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Here are your 2018 Midwest Salute to the Arts award winners

Art showcased at 2017 Midwest Salute to the Arts festival

In this BND file video, hundreds of artists and thousands of visitors descended on Moody Park in Fairview Heights for the annual Midwest Salute to the Arts festival Aug. 25-27, 2017.
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In this BND file video, hundreds of artists and thousands of visitors descended on Moody Park in Fairview Heights for the annual Midwest Salute to the Arts festival Aug. 25-27, 2017.

The 2018 Midwest Salute to the Arts festival took place Aug. 25-26 at Moody Park in Fairview Heights. The artists and artist collaborators listed below were chosen as award winners for the festival.

Best of Show

  • Gena Ollendieck — Mixed media

Best of Category winners

  • Mike Bose — Clay
  • Joseph Bodus — Drawing/printmaking
  • Wayne Gao, Artist Collaborator Michelle Chang — Fine craft/wood

  • Melanie Hancock — Glass
  • Linda Jones — Jewelry
  • Joel Fremion— Mixed media
  • Stan Squires — Painting
  • William Lemke — Photography
  • Rollin Karg — Sculpture

Award of Excellence winners

  • George Laurell — Clay
  • David Stephens — Clay
  • Laura Hohn— Clay
  • Steve Martin — Fine craft/wood
  • Cameron Smith, Artist Collaborator Jan Thomas — Glass

  • Larry Drake - Jewelry
  • Tess Yeager— Jewelry
  • Dominic Cheng — Painting
  • Jenna McNair — Painting
  • James Kramer— Photography
  • Paul Bayer — Sculpture

Mayor’s Choice Award winner

  • Steve Martin — Hackberry Elfen House

Council Choice Award winner and nominees

  • Council Choice Award winner: Chris Abigt — Secret Garden
  • Nominee: Gena Ollendieck - Today is the Day
  • Nominee: Jan Thomas, Artist Collaborator Cameron Smith — Apple Dilemma
  • Nominee: Kevin Trobaugh — Kevdrion
  • Nominee: Kent Epler — Tribal Goddess
Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6
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