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2012 Festival Award Winners

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La Quinta Arts Festival is proud to announce our 2012 Award Winners.  Twenty-four judges independently evaluate one art media category in their respective expertise on the opening morning of Festival. The qualifications  brought by this panel of  judges adds tremendous credibility to our event. We encourage the judges to interact with each artist and ask relevant questions about their process. Booth display is also a component of the judging criteria. We commend the judges and congratulate all of the Artist Award Winners!

BEST OF SHOW

Mona & Alex Szabados, Jewelry
www.monaenamels.com

Mona Szabados

Alex Szabados


Mona & Alex Szabados have collaborated to make Enameled Jewelry for over 30 years. Theirs is a carefully orchestrated process by which Mona, the Enamalist, and Alex, the Goldsmith, team to create lockets, rings, pins, necklaces, and triptychs in their historical home town of Mokelumne Hill, California. Their specialized artistry has won numerous awards, and their work has been published in several books and magazines, including the front cover of “Ornament” magazine.  

“Inspiration, other than wildlife, beauty, and the life we lead, are the enamels themselves, and the materials we use.” – Mona Szabados

   

BEST OF CATEGORY

CERAMICS:
Leslie Thompson
DRAWING & PASTEL:
Victoria Ryan
victoriaryan.com
FIBER:
Amos Amit
GLASS:
Randy Strong
rstrong.com
MIXED MEDIA:
Jason Napier
jasonnapier.com
PAINTING:
Phillipe Chambon
studiochambon.com
PHOTOGRAPHY:
Youngbok Park
youngbokpark.com
PRINTMAKING:
Anna Choi
annachoi.com
SCULPTURE:
Gino Miles
sculpture619.com
WOOD:
Michael Hamilton
hamiltonroberts.com 

AWARDS OF MERIT

  • Ceramics – Hasuyo Miller
  • Drawing & Pastel – David Bjurstrom
  • Fiber – Della Goheen
  • Glass – Bryon Sutherland
  • Jewelry - Albion Smith
  • Mixed Media - Red Wolf
  • Painting - Bradford Salamon
  • Photography - Laurent Martres
  • Sculpture - Delos Van Earl
  • Wood - David Barkby

CITY OF LA QUINTA CIVIC PURCHASE AWARD

  • Randy  Strong, Glass
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