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Winning Artists of Mystic Outdoor Art Festival 2018 Announced

The 61st Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival Jury and the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the winning artists from this year’s festival. The artists were honored at the Artist Award Breakfast, sponsored by Sift Bake Shop, Mystic Depot Roasters and Sysco on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 8am at the Mystic Museum of Art.

The winners are as follows:

Category​ (Sponsor)

Best in Show (The Arling Family): Sam Austin (pictured above)

Robert Brackman Award (Celia Gallup): Joseph Grieco

Beonne Beronda Award (Grover Insurance): Dora Szekely

Marion Tetlow Award (Block, Janney, Sisley, LLC): Tim Cromarty

Milton Baline Award (Hilton Mystic): Roxane Chardon

Del-Bouree Back Working Artist Award (Del-Bouree Bach): Jeff Pender

Emerging Artist Achievement Award (Mystic Chamber Foundation): Kayla Lei


Best of Oil Paintings (Costello’s Clam Shack): Stephen Previte

Best of Acrylics (Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough): John Mansueto

Best of Mixed Media (The Irons): Hiroko Shikashio

Best of Illustration/Graphics R&B Apparel Plus): Leo Donahue

Best of Pastels (Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce): Jennifer Gardner

Best of Photography (Foxwoods Resort Casino): Larry Chapman

Best of Sculpture (Sticky Situations): Rommel Ricaurte

Best of Watercolor (Simply Majestic): Tracey Lizotte


Fine Crafts (Sponsored by the Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation)

Teddy Goberis Award for Excellence in Ceramics: Naomi Centeno

Louise Forest Gibson Prize: Thomas Gasho

Mabel Kingsbury Fentress Prize: Janey Harrington

Joseph Gualtieri Prize: Virginia Stevens

Alice Clark Hubbard Prize: Fran Skully

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