Polk Museum of Art Announces Winners at 47th Annual MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College announces the following artists as award winners at the 2018 MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake fine art show. The winners, their hometowns, the media they work in and their booth location at the show are as follows:

Best of show ($5,000):

  • Richard Currier, Micco, Fla., painting- oil and acrylic, Booth #103

Awards of Excellence ($2,000 each)

  • Ummarid “Tony” Eitharong, Orlando, Fla., Painting- oil and acrylic, Booth #110
  • Christopher Doherty, Jupiter, Fla., Photography, Booth #6

Awards of Distinction ($1,000 each)

  • Tyler McLaughlin, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Sculpture, Booth #163
  • John Mascoll, Safety Harbor, Fla., Wood, Booth #109
  • Karen Kurta, Altamonte Springs, Fla., Photography, Booth #53
  • Jean Yao, Ft. Lauderdale, Fiber, Booth #120

Merit Awards ($500 each)

  • Tim Hall, Tampa, Fla., Photography, Booth #71
  • Susan Currier, Micco, Fla., Drawing and graphics, Booth #104
  • Jeff Eckert, Tampa, Fla., Drawing and graphics, Booth #112
  • Jinsong Kim, Seagrove, NC, Clay, Booth #167
  • John Kellum, Orlando, Fla., Clay, Booth #41
  • Russ Schmidt, Palm Bay, Fla., Glass, Booth #90

Honorable Mentions ($250 each)

  • Patrick Dragon, Lakeland, Fla., Clay, Booth #111
  • John Williams, Tampa, Fla., Wood, Booth #179
  • Charles Taube, Phoenix, Ariz., Sculpture, Booth #43
  • Hugo Cruz, Gainesville, Fla., Photography, Booth #100
  • Richard Auger, Jupiter Island, Fla, Photography, Booth #59