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We are currently working on the new website that reflects the 2018 Artsplosure event. In the mean time, please enjoy the information from last year. Check back soon!

Art Market Winners At Artsplosure 2017

Each year, we end our three days of Art for All by awarding six of our Art Market artists with prizes totaling $3,500.

This year, ceramicist Luis Enrique Gutierrez of NICA Ceramic Art was our Best In Show! 2D artist Richard Wilson received our Judges Choice Award. Painter King Godwin of Orange Elephant and jeweler Kathleen Dawtel were awarded Merit Awards and John Fesken and Jason Thomas of Red Rocket both received Honorable Mentions! Congratulations to these artists, and thank you to all of our fantastic juried Art Market artists for making our festival so incredible! We celebrated another great year of Art For All in downtown Raleigh this year, and we’re looking forward to doing it again next May with our Art Market, music, interactive art, and creativity!

Luis Enrique Guttierez holding his award
Luis Enrique Gutierrez Ceramics - vase

Best in Show Award:

Luis Enrique Gutierrez

Richard Wilson holding his award
Richard Wilson - painting of a girl standing in a field with sheep

Judges Choice Award:

Richard Wilson

King Godwin wearing his award
King Godwin Painting of a monster and trees

Merit Award:

King Godwin

Kathleen Dawtel holding her award
Kathleen Dautel french hook earrings and necklace with red pendants

Merit Award:

Kathleen Dawtel

John Fesken wearing his award
John Fesken - nude woman in shadow box

Honorable Mention:

John Fesken


Jason Thomas cartoon painting of a cat in a space suit and a mouse

Honorable Mention:

Jason Thomas

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