This weekend $5,000 in cash awards were given to select Artists Market participants. Three Jurors–Adam Welch, Nicole Capozzi, and Melissa Kuntz–evaluated all of the work and handed out awards.
An additional $5,000 in cash awards was handed out during the first weekend of the Artists Market, for a total of $10,000.
Second Weekend Artists Market Award-winners:
Best in Show: Claire Brewer ($2000)
Festival Award: Danna Rzecznik (she was an emerging artist last year) ($1000)
Juror’s Choice: Toby Fraley ($500)
Juror’s Choice: John Fesken ($500)
Juror’s Choice: Mark Traughber ($500)
Juror’s Merit: Istvan Vago ($200)
Three Rivers Honors: Ryder Henry (also an emerging artist this year) ($100)
Three Rivers Honors: J. Bird Cremeans ($100)
Three Rivers Honors: Allison Glancey ($100)
Photography Services Award (in kind): Allison Jones
Adam Welch, Curator, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Nicole Capozzi, Founder and Curator, Boxheart Gallery
Melissa Kuntz, Artist and Art Dept. Chair, Clairion University