Polk Museum of Art Announces Winners at 46th Annual MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

The Polk Museum of Art is pleased to announce the following artists won awards at the 2017 MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake. The winners, their hometowns, the media they work in and their booth location at the show are as follows:

Best of show ($5,000):

  • John Mascoll, Safety Harbor, Fla., wood, Booth #99


Awards of Excellence ($2,000 each):

  • Glenn Lewis, Greeley, Co., photography, Booth #86-87
  • William Kidd, Miramar, Fla., clay, Booth #105


Awards of Distinction ($1,000 each):

  • Jack Hill, Deland, Fla., sculpture, Booth #93A
  • Claudia Melchiorr, Cape Canaveral, Fla., jewelry, Booth #159
  • Timothy Hall, Tampa, Fla., photography, Booth #133
  • Cristina Eve, Orlando, Fla., mixed media, Booth #123


Merit Awards ($500 each):

  • Garry Seidel, Davie, Fla., photography, Booth #82
  • Peggy Miller, Melbourne Beach, Fla., jewelry, Booth #71
  • Richard Currier, Micco, Fla., painting- oil and acrylic, Booth #93
  • Jeff Eckert, Tampa, Fla., drawing and graphics, Booth #112A
  • Russ Schmidt, Palm Bay, Fla., glass, Booth #146A
  • Chelsea Smith, Casselberry, Fla., drawing and graphics, Booth #58A


Honorable Mentions ($250 each):

  • Glenn Woods, Palm Harbor, Fla., clay, Booth #164
  • Mina Heuslein, Port Orange, Fla., clay, Booth #55
  • Lorrie Mason, Tampa, Fla., jewelry, Booth #148
  • Lawrence Packard, Winter Haven, Fla., drawing and graphics, Booth #121
  • R.L. Alexander, Celebration, Fla., painting- oil and acrylic, Booth #9


Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Central Florida. The Museum is one of the Top 10 art museums in the State of Florida, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the only art museum accredited by the American Association of Museums serving the 561,000 residents of Polk County. Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays; 1 – 5 p.m. Sundays; and closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free for everyone year-round, thanks to the following organizations and individuals: Tuesdays, thanks to Southeastern University; Wednesdays, thanks to a Friend of the Community; Thursdays, thanks to our partnership with the Chao Foundation; Fridays; Saturdays, thanks to MIDFLORIDA; and Sundays, thanks to Clayton & Beverly Hollis. The Museum is fully accessible.