Mayfaire by-the-Lake Fine Art Festival Winners Annouced

‘The Future’ by Alex Lanier/2023. Mayfaire by-the-Lake Art Festival featured artwork/via the Polk Museum of Art.

The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College has announced the artists who are award winners at the 2023 Citizens Bank & Trust Mayfaire by-the-Lake fine art festival.

The winners, their hometowns, media category, and booth location at the show are as follows, according to a news release from the museum:

Best of Show ($5,000)

  • Nathan Miller; Covington, Georgia; Painting – Oil & Acrylic; Booth #13

Awards of Excellence ($2,000 each)

  • Nicola Barsaleau; LaCrosse, Florida; Drawing & Graphics; Booth #22
  • Valerie Walchek; Ocoee, Florida; Clay; Booth #123

Awards of Distinction ($1,000 each)

  • Dominice Gilbert; St. Petersburg, Florida; Sculpture, Booth #80
  • Blair Petersen Updike; Lake Wales, Florida; Painting – Oil & Acrylic; Booth #84
  • Alex Lanier; Tallahassee, Florida; Digital; Booth #50
  • Jacqui Aguilar; Cape Coral, Florida; Jewelry; Booth #17

Merit Awards ($500 each)

  • Cheri Kudja Rhodig; Lakeland, Florida; Sculpture; Booth #51
  • Glenn Woods; Palm Harbor, Florida; Clay; Booth #70
  • Zhiyong Ye; Leesburg, Florida; Fiber; Booth #86
  • Susan Currier; Sebastian, Florida; Drawing & Graphics; Booth #106
  • Caitlin Albritton; Tampa, Florida; Jewelry; Booth #127
  • Mike Duflo; Vero Beach, Florida; Wood; Booth #71

Honorable Mention Awards ($200 each)

  • Marcia Morse Mullins; Lakeland, Florida; Fiber; Booth #85
  • George Rhodes; Plantation, Florida; Photography; Booth #154
  • Wendy Foreman; Ormond Beach, Florida; Jewelry; Booth #61
  • Vicki Cooley; Sarasota, Florida; Painting – Oil & Acrylic; Booth #138
  • Andrew Dorset; Valrico, Florida; Painting – Oil & Acrylic; Booth #176

About the Museum

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