Atlantic Center for the Arts Announces 2020 IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts Award Winners

The work of 247 artists from 32 states and Canada was presented at the 44th Annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts over the weekend. A juried fine art festival, IMAGES, presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts, drew a huge crowd  in New Smyrna Beach.

“IMAGES was ranked in the Top 100 Fine Art Festivals in the Nation by Sunshine Artist magazine in 2018 and 2019, a designation we are proud to receive,” said Atlantic Center for the Arts Executive Director Nancy Lowden Norman.  “It is reflective of the quality of artists selected for the Festival, as well as the commitment from our Patrons and Sponsors. We’re proud to be part of a community that values and supports the arts.”

IMAGES is supported by the Artists’ Workshop, Boston Whaler, City of New Smyrna Beach, County Of Volusia, Daytona Beverages, EAPromos Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, Gage Publishing, Gulf Atlantic Vehicles, LeafFilter, New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company, Mullinax Ford, NSB Homes, Ocean Eleven Suites, Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille, Riverwalk Condominiums, State of Florida, The Daytona Beach News Journal, The Hub on Canal, The Local Peral and Yellow Dog Eats.  In addition, we continue to see unprecedented support from our Patrons who are committed to spending thousands of dollars on artwork at the Festival.

“I found the work to be inventive, original and unique in one of the most diverse outdoor exhibitions I’ve encountered,” said Judge Kathy Gibson. “What a supportive community and talented group of artists and volunteers.”

“As usual, the events sponsored by Atlantic Center for the Arts, IMAGES and involving the New Smyrna Beach community lived up to its reputation for high quality,” said Judge Que Throm. “The artists from across the country provided a mélange of varied media and processes and were eager to engage and explain their motivation for the works in their booths. Kudos to all who participated.”

IMAGES Chair Denise Crutchfield announced the 2020 IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts award winners:

  • ACA VOLUNTEER LEAGUE BEST OF SHOW AWARD ($6,000)

William Kidd / Ceramics / Miramar, FL / Booth 105

  • GEORGE AND JUNE MUSSON AWARD ($3,500)

Tony Eitharong / Mixed Media / DeLand, FL / Booth 91

  • BUDDY DAVENPORT, STATE FARM AGENT AWARD ($2,500)

David David Figueroa / Mixed Media / Sanford, FL / Booth 179

  • JIM AND KIM MCNAMARA AWARD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY ($2,000)

Lorri Honeycutt / Photography / Austin, TX / Booth 94

  • AWARD OF DISTINCTION (4) $800

Leeann Kroelsch / Fiber / Tampa, FL / Booth 10

Patricia Karnes / Jewelry / Winter Park, FL / Booth 26

Lynn Fisher / Ceramics / Belaire, MI / Booth 138

Erh Ping Tsai / Fine Crafts / Locust Valley, NY / Booth 127

  • AWARD OF COMMENDATION (6) $600

Ken Jensen / Ceramics / St. Augustine, FL / Booth 181

Luis Enrique Gutierrez / Ceramics / Wake Forest, NC / Booth 169

Margaret Baker / Painting / Winter Springs, FL / Booth 95

Christian Nevin / Jewelry / Orlando, FL / Booth 155

Vicki Jones / Drawing/Graphics / Belle Isle, FL / Booth 18

Wayne Gao and Michelle Chang / Fine Crafts / Rowland Heights, CA / Booth 165

  • JUDGES’ CHOICE (5) $400

Maria Cano / Jewelry / Lake Worth, FL / Booth 36

Marilyn Vaillancourt / Jewelry / Weeki Wachee, FL / Booth 9

Dean DiMarzo / Painting / Naples, FL / Booth 40

Sean Parrish / Mixed Media / Dunedin, FL / Booth 114

Michael Vagner and Nurit Asher / Jewelry / Eugene, OR / Booth 92

  • AWARD OF MERIT (12) $350

Lisa Cimino / Jewelry / Baltimore, FL / Booth 117

Colleen Williams / Ceramics / Chattanooga, TN / Booth 101

Elizabeth Borowsky / Ceramics / Andrews, SC / Booth 107

Robin Renee Hix / Photography / Wimberly, TX / Booth 132

Susan Currier / Drawing/Graphics / Sebastian, FL / Booth 168

Michael Paul Cole / Photography / Hannibal, MO / Booth 215

Orga Mihaylova / Jewelry / Pittsburg, PA / Booth 34

Karen and Jess Libecap / Painting / Hoover, AL / Booth 63

Sandy Lent / Glass / St. Simons Island, GA / Booth 109

Crystal Romanyszyn / Mixed Media / Seneca, SC / Booth 205

Julie Berndt / Ceramics / Dawson, MN / Booth 212

Greg and Jennie Lathrop / Ceramics / Durby, KS / Booth 152 & 153

  • AWARD OF HONOR (6) $300

Danny O’Driscoll / Painting / Batesburg, SC / Booth 27

Steve Edgar / Leather / Tallahassee, FL / Booth 204

Vladimar Pailodze / Painting / Lake Zurich, IL / Booth 31

Iizuka Noriko / Fiber / Allentown, PA / Booth 38

Reiko Uchylil / Ceramics / Grimes, IA / Booth 149

Laurel and Michael Davern / Jewelry / Lancaster, NY / Booth 220