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Best of Show Winner

Natalie Blake's "Purple Urchin"

Best of Show: Natalie Blake's "Purple Urchin"

Congratulations to ceramic artist Natalie Blake, the “2008 Art in the Round Contest” Best of Show winner and recipient of a $3,000 cash award.

Natalie won with her entry “Purple Urchin”, a hand-thrown, carved porcelain vessel with hand-thrown/built porcelain lid.  Beautiful!

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The 2008 Art in the Round Contest - 1st Place winners for each media category

The 2008 Art in the Round Contest - 1st Place winners for each media category

Pictured above are the 1st Place winners in each media category.  Each 1st Place winner received a $500 cash award and qualified for the final leg of the competition, Best of Show.

State Finalists:

AK – Jill Choate
AL – Mary Segreto
AR – Mark Cothren
AZ – Nicholas Bernard
CA – Julie Zarrow Erickson
CT – Karin Noyes
FL – Bernard Montoya
GA – Christie Moody
IA – Ernest Koch
IL – Peter Patterson
KY – Dennis Shaffner
LA – Andi Moran
MA – Lois Russell
MD – Charlene Randolph
ME – Sarah Shepley
MI – Judy Geerts
MN – Val Bolen
MS – Gabriella Delawey
MT – Dave Kirk
NC – Mike Lalone
NJ – Lauren Bellero
NY – Lynn Goodman
OH – Laura Donnelly
OK – Toby McGee
OR – Shannon Weber
SC – Amy Goldstein-Rice
TN – Louis Colombarini
TX – Teri Carson
UT – Curtis Fuller
VT – Sandra Lance
WA – Dorothy McGuinness

Autumn Jones of Georgia – our youngest participant - received a total of $150 in gift certificates donated by Golden Artist Colors and Blick Art Materials.

Juror Cheryl Stoyle  won a handcrafted artisan bowl from BeautifulBowls.com, host of the 2008 Art in the Round Contest.

Art in the Round

Art in the Round Contest Entries (partial)

Art in the Round Contest Entries (partial)

Long Boat by Shannon Weber. Bulb whip sea kelp heads, waxed linen, sea grass, raffia. (copyright Shannon Weber)

Long Boat by Shannon Weber. Bulb whip sea kelp heads, waxed linen, sea grass, raffia. (copyright Shannon Weber)

Participating Artist: Shannon Weber, Oregon

Learn more about Shannon Weber.

Illuminated Vessels

Illuminated vessels by Rick Strini (copyright Rick Strini)

Illuminated vessels by Rick Strini (copyright Rick Strini)

Participating artist:  Rick Strini, Hawaii

Learn more about Rick Strini.

Beaded coconut shells by Julie Zarrow Erickson (copyright Julie Zarrow Erickson)

Beaded coconut shells by Julie Zarrow Erickson (copyright Julie Zarrow Erickson)

Participating Artist:  Julie Zarrow Erickson, California

Learn more about Julie Zarrow Erickson.

Black Ash splint basket by JoAnn Kelly Catsos (copyright JoAnn Kelly Catsos)

Black Ash splint basket by JoAnn Kelly Catsos (copyright JoAnn Kelly Catsos)

Participating Artist:  JoAnn Kelly Catsos, Massachusetts

Learn more about JoAnn Kelly Catsos.

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