Prize Winners at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival

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Dale RayburnThe Coconut Grove Arts Festival has extreme competition among artists for a space in the popular event. The jury does a great job winnowing down the top applicants. The festival always has knock out work.

During the festival the jury visits every booth and chooses the best of the best for some nice cash awards and a reinvitation to the 2009 festival.

Double prizewinner in printing and painting Dale Rayburn charts with a customer.

My thanks to Katrina Gallegos, the Coconut Grove Festival’s Artist and Special Events Manager, for sending the following list:

BEST OF THE BEST WINNERS
BEST OF THE BEST
John Krieger – Watercolor

BEST BOOTH
Steven Potts – Wood

BEST POSTER DESIGN
Xavier Cortada – Painting

BOB RUBINSTEIN NEW & EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
April Davis – Painting

CLAYWORK
1st – Robert Hessler
2nd – Jan Bilek
3rd – Ed & Julie Risak

JEWELRY & METALWORK
1st – Fred Tate
2nd Birgit Kupke-Peyla
3rd – Kim Koch
Award of Merit – E. Douglas Wunder

DIGITAL ART
1st – Lin Christopher
2nd – Michael Braun
3rd – Joe Hoynik

MIXED MEDIA
1st – Gloria Gerber
2nd – Lauren Van Hemen
3rd – Ben Buonaiuto & Sage Billig
Award of Merit – Beverly Hayden

FIBER
1st – Starr Hagenbring
2nd – H. & N. Metzger
3rd – Kate Bishop

PAINTING
1st – Charles Gatewood
2nd – Bruce Peeso
3rd – Dale Rayburn

GLASS
1st – Kit Karbler
2nd – James Wilbat
3rd – Kurt & Lynda Carlson

PHOTOGRAPHY
1st – Michael Bryant
2nd – Jeff Ripple
3rd – Robin Renee Hix

WATERCOLOR
1st – Aletha Jones
2nd – Gillian Kemper
3rd – Keith Andry

PRINTMAKING & DRAWING
1st – Stephen Sebastian
2nd- Dale Rayburn
3rd – Mamie Joe
Award of Merit – James Skvarch

WOOD
1st – Galen Carpenter
2nd – Dick Codding
3rd – Piel & Braunschweiger

SCULPTURE
1st – John Whipple
2nd – Thomas Wargin
3rd – Bruce Niemi
Award of Merit – Elis Gudmann & Kirk Slaughter

Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Association Purchase Award
Lisa Kristine – Photography
Larry Fox – Sculpture

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One Response to “Prize Winners at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival”

  1. Julie Taylor Says:

    I am looking for this fabulous goldsmith, Giffen Douglas….? I just came back from the Sunfest -WPB, and met another goldsmith whose work was similar, but not close…he said he new of Giffen and he was at this show…anyway to contact him? I saw his work almost 3 years ago at Cocoa Beach, and could kick my self for not buying this ring…I would love to contact him & find out what show he will be at next, or contact him about making me something or seeing what he has.
    Please help me…
    Sincerely,
    Julie Taylor
    jultay3@gmail.com
    321-693-4888

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