Paint Webster Winners Announced
About 80 artists took part in the Sixth Annual Paint Webster Competition, celebrating "plein air" artwork. The artists' work will be on display at the Old Orchard Galley through May 19.
About 80 artists fanned out around Webster Groves to literally “paint the town” on Saturday.
They were participants in the Sixth Annual Paint Webster Competition, a program sponsored by the Webster Community Arts Foundation. Artists of all ages, both amateur and professional, chose a variety of vantage points to portray the town and could be seen next to their “Artist at Work” signs.
Their work was judged by Judith Mann, curator at the St. Louis Art Museum, and Julie Campbell, owner of Three Sinks Gallery. More than $1,700 in prize money was awarded during a reception Saturday at the Monday Club.
Janet Hamill, event chairwoman, greeted the enthusiastic crowd by announcing that this was the biggest year in the history of the event with a noticeable increase in the quality of the works.
The award winners are as follows:
- 1st Place and Peoples’ Choice: Shawn Cornell
- 2nd Place: Benjamin Guffee
- 3rd Place: Scott Petty
- Honorable Mentions: Dawn Wagner, Michelle Wells, Linda Wilmes
- Artists’ Choice: Tom Hunt
- Opal Award: Michael Anderson
- Old Webster Awards: Marty Coulter, Scott Petty
- Old Orchard Awards: Richard Bacon, Spencer Meagher
- Youth 1st Place: Alexandrea Wieselman
- Youth Honorable Mention: David Greaves
- Child 1st Place: Sam Sheppard
- Child Honorable Mention: Sam Sheppard
The artists’ work will be on display at the Old Orchard Gallery through May 19. An artists’ reception will be held for the public on Friday, May 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The artists may sell their work and retain all profits.
This information was provided courtesy of the Webster Community Arts Foundation.