Arts Council Announces Winners of First-Ever Art in the Park Artist Contest
Hernando County Fine Arts Council is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural Art in the Park Artist Contest.
| 1st place— Elizabeth Johnson|
| 2nd place— Sue Beach|
3rd place—Peter Gerbert
The Contest builds excitement for the 36th Annual Art in the Park festival, held March 14 and 15, 2020, 10 am-5 pm, at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville, FL. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Artists Feature Booth to see the winning artwork.
“The Arts Council is thrilled with the response to this contest. Nearly 100 Hernando County artists responded,” said Allisa Babor, Council member who spearheaded the contest. “We are proud to give local artists an opportunity to share their work with the community, and to gain exposure and recognition.”
The contest was open to artists of all ages, and entrants ranged from 10 to 90 years old. Artists were asked to submit designs that reflect and represent the Florida lifestyle and showcase both the area’s beauty and its uniqueness. Top ten finalists were Sue Beach, Anne Bristol, Leslie Duncan, Peter Gerbert (2), Elizabeth Johnson, Joan LoBianco, Chris Munson, Hayley Riege, and Diane Ziemski.
1st Place Prize: $250 cash prize, Interview Spotlight in the AITP Souvenir Program, an online Art Directory space for 1 year, and 10% of proceeds from products sold featuring winning artwork
2nd Place Prize: $125 cash prize and an online Art Directory space for 1 year 3rd Place Prize: $75 cash prize and an online Art Directory space for 1 year
|For more information about Art in the Park, visit HernandoArts.org. The Fine Arts Council’s mission is to encourage, promote, and support all the creative arts in the county and provide a means to showcase the arts. Please contact the Hernando County Fine Arts Council at (352) 587-8062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further|