Congratulations to the 2018 Sidewalk Art Show Award Winners!
ROANOKE, Va. (June 2, 2018) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 60th Annual Sidewalk Art Show award winners.
This year’s guest juror, Stefanie Fedor, executive director of the Visual Arts Center in Richmond, selected the winners.
“I was impressed and excited by the diversity of media in the show,” said Fedor. “I feel like there is something for everyone to enjoy and hopefully take home!”
Grand Home Furnishings Best in Show
David Blanchard, Monterey, Va.
Blanchard’s media on view at the show is painting.
Caitie Sellers, Richmond, Va.
Sellers’ media on view at the show is fine craft.
Third Prize, sponsored by La De Da
Mike Sorge, Middlebrook, Va.
Sorge’s media on view at the show is fine craft.
Drawing/Original Printmaking Award sponsored by LinDor Arts
Brian Kuehn, Pisgah Forest, N.C.
Fine Craft Award sponsored by LinDor Arts
Jewel Tumas, Bedford, Va.
Mixed Media Award sponsored by LinDor Arts
Lisa Norris, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Painting Award sponsored by LinDor Arts
Leah Thompson, Roanoke, Va.
Photography Award sponsored by LinDor Arts
Greg Davis, Austin, Texas
Sculpture Award sponsored by LinDor Arts
John Shuptrine, Lynchburg, Va.
Mickie Kagey Watercolor Award sponsored by the friends and family of Mickie Kagey
Fay Steele, Franklin, W.V.
Paul Ostaseski Memorial Award sponsored by the family of Paul Ostaseski
Edgar Reims, Harpswell, Maine
Reims’ media on view at the show is painting.
Allen Ingles Palmer Memorial Watercolor Award sponsored by the Palmer family
Robin Poteet, Salem, Va.
The Art of Mobility Award sponsored by RIDE Solutions
“Best of Friends Riding a Bike on the Beach” by Linda Gourley, Dry Fork, Va.
Gourley’s media on view at the show is drawing/original printmaking.
HomeTown Choice Award sponsored by HomeTown Bank
Courtney Cronin, Roanoke, Va.
Cronin’s media on view at the show is painting.
The 60th Annual Sidewalk Art Show is presented by HomeTown Bank, with additional generous support provided by Blue Ridge Beverage, 101.5/102.5 The Mountain, Grand Home Furnishings, LinDor Arts, Bella Magazine, La De Da, HAWK Advisors, Brown & Brown Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Cobb Technologies, Rockydale Quarries, and RIDE Solutions.
“HomeTown Bank is excited to be sponsoring the Taubman Museum’s 60th Annual Sidewalk Art Show,” said Carolyn Kiser, vice president and director of marketing for HomeTown Bank. “We love seeing the streets of downtown Roanoke filled with such diverse talent, and we are proud to support the artists, the Taubman Museum of Art, and a favorite summer event in our community.”
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.