$2,700 in Prizes Awarded to Columbus Arts Festival Piada Italian Street Painting Artists
For immediate releaseJune 10, 2014
Contact: Jami Goldstein
Columbus, Ohio – Italian Street Painting, an engaging art form featuring reproductions and adaptations of famous paintings and unique original work done in chalk on pavement by local artists, was a new event this year at the Columbus Arts Festival that resulted in $2,700 in prizes for the participating artists.
First place of $500 went to Hilary Frambes of Plain City (43064). The second place prize of $400 went to a collaboration between Grace Cooper, Steve Davis and Todd Mason from Powell (43065), and the 3rd place prize of $300 went to Lori Hughes of Galloway (43119). Scoring for Honorable Mention was so close that all other participating artists will receive a $150 Director’s Choice prize. The prize money was sponsored by Piada Italian Street Food and the Columbus Arts Festival.
Voting was done by ballots of 157 patrons, festival artists and sponsors on Saturday night. Compilation of scores was from two categories: overall impression and technique (precision).
Additional participating artists include: Bastidas Fine ARTs (Columbus, 43215), collaboration of Cassandra and Lindsay Blusiewicz (Lewis Center, 43035), Tamara Criner (Columbus, 43207), Adam Crum (Columbus, 43201), Chris Fry (Gahanna, 43230), Lea Gray (Columbus, 43229), O’Linda Jansupka (Hilliard, 43026), Candice Oates (Westerille, 43082), Tristan Seeger (Columbus, 43205) and Jan Solari (Columbus, 43202).
The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
The 2014 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Hollywood Casino, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Limited Brands Foundation, Piada Italian Street Food, Pepsi, Birds Eye, Live! Technologies, Sugardaddy’s and The Westin Columbus. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Monthly, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, CD102.5, Mix 107.9, Time Warner Cable and WCBE 90.5.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.