Central Florida made a great showing at this weekend’s Festival of the Masters, with many local artists picking up awards. Among them, Tony Savoie of Orlando, who won the overall Best in Show award, for his collage titled “Palooka.”
Alison Thomas of Deltona placed first in the digital-art category, and David Figueroa of Sanford was tops in the sculpture category.
Other Central Floridians who were honored included Vadim Malkin of Maitland, in the clay category, and Carol Elder-Napoli of New Smyrna Beach for painting.
Peggy Miller of Melbourne Beach and Deborah Barnes of Mount Dora both won awards for their jewelry.
The Festival of the Masters is a free event at Walt Disney’s World’s Downtown Disney shopping and dining complex, off I-4 in Lake Buena Vista. The Festival concludes Sunday. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Click here to see a full list of winners. Here is just a few.
1: Shadow May, Chattanooga, Tenn., “Waterfall.”
2. Vadim Malkin, Maitland, “Tea Dutchess.”
3: Rob Wiedmaier, Platte City, Mo., “Floor Vase.”
Awards of Merit: Timothy Sullivan of Marietta, Ga., “Large Covered Jar”; and Larry East of Decatur, Ga., “Boll of Cotton.”
1: Alison Thomas, Deltona, “River Journey.”
2: Robert Heier, Brambleton, Va., “Laconic.”
3: Michael Brown, Antioch, Ill., “Linoen Allee.”
Drawing, Printmaking & Graphics
1: Greg Barnes, Charlotte, N.C., “Evening Color.”
2: Marina Terauds, North Branch, Mich., “Book of Birds.”
3: Gillian Kemper, Oklahoma City, “Borman I.”
Award of Merit: Michael Bond pf River Falls, Wisc., “Solitude.”
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