90th Annual McLean County Amateur Art Competition/Exhibition Award Winners Announced!

Jayda Jumper, a Senior at Bloomington High School was awarded the Merwin Medal for the most outstanding work of art in this year’s 90th Annual McLean County Amateur Art Competition/Exhibition. Her winning work, “Surface”, is oil painting on canvas.

Jeanna Campbell, of Normal, was awarded the Ashley C. Ritter Most Promising Art Award, an award given in honor of the life of Ashley C. Ritter by her family and friends. Her winning work, from the Adult Graphics Category is Hive Minds Honey Holes, is a mixed media painting on canvas.

The winners and additional selected works, submitted by amateur artists from McLean County and juried by Stephanie Roberts, will be on exhibition at McLean County Arts Center through April 21, 2017.

Merwin Medal – Best of Show – Jayda Jumper (pictured below)

Ashley Ritter Most Promising Art Award – Jeanna Campbell

HIGH SCHOOL  1st PLACE  2nd PLACE
Graphics  Allison Ganther  Cecilia Fosen 
Painting  Mia Harris  Cecilia Fosen
Photography  Connell Gapinski  Anne Witte
Sculpture  Ashley Spencer  Spencer Ecton

UNIVERSITY  1st PLACE  2nd PLACE
Graphics  Rebecca Kordas  Alissa Palmer
Painting  Hannah Songer  Keri Leach
Photography  Joe Koski  Christopher Myers
Sculpture  Hayley Gray  Benjamin Bays

ADULT  1st PLACE  2nd PLACE
Graphics  Pam Gates  Nina Gordon
Painting  Robert Faulkner  Shirley Passmore
Photography  Michael O'Brien  Mark Swanson
Sculpture  Ali Akyuz  Jenny Clay

This exhibitions and awards are made possible by the generosity of these sponsors:

Alphagraphics, R. Charles & Laura Baue, The Copy Shop, Gay Dolan, Charlette & Roger Elm, Susan Emmerson, Francois Associates Architects, Dennis French, Linda Willis Fisher & Robert Fisher, Glodo's Original Kettle Korn, Alison & Brian Hatcher, Aaron Henkelman & Lori Baum, Jan & Ken Holder, Dave & Sandy Holt, Kristen & Doug Johnson, Alexis & Mike Kalish, KodaRoamers Camera Club of Bloomington-Normal, Lucca Grill, Susan & John Mendenhall, Reid & Cathy Richards, Ashley Ritter Memorial Fund, Jack & Linda Ritter, Diane & Ronald Skidmore, Specs Around Town, Robert & Connie Stefl, Sulaski & Webb CPAs, Barbara & Bill Taft, Mark & Deborah Thurston, Timothy Kent Gallery & Framing, Unique Designs, Steve & Deb Wannemacher, Lynn & Patsy Webber



Jayda Jumper




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