Several hundred art lovers enjoyed a picture-perfect evening dining on fresh fare and bidding on fresh art in Devou Park on September 14 at the 27th annual freshART presented by Behringer-Crawford Museum.
The event was the capstone of a weekend which saw 24 local artists working en plein air in the park, creating artwork which was auctioned “fresh” at the event.
Previously completed works by more than four dozen other artists were sold at a silent auction, with proceeds from both auctions benefiting local youth through the museum’s education programs.
Judges Gilda Horn, Julia Sebastian and Bill Seitz selected three of the artists for the Patricia and William Applegarth Artists Excellence Awards. Winners were Barbara Ahlbrand, Highland Heights, first place; Suzanna Terrill, Covington, second; and Tom Gaither, Fort Mitchell, third.
Iris Sullivan, a Holy Cross High School student was awarded $50 and a check for $500 for her school's art programs as the winner of the first Connie O’Donnell Student ART Invitational.
Thank you to all that attended, including John Lomax, emcee for the evening and auctioneer, H. David Wallace of Wallace Boggs, PLLC.
Participating artists included:
Barbara Ahlbrand, Jamie Anton, Tom Bluemlein, Barbara Bonar, Brian Patrick Buchsbaum, Patricia Buckley, Kelly Burichin, Marianne T. Burke, Mary Ann Courtoy, Cedric Michael Cox, Holland Davidson, Mike DeMaria, Bill Dirkes, Fred Dishon, Susan Dodgson, Mary Beth Dowlin, Bailey Dowlin Eiler, Sue Ervin, Zanna Ferree Surface, Sharon Floro, Denise Foster, Tom Gaither, Kimberly Gehring-Cook, Timothy J. Gold, Randy Goodhew, Valita Dawn Hagedorn, Paula Risch Head, Robert A. Hebenstreit, Jimi Jones, Marsha Karagheusian Murphy, Everage M. King, Cynthia Kukla, Margie Lakeberg, Tom Lohre, Carol MacConnell, Ben Mattingly, Guy McIntosh, Laureen Miklos, Joan Miley, Parrish Monk, Emma Morris, Kevin Muente, Monica Namyar, Shane Noem, Sean O'Donnell, Ken Page, Mike Phillips, Patti Purnell, John Rauch, Linda Herrmann Simpson, Billy Tackett, Heather Tackett, Brenda Tarbell, Suzanna Terrill, Roberta Thies, Susan Tomboly, Jerry Warner, Trish Weeks, Linda Lee Whaley and Ruthe Wyman.