Sidewalk Art Show

Alison Byrne congratulating Phillip Nolley

Taubman Museum of Art announced award winners of the 57thAnnual Sidewalk Art Show on May 30, 2015. 


This year's judge, Alison Byrne, director of exhibitions and education at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, selected the winners.



  • Best in Show (sponsored by Grand Home Furnishings): Phillip Nolley, Fine Craft, Staunton, VA
  • 2nd Place: Scott "Toobz" Noel, Painting, Roanoke, VA
  • 3rd Place: Sarah Bean, Mixed Media, Radford, VA 
Phillip Nolley, Fine Craft, Staunton, VA


Memorial Awards:

  • Allen Ingles Palmer Memorial Award (sponsored by the Palmer family): Robin Poteet, Watercolor, Salem, Virginia
  • Paul Ostaseski Memorial Award (sponsored by the Ostaseski family): Phillip Nolley, Fine Craft, Staunton, Virginia

Merit Awards:

  • Drawing/Original Printmaking: Ed Bordett, Fincastle, VA
  • Fine Craft: Jason McLeod, Charlottesville, VA
  • Mixed Media: Susan Egbert, Salem, VA
  • Photography: S. William Bishop, Lynchburg, VA
  • Painting (sponsored by La De Da): Chris Bruno, Lexington, VA
  • Sculpture (sponsored by LinDor Arts): Brian Sykes, Charlotte, NC
  • Mickie Kagey Watercolor Award (sponsored by the friends & family of Mickie Kagey): Virginia Fergus, Atlanta, GA
  • Art of Mobility Award (sponsored by RIDE Solutions): Chris Bruno, Lexington, VA

About the Sidewalk Art Show

Returning for its 57th year, the Sidewalk Art Show is one of southwest Virginia's most anticipated summer traditions.  The show infuses downtown Roanoke with energy, excitement and creativity. This annual event- which occurs the weekend after Memorial Day- is a premier destination for fine art shopping that offers visitors the opportunity to meet and talk with exhibiting artists. All of the works exhibited are for sale, including original paintings, prints, watercolors, etchings, mixed media, fine art photographs, fine crafts and sculpture.  


140 outstanding artists, many well-known and others recently discovered, show and sell the highest quality of fine art and craft. The 2015 Sidewalk Art Show featured artists from as far away as San Francisco, California and Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with a strong representation of local and regional artists. 


The 2015 show includes a first-time opportunity for the award winners a chance to display a piece of their work in the Taubman Museum of Art's community art space for the month of June. 


This year's show also included live music by the CC Coates Band, a local father and sons blues band, on the Norah's Cafe patio on Saturday.


Additional photos from the event may be seen on flickr »


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