by: Julia Ambrose and Brian McMillan
A white peacock opens its feathers for only a few seconds at a time, but Darlene O'Leary, of Ormond Beach, was ready.
O'Leary's photography was on display, along with art by about 100 other artists, Nov. 13-14, at the second-annual One Daytona Art Festival, a fine art show coinciding with Welcome to Rockville Festival at Daytona International Speedway.
O’Leary takes photos from St. Augustine to New Smyrna Beach, specializing in animals.
Another local artist, Joy Kronseder, of Port Orange, has a massive sea glass collection that inspires her art.
“We’re very encouraged by the success and support from our community," Lesa Kennedy, owner of One Daytona's Gallery500, in a press release. "Artists and vendors were excited to come back and participate, making this a sold out art festival. We’re enthusiastic about our future in 2022."
Eight artists competed for best in show, and the winner was Jacksonville's Bill Slade, who won $1,500.
“I’m delighted to see this quality of show," Harry Messersmith, a judge from DeLand, in a press release. “This festival has a great future."
The winners are ...
One Daytona President Roxanne Ribakoff announced the festival award winners:
BEST IN SHOW ($1,500)
Bill Slade, glass, Jacksonville
AWARD OF DISTINCTION (7) $750)
Jen Kish, jewelry, Palm Coast
Rolly Rae Reel, mixed media, Maitland
Andreas Montenegro, clay, Daytona Beach
Juan Carlos Cahue, jewerly, Ocala
Larry Maynard, wood, Redington Shores
Douglas Brandow, jewerly, Daytona Beach
Richard Franklin, medium, Galveston, Texas
AWARD OF MERIT ($500)
Dan Burleigh Phillips, watercolor, DeLand
Kathleen Lusby, oil, Ormond Beach
Michael Giordano, photography, Rockledge
Peter Steenland, mixed media, Daytona Beach
GALLERY500 CHOICE AWARD OF DISTINCTION ($750)
Rahmon Olugunna, oil, Evanston, Illinois
GALLERY500 CHOICE AWARD OF MERIT ($500)
Austin Baldauf, drawing, Orlando
SPECIAL DONATION ($13,500)
Volusia County Public Schools Visual Arts Program
SPECIAL DONATION ($4,000)