Taubman Announces Winners of 59th Annual Sidewalk Art Show

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.

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