2022 Plein Air Competition Winners

Thank you to all the artists who braved the early morning cold and participated at our Plein Air Paintout Competition! Our judge was Abbey Leon with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. With so many great paintings, picking winners was no easy task. Congratulations again to our winners this year!

1st Place
Jennifer Ramono

2nd Place
Daniel Driggs

3rd Place
Tammy Hyndman

2022 Best in Show & Best in Category Winners

This year’s A Renaissance in Roanoke Best of Show and Best of Category winners are as follows. Our judge this year was Abbey Leon with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

2022 Best of Show
Daniel Driggs, Driggs Fine Art

Daniel Driggs

2022 Best in Category Painting & Drawing
Jill Bontrager, Watercolors by Jill Bontrager

Jill Bontrager

2022 Best in Category Photography & Print
Deb Potis, Deb Potis Photography

Deb Potis

2022 Best in Category Wearable Art
Megan Burton, K1nd Goods

Megan Burton

2022 Best in Category Ceramics and Pottery
Joseph Pelka, Pelka Clay Art

Joseph Pelka

2022 Best in Category Leather | Glass | Metal | Wood
Fred & Rhonda Inman, “I” Wood Artist

Fred & Rhonda Inman

2022 Renaissance Workshops

We are excited to announce several workshops during the week of A Renaissance in Roanoke this year. The Roanoke Arts Council in conjunction with several Roanoke businesses have put together the following workshops:

Beginning Watercolor class with Kathy Watson
Friday October 7th, 4-6PM $35
Contact Kathy at or stop by Katharos in Roanoke
Wednesday – Saturday, 11AM – 5PM on 159 N. Main St. for more details or to sign up.

Fused Glass Suncatcher class with Kathy Watson
Wednesday October 5th, 5-6PM $25
Contact Kathy at or stop by Katharos in Roanoke
Wednesday – Saturday, 11AM – 5PM on 159 N. Main St. for more details or to sign up.

Build a Snowman with local artist Lorrie!
Saturday October 8th, 11AM-1PM at Saving Grace Vintage $55
Hand-building with clay is as simple as using your hands to form an object. It encompasses 3 main techniques and forming methods: pinching, coiling and slap building. Once you master these you can make just about anything out of clay!

Saving Grace Vintage located on 212 N Main Street. Call 260.519.5230 today – space is limited!

Glass Art Workshop
Thursday, October 6th, 6-8PM at Lynnlee’s Flower & Design $25
Make either a plant stake or small sun catcher out of broken glass in this popular workshop led by owner Gail Miller. Cost includes all supplies and instruction.

Lynnlee’s Flower & Design located 375 North Main Street Studio B in Roanoke. Call 260.443.9848 for your reservation. Space is limited.

“An introduction to subtractive sculpture; getting rid of what you don’t need” Workshop
Tuesday, October 4, 2022; 6-7:30PM at Eden Park 1886 Studio $15
Ages 12 and up. Workshop requires a minimum of 5 (cutoff date is Monday, October 3rd at noon).
Cost includes materials (ivory soap) and tools, and instruction by Larry (Doc) A Wiedman PhD, a self-taught wood carver since 1980; member of the Roanoke Arts Council, and attending artist of many years.

This is a beginning sculpture workshop where you will learn hands-on techniques of subtractive sculpture carving with ivory soap by one of the best around! This is a fun introduction into the world of 3D art for ages 12 and up.

Eden Park 1886 Studio is located at 212 N Main Street, Suite 1A in Roanoke (north entrance of building). Please call Curtis Smith at 425.830.5537 (mobile) for your reservation and/or more information.

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