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 Behringer-Crawford Museum’s 27th annual freshART gala and auction.
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.
Since freshART began in 1992, more than a half million dollars has been raised, bringing educational and cultural activities to 275,000 Northern Kentucky children.
Thank you to our freshART 2019 sponsors!
Table Sponsors: City of Covington, Designs Direct, LLC, Pamela & Ken Marcum, Southbank Partners,
U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management, and Gerry & Anthony Zembrodt.
Artists Awards Sponsor: Patricia & William Applegarth Artists Excellence Award.
Supporters: Kathy & Leo Calderon, Sue & Don Corken, Earl Franks Sons & Daughters, Jackson Interiors, Kate & Mark Neikirk, Sara & Gene Schindler, O’Donnell Group, Pendery Insurance.