The ninth annual Fort Wayne Art Source All Media Art Show accepted entries April 6 and 7, and was judged by Matt Jones, owner and manager of the Broadway Galleries. Eighty-eight pieces were entered in the show. The art works were done in a range of mediums from pottery, beadwork and photography, through the traditional oils, watercolors and mixed media. Most of the works are available for sale.
Best of show was awarded to Elizabeth Wittke’s “Joanna in Blue”, a mesmerizing shadowed portrait in oils. It also won the merchant award donated by Starn Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
The first place award for painting went to Nathan Abels for “Metropolitan”, second place to Karen Starn’s “Golden Girl”, and third place to Elizabeth Wittke’s “A Little Comfort”. Lois Pieper won an honorable mention for her work “Indiana Summer”.
“Surprise Snow”, a photograph by Art and Sue Shull, won “best” in photography, with second place going to Doug Sundling’s “Cordova Canyon”. Timothy Dieterle won third place with “West 12th St.” and Sharon Heyerly’s “Old Barn” earned an honorable mention.
Michele Shaefer-Parr’s “Shaman of the Lake People”, an intriguing beaded character, won “best” in Three Dimensional Art, also capturing the merchant award generously donated by Imel Insurance. Laurie Savage’s pottery piece, “Roots Series”, won second and Paul Witte’s “Lidded Pecan Bowl” won third place. Another beaded piece by Shaefer-Parr, “Spirit of the Desert”, won an honorable mention.
In Other Media, Pat Lewis won “Best” for “Autumn Leaves”, an intricate color pencil work, with Marcia Neely’s “Spiral Excitement” earning second place. “Quiet Moment” by Diedra Eshcoff won third, and the honorable mention went to Nathan Abels’ “One Minute, One Minute” collage.
An artists’ reception and award ceremony was conducted Sunday, April 14.
Admission is free, the public is welcome, and the hours at Art Source, 2812 Lower Huntington Road are Wed. 4 to 8 p.m., Thurs. 5 to 8:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.