2017 ART COMPETITION WINNERS

Talented and generous artists are the heart and soul of the Shining Stars Awards Luncheon!  By donating their original artwork for a silent auction, community artists help raise funds in support of the mission of Arts Council Northeast.  These wonderful pieces include works in a broad variety of mediums and showcase each artist’s singular style.

Prior to the event, artists submit their work to compete in the Shining Stars Juried Show.  Volunteer judges award cash prizes to the top three works.  This year’s judge was Tal Milan.

The 2017 Shining Stars Stars art debuted at the Bedford Public Library at the Shining Stars VIP Reception on Tuesday, September 12, where artists, sponsors, Shining Stars honorees and their guests voted for People’s Choice Award. The artwork hung on display for the public to enjoy in advance of today’s event. The Arts Council deeply appreciates those who donate their time and talent in supporting and promoting the arts.  We are deeply honored by all who donate their time and talent in supporting and promoting the arts in so many ways!

 

Best of Show

“Morning Delivery”
Artist Cindy Flint

 

1st Place Award 

“Frog Haven”
Artist Fran Chausse White

   

2nd Place Award

“Wash Day”
Artist B. R. Gates

   

People's Choice

“Beyond the Pale”
Artist Leticia Sedberry