Sixteen artists were honored in six categories at the 14th annual Suncoast Arts Fest on January 19-20, 2019.  The artwork was reviewed on-site by a team of three esteemed judges: Bill Darrah, Susan Maxon and Jack Hill. (Read their bios.)

Congratulations to all the 2019 winning artists!

 

BEST IN SHOW

  • Rolly Ray Reel – Mixed Media – Maitland, FL ($3,000)

2-D

  • First Place – Vladimir Pailodze – Oil Painting – Lake Zurich, IL ($2,000)
  • Second Place – Marjorie Bowers – Drawing – Lilburn, GA ($1,000)
  • Third Place – Collin Margerum – Drawing –  Winter Springs, FL ($500)

3-D

  • First Place – Larry Allen – Ceramics/Clay – Leeds, AL ($2,000)
  • Second Place – Kevin Knittel – Mixed Media – Wesley Chapel, FL ($1,000)
  • Third Place – Nick Toebass – Ceramics – St. Petersburg, FL ($500)

JEWELRY

  • First Place – Jon Lee – Lewis Center, OH ($2,000)
  • Second Place – Herb Brown – Tampa, FL ($1,000)
  • Third Place – Charles Bahringer – Clearwater, FL ($500)

BEST BOOTH DESIGN

  • Kevin Knittel – Mixed Media – Wesley Chapel, FL ($500)

EMERGING ARTISTS

  • High School First Place – Madison Wade – 12th Grade, Wiregrass Ranch High School ($100)
  • High School Second Place – Aaron Lopez (Ribbon)
  • High School Third Place – Haley Smolski (Ribbon)
  • Middle School Award – Reese Adkinson (Ribbon)
  • Elementary School Award – Madison Traurig (Ribbon)