The Viewers’ Choice Award, determined by the public’s vote during the Fulton Art Association’s 2013 High School Invitational Art & Photography Show held Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, was tallied at the end of the competition.
All individuals who attended the high school show were provided the opportunity to vote for their favorite art or photography entry in the show.
The winner of the Viewers’ Choice Award for 2013 receives a ribbon comparable to Best of Show and a check for $50 sponsored by Fulton Savings Bank.
The winner of the Viewers’ Choice Award for the 2013 high school show was awarded to Jeff Rusaw, a senior from G. Ray Bodley High School, for his 3D Metal eagle, with a 4’ wing span, entitled “Free Bird,” which also won 1st place in the 3D category.
The artwork with the second highest number of votes was “Disney,” a pencil drawing by Karly Hotaling, a senior at Phoenix.
Third place tally was Nikki Baker-Lanning, a junior at Fulton, for her ceramics entry, “Jack & His Hill.” Fourth place was taken by William Hollis, a Fulton senio for his computer graphic art entry entitled “Galaxy.”
Fifth place was a five-way tie: Kayla Volkomer, an Oswego sophomore for her mixed media painting called “Birds in Winter”; Ashley Pitters, an Oswego senior for his drawing pencil entry, “CATastrophe,” which took the judges’ Best of Show Award; Jake Baker, a Fulton senior for his 3D metal entry, “Crush”; and Allie Dennison, a Hannibal junior, for her oils painting titled “Daisy.”