2010 KIA Art Fair Winners!

Posted: June 7, 2010
Source: Farrell Howe
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2010

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Announces 2010 KIA Art Fair Award Winners

2010 Art Fair

Come rain or shine, nothing kept tens of thousands of attendees from perusing the wares of the 59th annual KIA Art Fair, held Saturday, June 5th in Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo. The guest juror for this year's fair was Charles Loving, director of the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame. Many of the following winners have been exhibiting at the KIA Art Fair for years. Congrats to all the winners, and thank you to the community for their support of the KIA Art Fair and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Cash prizes were awarded to the following artists for their outstanding work:

  • First prize: Scott Hartley (Ann Arbor), Painting
  • Second prizes: Julie Schwarz (Sawyer), Photography; Al Sievers (Batavia, IL), Glass
  • Third prizes: Julie Sanford (Spring Lake), Jewelry; Kathy Sheldon (Wyoming, MI), Other; Jeff and Tom Unzicker (Thorntown, IN), Ceramics.
Woman shopping Art Fair 2010

In addition, category awards are given to artists in each of the 12 media represented at the Art Fair, and also received cash prizes. Those winners are:

  • Shinichi Sato (Kentwood), Painting
  • Richard Hinton (Fremont), Photography
  • Scott and Victoria LaCosse (Sanford), Sculpture/Metalsmithing
  • Michael and Dee Miller (Saline), Wood
  • Jeff Condon (Grand Rapids), Printmaking/Pastels/Drawing
  • Beth Ward-Donahue (Midland) Other/Leather
  • Linnea Lahlum (Buffalo Grove, IL), Jewelry
  • Oliver Debikey (Cincinnati, OH), Glass
  • Rebecca Levenson (Ann Arbor), Fiber
  • Jeff Shawhan (Racine, WI), Ceramics
  • Lou Zale (Deerfield, IL), 2-D Mixed Media
  • Rich Peterson and Sherrill Cannon (Rockford), 3-D Mixed Media
Art Fair Balloons

The KIA Art Fair, an annual tradition in Kalamazoo since 1952, features more than 200 artist booths, children's activities, food and live entertainment. Held in Bronson Park on the first Saturday of June, it is the second-oldest, continuously-running art fair in the nation.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes and free-admission programming, including exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The KIA's mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts for the communities of West Michigan.

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