June 02, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Sidewalk Art Show Award Winners!

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David Blanchard 2018 SAS Best in Show Award Winner ThumbROANOKE, 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!"

Awards:

Grand Home Furnishings Best in Show:
David Blanchard, Monterey, Va.
Blanchard’s media on view at the show is painting.

Second Prize:
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.

Merit Awards:

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.

Other Awards:

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.

For additional information, visit TaubmanMuseum.org/SidewalkArtShow or call 540.342.5760.

Media inquiries may be directed to Sunny Nelson with the Taubman Museum of Art at 919.452.9689 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Taubman Museum of Art

The Taubman Museum of Art is an American art museum located in the heart of downtown Roanoke, Va. Designed by noted architect Randall Stout and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Taubman Museum of Art is home to a highly respected permanent collection and offers 15-20 annual exhibitions showcasing work by global, national and regional artists. Museum hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Additional hours include every First Friday when the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Free daily general admission is sponsored in part by Appalachian Power and Haley Toyota. For additional information, visit TaubmanMuseum.org or call 540.342.5760.

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