2016 Art of the River

List of Winners

    Two Dimensional Art:
  • First Place: Joanna Karpay, "Settling In"
  • Second Place: John Bayalis, "Palmettos"
  • Third Place: Elise Zarli, "Seminole Dollmaker"
  • Honorable Mentions: Victor Amemiya, "Heron in the Swamp;" Johan Bjurman, "Boat Ramp on Paz;" Sharon Yarbrough, "Blue Heron"
  • Awards of Merit: Maureen Fulginiti, "End of the Day;" Thomas Petro, "The Strawberry Pickers"
    People's Choice
  • Elise Zarli
    Three Dimensional Art:
  • First Place: Larry Creel, "Dragonfly"
  • Second Place: Dave Brethauer, "Wenge, Ebony & Holly Vase"
  • Third Place: Bruce Trewyn, "Proud Papa"
  • Honorable Mention: Larry Creel, "Putterbirds on a Pole"
  • Award of Merit: MMelissa Bruneau, "Pine Needle Vase"
  • First Place: Rhett Butler, "Fakahatchee Sunrise"
  • Second Place: Jerry Waters, "Paddling into the Sunset"
  • Third Place: Rhett Butler, "Deer and Lily"
  • Honorable Mentions: Susan E. Hoffman, "Flamingo!;" Quinn Bass, "Leaves, Blue Sky, Reflection"
  • Awards of Merit: Cindy Rose, "River of Grass;" Rhett Butler, "The Cow and Egret Went That Way"

Judges: Cathy Futral, Professor of Art at SFSC, judged the two- and three-dimensional art categories. Mark Renz, photographer, fossil expert and published author, judged the photography category.

2016 calendars
now available!

Our beautiful 2016 calendar features paintings from the Second Arcadia Plein Air Paint-out, held in 2014. The paintings created by the any talented artists who participated feature DeSoto County icons, from the pink Rosin Building to the famous Peace River Bridge to the rodeo grounds. The calendars are only $5 each and they make great gifts.

Know someone who used to live in Arcadia or is a frequent visitor? They might love this calendar featuring Arcadia landmarks.