2018 Asheville Fine Art Show winners

Press release from Asheville Fine Art Show: 

HotWorks.org 3rd Asheville Fine Art Show took place this past weekend in downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park. Approximately 120 fine art and fine craft artists participated in the show from 24 different states – all art was original and personally handmade by the artist who was present at the show. Juried by art professionals, There were 17 professional artist awards. Mamie Fain was the Artist Judge; criteria was based on originality, technique/execution and booth appearance.

17 Professional Artist Award Winners:

Two $500 Best of Show
Luis Enrique Gutierrez, Clay, Wake Forest, NC
David Russell, Glass, Camden, SC

Five $100 Awards of Excellence
Courtney DeYoung, Jewelry, Columbus, OH
Nate & Tremaine Favors, Wood, Bakersville, NC
John Wayne Jackson, Mixed Media, Black Mountain, NC
Kenneth Kudulis, Digital, Chattanooga, TN
Christine Peloquin, Mixed Media, Eustis, FL

Ten Awards of Distinction:
Eric Anderson, Clay, Markesan, WI
Debra Bryant, Fiber, Cashiers, NC
Nihal Kececi, Painting, Washington DC
Andrew Lonon, Sculpture, Durham, NC
Corey McNab, Jewelry, Asheville, NC
Steve Miller, Wood, Black Mountain, NC
Tomas Savrda, Mixed Media, Kent, CT
Russ Schmidt, Wood, Palm Bay, FL
Annie Simcoe, Mixed Media, Deep Creek Lake, MD
Marie Wright, Clay, Pittsboro, NC

As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, a Youth Art Competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13 was integrated within the art show. There was $250 in Youth Art Awards as students were exposed to the rules and entrepreneurship of doing art shows for a living.

Mary Ann Athens of Evergreen Community Charter School emailed to her art students, “Congratulations to Jackson, Mia, Kylie and Aimee for having art entered in the Hot Works Asheville Fine Art Show! Your art will be displayed in the Youth Art area within a larger Professional Art Show in downtown Asheville. They only select a few “winners,” but you all were chosen out of 450 artists here at Evergreen to have work framed and displayed – and you can keep your frame after the show. And how cool to have your art framed and on display in a real art show!   Yay!  Mary Ann“

Youth Art Award Winners:

One $100 Best of Youth Art
Kylie Gaitonde, Mixed Media, Age 13, Evergreen Community Charter School

Three $50 Youth Art Awards of Excellence:
Aimee Diefenbach, Pastel, Age 13, Evergreen Community Charter School
Mason McNabb, Painting, Age 8, Weaverville Elementary
Lavender Mullican, Painting, Age 13, Franklin School of Innovation

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