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At final day of Midwest Salute to the Arts, winners are announced

O’Fallon metal sculptor Kevin Trobaugh welds on a base for a new sculpture that incorporates stained glass into an aluminum structure for Midwest Salute to the Arts, taking place this weekend at Moody Park in Fairview Heights. Trobaugh recently designed a large sculpture that was installed at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi in Cleveland, Mississippi.
O’Fallon metal sculptor Kevin Trobaugh welds on a base for a new sculpture that incorporates stained glass into an aluminum structure for Midwest Salute to the Arts, taking place this weekend at Moody Park in Fairview Heights. Trobaugh recently designed a large sculpture that was installed at the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi in Cleveland, Mississippi. dholtmann@bnd.com

On the last day for the 31st annual Midwest Salute to the Arts festival at Moody Park in Fairview Heights, winners were announced. The event ran from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the park, the free event featured art displays, art and craft demonstrations, kid’s activities, live entertainment and more.

2019 Winners List

  • Best of Show: Bob Mahon, mixed media
  • Best of Category: Mike Bose, clay
  • Best of Category: Nick Nihira, drawing/printmaking
  • Best of Category: Stephen Martin, fine craft/wood
  • Best of Category: Chris McCarthy, glass
  • Best of Category: Rocky Pardo, jewelry (precious metals)
  • Best of Category: Katie Chilman, mixed media
  • Best of Category: Cara Van Leuven, painting (oil, acrylics and watercolors)
  • Best of Category: Sunny Liang, photography
  • Best of Category: Kevin Trobaugh, sculpture
  • Mayor’s Award: James Ryan Davis, fine craft/wood
  • Award of Excellence: Wayne Gao and Michelle Chang, fine craft/wood
  • Award of Excellence: Terry “Buddy” Shaw, fine craft/wood
  • Award of Excellence: Ed Martin, glass
  • Award of Excellence: Jeff Zoellner, jewelry (precious metals)
  • Award of Excellence: Donald Pekarek, jewelry (precious metals)
  • Award of Excellence: Larry Drake, jewelry (precious metals)
  • Award of Excellence: Niko Culevski, mixed media
  • Award of Excellence: Chris Ann Abigt, painting (oil, acrylics and watercolors)
  • Award of Excellence: Mollie Chounard, painting (oil, acrylics and watercolors)
  • Award of Excellence: Kim Carr, photography
  • Award of Excellence: Kent Epler, sculpture
  • Council Choice: Gonz Jove, sculpture
  • Council Choice Runner Up: David Yuan, painting (oil, acrylics and watercolors)
  • Council Choice Runner Up: Sandy Hunter, painting (oil, acrylics and watercolors)
  • Council Choice Runner Up: Diane Rose-Sugg Santoro, jewelry (precious metals)
  • Council Choice Runner Up: Kimberly Chapman Peluso, photography
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