Des Moines Arts Festival® Announces 2018 Award Winners
Des Moines, IA – July 2, 2018 – The 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival® is pleased to announce the 2018 award winners. Mixed media artist, Amanda Outcalt from Norfolk, VA was selected as this year's Best of Show. And Ryan Koning was selected as the Leysens Family Best of Emerging Artist award winner. Ryan is a third-year Studio Art and Education major at Luther College and resides in Urbandale, Iowa.
Full List of 2018 Award Winners
Best of Show
Amanda Outcalt, Mixed Media
Leysens Family Award for Best Emerging Iowa Artist
Ryan Koning, Painting
Awards of Excellence
Tana Acton, Jewelry
Beth Bojarski, Painting
Chris Dahlquist, Photography (Ghost Notes Series)
Lynda Ladwig, Ceramics
Marina Terauds, Printmaking
Lisa Krannichfeld, Mixed Media
Cheryl Mackey Smith, Ceramics
Ernest Curry & Erin Curry, Mixed Media
Mick Whitcomb, Mixed Media
The jury for the Interrobang Film Festival also announces their 2018 award winners.
2018 Interrobang Film Festival Award Winners
Best of Show
My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes
The Old Stripper
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
The Happiness Machine
Best Feature Narrative
Best Short Narrative
Best of Iowa
IFF Producer's Choice Award
About the Des Moines Arts Festival®
The eleven-time Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival presented by Nationwide will be held June 22-24, 2018. This free annual three-day arts and culture festival will surround the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. DMAF invites you to “…go where it takes you…” by engaging with 180 invited professional visual artists, emerging Iowa artists, the cutting-edge Interrobang Film Festival, live music, performing arts, interactive arts activities, award-winning community outreach programs, live artist workshops and demonstrations, artisan food, and beverages for every taste. The Des Moines Arts Festival is presented by Nationwide and sponsored by Bravo Greater Des Moines, Prairie Meadows, Principal, and MidAmerican Energy.
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