Atlantic Center for the Arts Announces 2015 IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts Award Winners
The work of 250 artists from 28 states and Canada was presented at the 39th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts over the weekend. A juried fine art festival known as one of the top shows in the Southeast, IMAGES, presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts, drew a huge crowd of over 45,000 in New Smyrna Beach.
“As an art and design historian I’m particularly interested in art processes and the way artists use materials,” said Judge Lindsy Parrott. “It was wonderful to see so many different mediums represented at the show and the creative and clever ways they are being used.”
Judge Bruce Rodgers said, “the extraordinary consistency of quality made the judging all the more difficult. Congratulations to ACA and the community for pulling off such a successful show.”
IMAGES is supported by the County of Volusia, City of New Smyrna Beach, New Smyrna Beach Resort Area, Brighthouse Networks, Advanced Air and Heat, Boston Whaler, Riverview Hotel and Spa, Mullinax Ford, Bert Fish Medical Center, Florida Hospital, Daytona Beach News-Journal, New Smyrna Beach Brewery, 90.7 WMFE – Public Radio, Florida Homebuilders Association, and Publix Supermarket Charities.
Atlantic Center for the Arts Co-Executive Director Nancy Lowden Norman said, “IMAGES is an extremely competitive Festival to be juried into, and this year’s artists reflected such high quality work. Community support for the Festival is incredible, from our sponsors to our Patrons Program. This year, we had over 240 Patrons pre-commit to spending money on art at the Festival. We’re proud to be part of a community that values and supports the arts.”
IMAGES Chair Laura Beckwith announced the 2015 IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts award winners:
Lori Jenkins / Painting / Melbourne, FL / www.loripittenjenkins.com / Booth 37
Ronald and Leigh Linton / Jewelry / Hotsprings, AZ / Booth 259
Fred Tate / Jewelry / Austin, TX / fredandjanistatedesigns.com / Booth 227