Artists Selected for 2016 Festival’s Top Prizes

Sep 23, 2016

Seventy-two juried artists were eligible for consideration by the jurors for the Festival’s top prizes. The Jurors include: Amanda Lee, Jennifer Marks, and Bruno Cassiano. After extensive preliminary  review of the artists’ visual images during the summer months, the jurors again reviewed the participating artists on Saturday, September 18th 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: Guangshen (Jerry) Wang of Lakewood (Watercolor Paintings)

Second Place: Jayne Akison of Columbus (Mixed Media)

Third Place: Kristin Ellis of Galion (Fine Jewelry)


Jurors’ Selection for Excellence: 

April Couch of Akron (Mixed Media/Wood)

Cathleen Mazur of Valley View (Glass)

Tom Cole of Cleveland/Tremont (Fine Jewelry)

Mike Nolan of North Olmsted (Metal Sculpture)

Many thanks to our jurors, Amanda, Jennifer and Bruno! And congratulations and best wishes to our Juried Artists for their Artistic Excellence!

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