Taubman Announces Winners of 59th Annual Sidewalk Art Show

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ROANOKE, Va. (June 3, 2017) -- The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 59th Annual Sidewalk Art Show award winners.

This year’s judge, Adam Justice, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C., selected the winners.

“Judging a show of this caliber and with this history is never easy, but always rewarding,” said Justice. “I like to think all museum curators appreciate the opportunity to get beyond the gallery walls to see and experience the true creative essence of a specific region and community -- I know I do. It has been a great experience to meet all of the artists and work with the Taubman staff to make some tough decisions as judge. Despite whether they received an award, all of these artists should be proud of their work. Likewise, this community should be proud to call this festival and the Taubman Museum of Art their own. Today, I got the distinct impression that is most certainly the case.”


Grand Home Furnishings Best in Show:
Z.L. Feng, Radford, Va. 

Second Prize:
James Barnes, Woolwine, Va.

Third Prize:
Charity Hall, Blacksburg, Va.

Memorial Awards:

Paul Ostaseski Memorial Award, sponsored by the family of Paul Ostaseski:
Susan Lockwood, Radford, Va.

Allen Ingles Palmer Memorial Watercolor Award, sponsored by the Palmer family:
Mary Vessey, Staunton, Va.

Merit Awards:

Drawing/Original Printmaking Award sponsored by LinDor Arts:
Brian Kuehn, Pisgah Forest, N.C.

Fine Craft Award sponsored by LinDor Arts:
Randie Felts, Clarksville, Va.

Mixed Media Award sponsored by LinDor Arts:
Julia Bollinger, Copper Hill, Va.

Painting Award sponsored by LinDor Arts:
Amelie Grooscors, Buena Vista, Va.

Photography Award sponsored by LinDor Arts:
Chris Coffey, Akron, Ohio

Sculpture Award sponsored by LinDor Arts:
Paula Brown-Steedly, Charlottesville, Va.

Mickie Kagey Watercolor Award sponsored by the friends and family of Mickie Kagey:
John Obolewicz, Powhatan, Va.

Art of Mobility Award sponsored by Ride Solutions:
“Browsing Around,” Parvin Pejman, Roanoke, Va.

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 and Third Thursday when the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Free daily general admission is sponsored in part by American Electric Power Foundation and Haley Toyota. For additional event, exhibition and programming information visit TaubmanMuseum.org or call 540.342.5760.


Image: Grand Home Furnishings Best in Show Award Winner Z.L. Feng, Radford, Va.

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