People's Choice Award
One highlight of the annual event is the People's Choice award. More than 880 attendees filled out "YOU BE THE JUDGE" cards to cast their ballots for their favorite artists. Here are the results:
#1 MOST POPULAR EXHIBITOR DIANE STOVER--for her palette knife oil paintings. She received a certificate and a $50 prize.
Other winners were #2 Tony Moore--pencil and ink portraits, #3 Peter Arnow--oil on canvas and wood, #4 (tie) Godwin Kou & Peter Gerbert, wildlife acrylic paintings, and #5 Paul Shaskan, primitive oils.