Congratulations to the Winners of the 64th Annual Sidewalk Art Show

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ROANOKE, Va. (June 4, 2022) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 64th Annual Sidewalk Art Show award winners.Three people standing in front of painting, the one in the middle holding a blue ribbon

This year’s guest juror, Corwyn Garman, principal at Experience Art and Exhibitions, and the former director of exhibitions and artist initiatives at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, selected the winners.

“Happiness was the overriding theme of this event,” said Garman. “Both that people were happy to be here, but also the intent of the artists’ work was to make others happy.”

Awards:
Grand Home Furnishings Best in Show:
Nickolai Walko, Richmond, Va.
Walko’s media on view at the show is mixed media.

Second Prize:
Blake Gore, Christiansburg, Va.
Gore’s media on view at the show is drawing.

Third Prize:
John Shoemaker, Asheboro, N.C.
Shoemaker’s media on view at the show is fine craft.

Merit Awards:
Drawing/Original Printmaking Award sponsored by LinDor Arts:
Brook Ludy, Roanoke, Va.

Fine Craft and Jewelry Award sponsored by LinDor Arts:
Marlee Kauffman, Roanoke, Va.

Mixed Media Award sponsored by LinDor Arts:
Shelly LaTreill, Bedford, Va.

Painting Award sponsored by LinDor Arts:
David Blanchard, Monterey, Va.

Photography Award sponsored by LinDor Arts:
Phillip Barrett, Jr., Roanoke, Va.

Other Awards:
J. Gail Geer Sculpture Award sponsored by the family and friends of J. Gail Geer:
Cathy Vaughn, Richmond, Va.

Allen Ingles Palmer Award sponsored by the Palmer family:
Leah Thompson, Roanoke, Va.
Thompson’s media on view at the show is painting.

Mickie Kagey Watercolor Award sponsored by the friends and family of Mickie Kagey:
Z.L. Feng, Radford, Va.

Paul Ostaseski Memorial Award sponsored by the family of Paul Ostaseski:
Veronica Vale, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Vale's media on view at the show is painting.

The 64th Annual Sidewalk Art Show is generously sponsored by Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc., Grand Home Furnishings and LinDor Arts.

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 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.

The show continues tomorrow, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public.

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

Designed by noted architect Randall Stout and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va., is home to a widely respected permanent collection and offers rotating exhibitions showcasing work by global, national and regional artists. In recognition of the Museum’s dedicated community engagement and outreach efforts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services named the Taubman as a finalist for the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, and the Virginia Association of Museums awarded the Taubman with their 2022 Innovation Award. Committed to accessibility and inclusivity, the Taubman Museum of Art offers free general admission sponsored in part by Appalachian Power Foundation.

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