Mixed-media artists do well at Art Harvest
Mixed-media artist Unmarid Eitharong of Orlando won Best of Show honors and the accompanying $6,000 prize over the weekend at the 47th annual Art Harvest.
The prize was sponsored by Publix Supermarkets Charities.
Mixed-media artist David McKirdy of Tampa won the Award of Distinction, which carried a $2,200 award sponsored by the St. Petersburg Times.
Other prize winners:
Patron's Award (sponsor: Art Harvest), $1,500, William Kwamena-Poh, watercolor.
Award of Excellence (sponsor: T. Rowe Price), $1,000, Fong Choo, ceramics; Susan Gott, glass; Marilyn Vaillancourt, jewelry; Vince Pompei, metal; Carolina Cleere, mixed media; Nancy Cervenka, sculpture; John Mascoll, wood, Dave Bruner, graphics; Judith Wood, mixed media; Rolly Ray Reel, mixed media.
Award of Merit (sponsor: Aegon), $600, Katherine Mathisen, ceramics; Brett Miley, digital; Shekina Rudoy, fibers; Robert Eickholt, glass; Jeff Eckert, graphics; Pam Fox, jewelry; Frank Strunk, metal; Catherine Bergmann, mixed media; John Thursby, oil/acrylic; Marius Moore, photography; David Figueroa, sculpture; W. Scott Wilson, watercolor; Brian Sykes, wood.