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Eric Mort, "Best of Show" winner with Debra Chronister and Lynda Jones
Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Art Festival Bests 2015
The 46th Annual Rockport Art Festival was, as advertised, the place to be this past weekend!  Perfect weather and a slight breeze made the event a spectacular art experience for all.  Jurors Lynda Jones, Arts writer for the Corpus Christi Caller times, and Debra Chronister,  Professor of Ceramics at Victoria College, focused their expertise on the difficult task of selecting winners.  "Best of Show" honors went to Eric Mort, an Austin-based glass artist that creates gorgeous little galaxies that you can hold in your hand.  Each creation could be described as beautiful, nebulous, and breathtaking.
Other "Best of Category" ($100) winners:
  • Ceramics:  Craig McMillin (Folsom, LA) 
  • Glass:  Larry Pile  (Dallas, TX) 
  • Jewelry:  Suzanne Juneau  (Scott, LA)
  • Mixed Media:  John Olvey  (Corpus Christi, TX)    
  • Other/Fibers:  Jane Bishop  (San Antonio, TX)  
  • Painting:  Barbara Erceg  (Houston, TX)
  • Pastel/Drawing:  James Offeman  (Missouri City, TX)
  • Photography:  Tim Herschbach  (Pearland, TX)
  • Sculpture:  Shawn Corder  (Hondo, TX)  
  • Wood:  Ted Armulowicz  (Liberty Hill, TX)