A beautiful fall day greeted artists and festival goers as well, for A Renaissance in Roanoke, October 9th. Main Street was decorated with fall flowers, pumpkins and artist booths. The juried fine art drew a crowd of shoppers and Plein Air painters worked at their easels .
The Collegiate exhibit is in the Board room of Joseph Decuis and will remain on display until the end of October. It may be viewed during hours the restaurant is open for business. Winners of the Collegiate competition are; Jason Chronister, Saint Francis University first place, Holly Hardin Clabaugh, Saint Francis Univerity, second place, Nicole Murphy, IPFW third place and Tanner Wilson, Saint Francis University People’s Choice award.
The Plein Air painters returned to the entertainment stage where Chartles Shepard, Director of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art judged their work. Wyatt Legrand won first place, Angela Gelasi, second place and Ken Hopper, third place.
In the Artists’ Marketplace Charles Shepard also awarded best in show ribbons in each category of work: Painting, Vicki Junk-Wright; Photography, Suzanne Rogers; Ceramics, Linn Bartling; Mixed Media, Claire Wiedman; Wood carving, Larry Wiedman; Woodworking, David Mann; Fabric Design, Linda Zimmerman; Metal Sculpture, Greg Summers; Jewelry, Jane Seely; Stone Carving, Sarah Savage; and Glass, Kathy Watson. Shoppers chose Dan Gagen to receive the People’s Choice Award.
A new event this year was a high school art competition. A $1000 scholarship was awarded to Bailey Brigman of Homestead High School who will pursue art as a college freshman next year.
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