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2019 Juried Award Winners

In cased you missed it!

The recipients of the 36th Magic City Art Connection juried awards! Congratulations again to all of the 2019 winners. Such a talented group! And special thanks to the festival’s juror, Hallie Ringle, the Hugh Kabul Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

If you would like to apply for Magic City Art Connection’s 37th year April 24-26, click here.

PHOTO BY SKIP BAUMHOWER. From Top Left: Steve Reider, Bancography (Sponsor, Past Board President), Amy Pleasant (2019 Distinguished Artist), Nick Gruenberg (Photography), Brooks Barrow (Sculpture) Larry Allen (2019 Best In show, Ceramics), Alex Kunzman (Marketing Director, Corks & Chefs Director), Mia Badham (3D Mixed Media, 2018 MCAC Emerging Artist), Myrna Gates (Painting), Gerda Carmichael (Stained Glass), Hallie Ringle (2019 Juror), Eileen Kunzman (Festival Founder & Director), Lisa Krannichfeld (Painting, 2017 Best in Show), Jon Osborne (Painting), Chiharu Roach (Painting)

FIND ART BEST IN SHOW AWARD

Larry Allen, Clay, 346

SIGNATURE AWARDS

Greater Convention and Visitor Bureau
Sarah West, Painting, 452

Encompass Health
Eric Poland, 2D Mixed Media, 108

BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama
Chiharu Roach, Painting, 383

DISTINGUISHED ARTIST AWARD

City of Birmingham
Amy Pleasant, 304

AWARDS OF DISTINCTION

Kinetic Communications
Nick Gruenberg, Photography, 421

Birmingham Magazine
Gerda Carmichael, Stained Glass, 204

Bancography
Myrna Gates, Painting, 223

Joe Piper
Jon Osborne, Painting, 454

AWARDS OF MERIT

Bell Media
Deeann Rieves, 2D Mixed Media, 127

B-Metro
Mia Badham, 3D Mixed Media, 354

Bham Now
Celeste Pfau, Printmaking, 448

Homewood Life
Matthew Mayes, Painting 211

Hoover’s Magazine
Lisa Krannichfeld, Watercolor, 136

Over The Mountain Journal
Brooks Barrow, Sculpture, 126

HIGH SCHOOL SCULPTURE PROJECT

First Place
Publix Super Markets Charities & BBJ
“Ephyrea”    Alabama School of Fine Arts

Second Place
Publix Super Markets Charities & WBHM
“Medusa”    Alabama School of Fine Arts