BEST OF SHOW
Bob Goodlett

with Amy Gerdhardt, President of Cedar Key Arts Center and Bev Ringenberg, Art Fest Coordinator.

BEST 2D
Debra Mixon-Holiday
BEST 3D
Jean Hao


Award of Excellence


Award of Distinction

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THE 2013 FESTIVAL FEATURED 14 ARTISTS DEMONSTRATIONS

Chris Flanagan Dana Shirley Henry Newbig Leeland Williams Ted Elder Witha Lacuestra Xiao-Xia Zhang-Minich

11 Valerie Thomas & Dana Shirley, Husband and wife team. Husband demonstrates the ancient art of reposese and chasing inspired by the sea. 92 Henry Neubig. Mud-Paintings using soil, water and egg yolk. Brushwork on watercolor paper.
24 Jeff Haynes. Wood Cut Prints 102 Cynthia Pagel. Hand-colored linocuts inspired by Florida's never ending beauty, history, sky and water.
33 Randy Deering. Tropical and nautical themes and scenes using acrylic paint and palate knife on canvas. 121 Chris Flanagan. Colored pencil drawings of wildlife and Old Florida architecture.
40 Debbie Lowe. Demonstration of how to incorporate found sea glass & driftwood into jewelry. 132 Ted Elder. Large stainless steel and copper sculptures hand-cut from original drawings. Color added by torch only. My goal is to make "swim off the wall" sculptures.
45 Carole Meier. Stoneware clay sculptured to depict modern themes using studio developed glazes and designs. 137 Kate Carney. Painterly - Passionate - Impressionist Oils
63 Leland Williams. Miniature oil pastels on sandpaper using self-taught technique and personal vision. 146 Witha Lacuestra. Vivid transparent watercolors on paper rendering realistic subjects and abstract interpretations.
91 Debra Mixon-Holliday. Original hand-pulled prints from copper etching plates. 149 Xiao-Xia Zhang-Minich. Hand stitched embroidery using colored thread and needle techniques.

2014 Judge - Alex Nyerges, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

We are honored to have Alex Nyerges, Director and CEO of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as our judge for the 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival. In addition to his duties at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts the past 8 years, Mr. Nyerges is currently serving as Chair of the Program Committee of the Association of Art Museum Directors.

After growing up in Rochester, NY, Mr. Nyerges received his undergraduate degree with a double major in anthropology and archeology, and subsequently a Masters Degree in Museum Studies at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He came to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from the Dayton Art Institute, where he was director and CEO. His prior museum directorships also include the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. He has juried and curated numerous Art Shows and we are privileged to have him as our judge for the 2014 show.

Judging will occur on Saturday and prizes in the following categories will be awarded at the Artists' Reception and Awards Ceremony Saturday evening in the Cedar Key Arts Center Sculpture Garden: Best of Show, Best 2D, Best 3D, 4 Sponsored Awards of Excellence (including the Cedar Key Arts Center Award for Creativity), and 12 Awards of Distinction.

 

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