The Winners' Circle Show
The Art Council of Southwest Florida hosts the Winners’ Circle Show in odd-numbered years. It is a prestigious showcase for the art produced by South Florida artists because exclusively featuring the work of artists that
won top prizes in the exhibits of the Council’s member organizations during the previous two-year period.
Thus, prize-winners in this show are the “best of the best" artworks produced by the members of the Art Council's affiliate organizations.
The 2019 Winners' Circle Show was hosted by the Visual Arts Center (Punta Gorda, Florida) Feb. 2 – Feb. 28, 2019. The Art Council congratulations all those artists whose work was entered in this show.
Winners' Circle 2019 prize-winners
* 1st place, Carlos Gonzalez, "Deception," oil
* 2nd place, Del Holt, "Escape from Goshen," pastel
* 3rd place, Rose Young, "Weeping Water," fiber art
* Judge's Choice, Ruth Epstein, "Miriam's Garden," oil
* 1st place, Stan Dzedzy, "Dragon Totem," ceramic
* 2nd place, Denise Seminauer, "Missed Marlin," fused glass
* 3rdplace, Doug Shemenski, "Lola's Reliquery," copper
and fine silver
* Judge's Choice, Shannon Vickers, "Equis," glass
* President's Award, Lynne Ondercin, "Impossible Wave," sculpture
Winners' Circle 2017 prize-winners
* 1st please, Andy Owen, “Arrival,” solar plate printing, intaglio and relief
* 2nd place, Nuch Owen, “Tropical Garden,” silk painting.
* 3rd place, Joan Sonnenberg, “Slice of Humanity,” oil and acrylic paint
* Judge's Choice -- Donna Thewlis, “Faces of Mental Health,” powered minerals fired on porcelain
* 1st place, John Merchant, “Dancing Feet,” bronze sculpture
* 2nd place, Lynn Ondercin, “Of Gods and Demons,” stone sculpture
* 3rd place, Jim and Diane Whiting, “Sun Shower,” glass, aluminum and additional metals
*Judge's Choice, Stan Dzedzy, “Dragon Semavor,” stoneware clays with metallic oxides
* President's Award, Michele Buelow, “Genesis,” mixed media