96TH ANNUAL AMATEUR SHOW AWARD WINNERS 2023
First Place: Emma Hall, Time
Second Place: Norah Wagoner, Untitled
First Place: Shreya Mokashi, Chasing Ghost
Second Place: Louis Jockisch, Bite my Shiny Ceramic Ass
First Place: Ellaysn Loudenberg, Vibrant Confections
Second Place: Madelynne Hoover, Ellie Singing in the Shower
First Place: Erin Lowery, Kaboodle
First Place: Amy Yeager, Feathered
Second Place: Natalie Maloy, Weight of It
First Place: Aja Martin, Flourish
Second Place: Lucas Walker, Teapot
First Place: Billie Jean Hill, I Don't Know How to Paint Anymore
Second Place: Alexis Evans, Bowl of Candy
First Place: Sarah Eckstine, Emigrant, Montana
Second Place: Javier Fialek, House in the Alley
First Place: Meghan Roller, In Chemistry Class
Second Place: Aaron Henkelman, Folded Poem
First Place: Allison Harris, The World Is Watching
Second Place: Deb Neumayer, Enter at your own risk
First Place: Becky Altic, Appalachian Path
Second Place: Joyce Cole, Lake Life
First Place: Laurie Bergner, Bathing in the Sacred Ganges River
Second Place: Jayme Banzhoff, These Wounds that Bind Us
ASHLEY RITTER MOST PROMISING AWARD: Lena Ganschow, Madrid Mallards
DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD: Elizabeth Lendenbaum-Gaudio, Light and Stone
BEST IN SHOW: Vickie Fitzgerald, Sylph Emerging
The 96th Annual McLean County Amateur Art Exhibition will open on March 10th, 2023.
All accepted artists will be notified via email by Noon on February 24th, 2023.
Featuring work by high school, university, and adult artists, this juried exhibition highlights the diverse creativity of our community. Professional artists external to the MCAC serve as paid jurors.
All submitted works will be juried and judged for cash merit awards based on the artist category (high school, university, or adult) and by their medium (painting, graphics, photography/new media, or sculpture).
At the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 11th, 27 awards will be presented, totaling over $2,000 in cash prizes. Each year, the Best of Show Merwin Medal is awarded to the most outstanding artwork, and the Ashley C. Ritter Most Promising Art Award is given to the artist exhibiting the most future potential.
Guidelines for Application
Application Deadline: February 20th, 2023
Date of Notification: February 24th, 2023
Accepted Art Drop-Off Dates:
Exhibition Dates: March 10th - April 20th
Award Ceremony: Saturday, March 11th at 1 pm
Accepted Art Pick-Up Dates: April 21st - April 24th (during MCAC's regularly scheduled hours)