Thank you, every artist and gallery worker and visitor to the 2013 Art Prize in Akron – each one of you is responsible for the success of this event.
And a huge thank you to Rich Hoselton and the whole team at Downtown Akron Partnership whose hard work brought it all together.
OVER 2,000 people viewed the artwork in Art Prize!
Thank you to the Akron Art Museum for hosting the finale party, which was attended by 526 artists and art lovers!
Following are the twenty-five artists who received the most votes, please note ranks 7 through 25 are listed in alphabetic order, not by number of votes.
First Place: Christopher Kovacevich
First Runner Up: Brian Parsons
Second Runner Up: Michael W. Marras
Third Runner Up: Carol Tomasik
Fourth Runner Up: Tom Baldwin
Fifth Runner Up: Ron White
Also in the top 25: Caleb Aronhalt, Rebecca Aronhalt, Courtney T. Cable, Eileen Dorsey, Dixie Frank, Yolanda Garcia, Julie Holman, Leslie Edwards Humez, Linda Hutchinson, Jessica Lofthus, Bill Lynn, Dean Pol, Heidi M. Rolf, Chris Ross, Megan Louise Shane, Darrell Stout, Debra Thompson, Casey Vogt, and Aaron Witwer.
The Burton D. Morgan Foundation partnered with us to help support the Artist as Entrepreneur Institute founded by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture and presented by Akron Area Arts Alliance and COSE beginning Tuesday, November 12th at Summit Art Space. This program covers topics that impact an artist’s daily operations, including: defining your product or service, forming an individual action plan, building a marketing plan, raising capital, accounting, taxes, and more. Space is limited and reservations are required, visit akronareaarts.org/aei or call 330-376-8480.