13th Annual Arts Alive Winners Announced

ArtsAliveTransparentLogoNine artists were recipients of awards presented during Ocean City’s 13th Annual Art’s Alive held June 15-16 at Northside Park.  This year’s Art’s Alive featured approximately 100 artists competing in the two-day juried fine arts show with artists competing in several categories.

“It was a beautiful weekend at Northside Park for the 13th Annual Arts Alive,” said Mayor Rick Meehan.  “As always, I was impressed by the variety of fine art on display by over 100 artists. With live music, family fun activities and unique artwork around the picturesque bayside lagoon, there was something fun for everyone.”

The Mayor’s Choice Award was presented for to Joan Betzold of Bel Air, MD, for her fiber piece entitled “Colorado Pride.”  The Judges’ Choice Awards were presented for: “Beach Reflections” by Cindy Hirt of Hawthorne, FL, in the category of mixed media; “Terra Equstra” by Sara Halcott and Robert Johnson of Salisbury, MD in the category of ceramics; “Boats in Rockport Harbor” by Randy Hodges of Spring City, TN, in the category of painting; “Full Collar by Jennifer Brower of Kimberton, PA, in the category of jewelry; “The Canal in Manayunk” by Mark Turner of Wilmington, DE in the category of painting.

The Best of Show Award was presented for “To the Top” by Bernie Houston of Laurel, MD, in the category of Fine Wood and the People’s Choice Award was presented to David and Eve Janni of Chance, MD and their category of sculpture and drawing.