Floridas Finest

 

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“Florida’s Finest” showcases the wide-ranging talents of Florida-based artists and includes two- and three-dimensional works in a variety of media. R. Lynn Whitelaw, the founding director and curator of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College will jury this year’s exhibition to be installed in all four of the center’s galleries. The exhibition’s substantial awards ($1,500 for first prize; $1,000 for second prize; $500 for third prize; $250 for merit awards; and $100 for special recognitions) attract top artists from around the state. “Florida’s Finest” is funded, in part, by the Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues.

 

Congratulations to these awarding artists!


 

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1st Place - Jana Millstone, "Fire"

 

 

 

 

 

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2nd Place - Raymond Lawler, "The Band Played On"

 


 

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3rd Place - Nathan Beard, "Exit Music #58 (The Effects of Passing through One Another)"

 


 

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Merit - Lynn Foskett, "Stacked"

 

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Merit, Mike Hanlon, "Michael Gruber"

 


 

 

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Special Recognition - Brandon Richards, “Post-Apocalyptic”

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Recognition - Julie Ross, “Caged Bird”

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Recognition - Kathy Simon-McDonald, “The Street Artists of Sarasota”

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Recognition - Leslie Neumann, “Winds of Change”

 

 

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Special Recognition - Michael Decker, “Dirk”