Seventeen entered the 16th annual Rural Alliance for the Arts Community Art Show, part of the Batesville Music and Arts Festival, notes coordinator Connie Rozman.
An art show reception and cash prizes awards ceremony for the artists and public was held on the fest’s second evening June 19 at Community Church of Batesville, 103 E. George St., where the art will be displayed in windows through June 28 for citizens to view.
After over 100 attendees voted, the People’s Choice Award went to Carmen Nunlist, Batesville, for “Enchanted Cottage,” a quilt entered in the applied art category. Judges determined she also won the Best of Show prize.
Other applied art winners: first place, Paul Borchelt, Batesville, “Wooden Bowl”; second place, Williams Jones, Sunman, “Wooden Segmented Vase.”
Fine art prizes: first place, Chris Ault, Batesville, “Susan MacDowell Eakins Study,” pencil and charcoal; second place, Peter Hertel, Batesville, “Burgundy,” inks; third place, Heather Paul, Batesville, “Chameleon,” spray paint/customed designed stencil.
In the photography category, winners were first place, Janet Smith, Batesville, “Fishing”; second place, Kathryn Welsh, Brookville, “Tea Time”; third place, Jim Hunter, Batesville, “Lamplite”; and honorable mention, Jaime Mustaine, Batesville, “Free Spirit.”
Other participants are Sandy Zeigler, Batesville, “Days End,” photography; Kerri Kase, Batesville, “Giraffe Wedding Ceremony,” fabric/beads; Sara Mustaine, Batesville, “Immersion,” sharpie art; Susan Singh, Osgood, wood/acrylic; Debi Black, Milan, “Dreamer,” watercolor; Rose Meyer, Batesville, “Reflections,” photography; and Thomas Geis, Batesville, “Vintage Beetle,” pencil.