Ormond Beach resident Barbara Saunders showcased her art during the outdoor festival at One Daytona. Photo by Jarleene Almenas
Ormond Beach Observer
Over 90 artists showcased their artwork this weekend at the first Brushes, Bites and Blues festival at One Daytona.
The outdoor festival was presented by Brown and Brown Insurance and in partnership with Gallery500. One Daytona President Roxanne Ribakoff also presented donations to two local entities: a $5,000 donation to youth arts organization ArtHaus, and $15,000 to the Volusia County Schools Visual Art program.
“As one of the only outdoor art festivals in the area this year, we were overwhelmed by the community support,” said Lesa France Kennedy, chief executive officer of International Speedway Corporation and Gallery500 owner in a press release. “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.”
Here are the winners of the 2020 festival:
Best in Show - $1,500
Todd Fox, of Orlando (mixed media)
Award of Distinction - $750
Jen Kish, of Palm Coast (jewelry)
John Horrell, of Debary (mixed media)
Mary Wentzel, of Ormond-by-the-Sea (watercolor)
Jose Paternoster, of West Palm Beach (metal works)
Nathalie Torres, of Kissimmee (mixed media)
David Mallory, of Port Orange (wood)
Michael Giordano, of Keystone Heights (photography)