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Each year three highly qualified jurors select the artists whose work will be exhibited at the festival. The jurors’ experience, credentials and commitment to art ensure another first-class festival. Many practicing artists earn their living throughout the United States. The College Hill Arts Festival is a popular venue for artists, in part because competitive prizes are awarded for works judged by our jurors as "best in the show."

College Hill Arts Festival Student Merit Award Winner

Natalie Hedden - TThe College Hill Arts Festival was pleased to continue its sponsorship of the University of Northern Iowa's 2015 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. Natalie Hedden’s Conglomerate, oil, ink, and paper collage on canvas received the $200 merit award at the Awards Ceremony on March 23rd. The 2015 juror was UNI alumna Renee Meyer Ernst, Assistant Professor of Art at St. Ambrose University in Davenport.



Award of Excellence Winners

After the Festival begins, the job of the jurors is not yet done, however; they will select five Award of Excellence winners from the exhibiting artists who will be invited to show again at the next years festival.

Five $500 prizes were awarded to the artists shown below. These best in show type awards are made possible by ourgenerous community donors (see left sidebar).

 

2014 Award of Excellence Winners

Winner #1
Artist:Neil Estrick - Ceramics - Gayslake, IL
Donor: Martin Bros. Distributing
   
Winner #2
Artist: Deloris Fortuna - Ceramics - Galena, IL
Donor: First National Bank
   
Winner #3
Artist: Brenna Klassen-Glanzer - Jewelry - Minneapolis, MN
Donor: Mudd Advertising
   
Winner #4
Artist: Rita Troller - Printmaking - Orland Park, IL
Donor: Friends of the Hearst Center for the Arts
   
Winner #5
Artist: Andy Van Schyndle - 2-D - Green Bay, WI
Donor: Kat Porter

 

People's Choice Award

 
Artist: David Leeper

2013 Award of Excellence Winners

Winner #1
Artist: Paul Lambrecht
Donor: First National Bank of Cedar Falls
   
Winner #2
Artist: Paula Sparks Dembowski
Donor: Friends of the Hearst Center
   
Winner #3
Artist: Andy VanSchyndle
Donor: Martin Brothers
   
Winner #4
Artist: Nick DeVries
Donor: Mudd Advertising
   
Winner #5
Artist: Paul Eshelman
Donor: Kat Porter

 

People's Choice Award

 
Artist: Babs Schnabel

 

The Founder's Award sponsored by C. Hugh Pettersen

 
Artist: Ryan Rathje - Jewelry
Artist: Jan Friedman - Fiber
Artist: Paul Jeselskis - Ceramics
Artist: Steve Nowatzki - Graphics/Prints

2012 Award of Excellence Winners

Winner #1
Artist: Paul Lambrecht
Medium:Wood
Donor: Kat Porter
   
Winner #2
Artist: Debra Dembowski
Medium: Jewelry
Donor: 1st National Bank of Cedar Falls
   
Winner #3
Artist: Michele Smith
Medium: Mixed Media
Donor: Friends of the Hearst
   
Winner #4
Artist: Brenna Klassen-Glanzer
Medium: Jewelry
Donor: Martin Bros. Distributing
   
Winner #5
Artist: Andy VanSchyndle
Medium: Painting
Donor: Witham Automotive

 

In 2012 a new 'Peoples Choice Award' was established. It was sponsored by CHAF Founder and Director Emeritus C. Hugh Pettersen. The first award, determined by attendees ballots, was awarded to;

 
Winner #5
Artist: Kerry Christian
Medium: Sculpture

 

2011 Award of Excellence Winners

5
Award of Excellence Winner
Artist:Gary Allen
Category:Jewelry
   
1
Award of Excellence Winner
Artist: Bekah Ash
Category: Painting
   
2
Award of Excellence Winner
Artist: Nate & Hallie Evans
Category:Ceramics
   
3
Award of Excellence Winner
Artist: Mel Fleck
Category: Graphics
   
4
Award of Excellence Winner
Artist:Dewey James
Category: Mixed Media
   

 

2010 Award of Excellence Winners

5
Award of Excellence Winner
Artist:Tom Christopher
Location:Eldora, IA
Sponsored by:Friends of the Hearst Center for the Arts
   
1
Award of Excellence Winner
Artist: Andy Van Schyndie
Location: Green Bay, WI
Sponsored by: Martin Brothers Distributing
   
2
Award of Excellence Winner
Artist: Debra Dembowski
Location:Pewaukee, WI
Sponsored by:University Book & Supply
   
3
Award of Excellence Winner
Artist: Daniel Dunbar
Location: Superior, WI
Sponsored by: 1st National Bank of Cedar Falls
   
4
Award of Excellence Winner
Artist:Elisabeth Maurland
Location: Decorah, IA
Sponsored by: Kat Porter
   

 

2009 Award of Excellence Winners

Winner #1
Artist: Michael Bond
Medium: Graphics, Prints
Donor: Henry W. Myrtle
Henry Myrtle Website
   
Winner #2
Artist: Nate & Hallie Evans
Medium: Ceramics
Donor: 1st National Bank
   
Winner #3
Artist: Gena Ollendieck
Medium: Mixed Media
Donor: Friends of the Hearst
   
Winner #4
Artist: Jay Nielsen
Medium: Jewelry
Donor: Martin Bros. Distributing
   
Winner #5
Artist: Bekah Ash
Medium: Painting
Donor: University Book & Supply
   
 


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