Sep 24, 2015
Sixty-seven juried artists were eligible for consideration by the jurors for the Festival’s top prizes. The Jurors include: Amanda Lee, Steve Mastroianni, and Rob Hartshorn. After extensive preliminary review of the artists’ visual images during the summer months, the jurors again reviewed the participating artists on Saturday, September 19th on the basis of objects presented for sale. The jurors’ criteria included: artistic excellence, uniqueness of vision and imagination, and diversity of media.
The jurors selected:
First Place: Deborah Woolfork of Solon (Fine Jewelry)
Second Place: Tom Jackson of Stow (Oil Paintings
Third Place: Jennifer Couch of Akron (Fiber)
Jurors’ Selection for Excellence:
Guangsen Wang of Lakewood (Watercolor Paintings)
Jim Lanza of Cleveland (Wood/Photography on Wood)
Jessica Kayse of Cleveland (Fine Jewelry)
April Couch of Akron (Mixed Media/Wood)
Many thanks to our jurors, Amanda, Steve, and Rob! And congratulations and best wishes to our Juried Artists for their Artistic Excellence!