Daytona Beach, Fla. (November 14, 2020) – The work of more than 90 artists was presented this weekend at the inaugural Art Festival at ONE DAYTONA – Brushes, Bites & Blues. A juried and non-juried arts festival hosted by ONE DAYTONA, was presented by Brown & Brown Insurance and in partnership with Gallery500, a contemporary fine arts gallery at ONE DAYTONA.
"As one of the only outdoor art festivals in the area this year, we were overwhelmed by the community support," stated Lesa Kennedy, Gallery500 owner. "The incredible turnout is reflective of the quality of artists selected, as well as the commitment from our Sponsors and Patrons. We are very encouraged as we look ahead to 2021 and maintaining a November date."
Brushes, Bites & Blues is supported by Brown & Brown Insurance, Coleman Goodemote Construction, Daytona Beverages, ICI Homes, P&S Paving and the Barton Malow Company.
The art festival also benefitted from its many patrons who spent thousands of dollars on artwork.
"The caliber of art is superb for a first time show," stated William E. Darrah, a judge from Bradenton, Fla. "I’ve been judging shows for more than 25 years and this outdoor exhibition offers some of the most diverse art I’ve seen. Artists should mark this on their calendar and plan to return to ONE DAYTONA next year."
President of ONE DAYTONA Roxanne Ribakoff announced the 2020 Art Festival – Brushes, Bites & Blues award winners:
BEST IN SHOW ($1,500)
Todd Fox / Mixed Media / Orlando, Fla. / Booth #48
AWARD OF DISTINCTION (7) $750)
Jen Kish / Jewelry / Palm Coast, Fla. / Booth #31
John Horrell / Mixed Media / Debary, Fla. / Booth#58
Mary Wentzel / Watercolor / Ormond Beach, Fla. / Booth#61
Jose Paternoster / Metal Works / West Palm Beach, Fla. / Booth#71
Nathalie Torres / Mixed Media / Kissimmee, Fla. / Booth#108
David Mallory / Wood / Port Orange, Fla. / Booth#18
Michael Giordano / Photography / Keystone Heights, Fla. / Booth#104
AWARD OF MERIT (5) $500)
Dan Burleigh Phillips / Watercolor / Rockledge, Fla. / Booth#33
Thomas Gross / Wood / Melbourne, Fla. / Booth#43
Kathleen Lusby / Oil Painting / Ormond Beach, Fla. / Booth#62
Bill Slade / Glass / Jacksonville, Fla. / Booth#29
Dino Turull / Digital Art / Jacksonville, Fla. / Booth#81
SPECIAL DONATION ($15,000)
Volusia County Schools Visual Arts Program
SPECIAL DONATION ($5,000)
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(386) 267- 0016 or email email@example.com.
About ONE DAYTONA
ONE DAYTONA features a 300,000 square-foot retail, dining and entertainment district, along with a Fairfield Inn and Suites, The DAYTONA, an Autograph Collection hotel, and 282 luxury apartments. Visitors, race fans, and residents recognize ONE DAYTONA as the place to live, work, stay and play in the Daytona Beach area. The destination features a comprehensive Public Art program with installations throughout including the Jantzen Diving Girl in Victory Circle. For a complete list of tenants, please visit Onedaytona.com/Directory. For more information and the latest updates, visit OneDaytona.com, follow us on Facebook (OneDaytona), Instagram (@onedaytona) or Twitter (@ONEDAYTONA).