed on-site by a team of three esteemed jurors: Elizabeth Indianos, an accomplished artist known for her large-scale public art installations; Gregory Jones, a seasoned festival participant with more than 100 Best of Show awards; and Suzanne Natzke, an award-winning watercolorist and instructor with the Pasco Fine Arts Council. Congratulations to all the 2017 winning artists!

 

BEST IN SHOW

  • Patrick Dragon – Ceramics/Clay – Lakeland, FL ($3,000)

2-D

  • First Place – Rolly Ray Reel – Mixed Media – Maitland, FL ($2,000)
  • Second Place – Mel Fleck – Printmaking – Taylorsville, KY ($1,000)
  • Third Place – Carol Napoli – Painting/Acrylic –  New Smyrna Beach, FL ($500)

3-D

  • First Place – Larry Allen – Ceramics/Clay – Leeds, AL ($2,000)
  • Second Place – Josh Price – Sculpture – Dunnellon, FL ($1,000)
  • Third Place – James Parziale – Wood – Land O’Lakes, FL ($500)

JEWELRY

  • First Place – Obayana Ajanaku – Decatur, GA ($2,000)
  • Second Place – Lisa Davin – Hollywood, FL ($1,000)
  • Third Place – Emre Tekeli – Tampa, FL ($500)

BEST BOOTH DESIGN

  • Noah Kirk – Ceramics/Clay – Dade City, FL ($500)

EMERGING ARTISTS

  • First Place – A. Herera, Land O’Lakes High School ($100)
  • Second Place – Summer Cole, Land O’Lakes High School (Ribbon)
  • Third Place – Malek Medlock, Sunlake High School (Ribbon)
  • Middle School Award – Neil Pachano – Charles S. Rushe Middle School (Ribbon)
  • Elementary School Award – Alissa Barnes – Connerton Elementary School (Ribbon)