Round two of voting closed at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 and winners are announced!
Thanks to hundreds of patrons who texted thousands of text votes, the winners of the inaugural Akron Art Prize were announced on Saturday, Oct. 6. The competition, sponsored by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, kicked off Saturday, September 1 at the Downtown Akron Artwalk. More than 135 artists entered.
The winners were announced on the stage at the Trolley Barn (47 N. Main St.) at 10 p.m. at the conclusion of Downtown Akron Artwalk. This finale celebration included food and beverages, an eclectic mix of musical entertainment and interactive art displays.
The Art Prize Grand Prize winner receiving $5,000 is Ron White.
Runners up receiving $1,000 each are:
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated! Click here to watch a video of the presentation ceremony.
The 11 finalists are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on the link next to their name to watch a video on their submission:
AKRON 102 Tom Baldwin (video)
AKRON 152 Joseph Bartram (video)
AKRON 62 Bernadette Glorioso (video)
AKRON 162 Joseph Blue Sky (video)
AKRON 33 Lisa Demagall (video)
AKRON 129 Mark Allan Dunaye (video)
AKRON 117 Meaghan Jodoin (video)
AKRON 85 Michael W. Marras (video)
AKRON 159 Kevin Smalley (video)
AKRON 70 Elise Gaffney (video)
AKRON 98 Ron White Art (video)