DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival awarded $1000 in cash prizes to three exhibiting artists as part of the 2011 art fair held May 21 and 22 in downtown Dubuque. At a reception held at the Dubuque Museum of Art on Saturday, May 21, Artist Awards were granted in three categories; Third Place, Second Place, and Best in Show. The Third Place prize of $200 was awarded to Val Neumann, a potter from Williamsburg, Iowa. Neumann creates functional stoneware pieces in rich glazed colors. Second Place prize of $300 was awarded to long-time art fair veteran Fred Frommelt of Janesville, Wisconsin. Frommelt's wood-turned bowls and hand-turned pepper mills are fine craft at it's very best. Best in Show and a cash award of $500 was awarded to Alice McMahon White for her ink and charcoal drawings. McMahon White is a Chicago artist who has recently relocated to Galena, Illinois to pursue studio art.
The Dubuque County Fine Arts Society awards cash prizes to artists to reward the work of art fair vendors and provide economic reward to cultural workers across the region. To view the winning artist's work visit www.dubuquefest.org
DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival is an affiliate of Dubuque County Fine Arts Society, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to offer free arts programming to the masses, founded 1976.
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