RFAF 2016 Winners
2016 Riverwalk Fine Art Fair Winners
BEST OF SHOW
Nestor Yuflo - 2D Mixed Media – Booth #154
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
Michael Bond: Printmaking/Etching – Booth #119
Jeff Easley: Wood – Booth #103
Karen Gelbard: Fiber – Booth #61
David Gilbertsen: 2-D Mixed Media – Booth #108
Aletha Jones: Watercolor – Booth #109
Jaana Mattson: 3-D Mixed Media – Booth #8
Taylor Mazer: Drawing – Booth #2
Teresa Moorehouse: 2-D Mixed Media – Booth #113
Wesley Rasko: Glass – Booth #148
Robert Trisko: Jewelry – Booth #25
Michael Adcock: 3-D Mixed Media – Booth #20
Michael Barnes: Ceramics – Booth #110
Geoffrey Harris: Digital Art – Booth #128
Sharon Spillar: Acrylic/Oil – Booth #96
2016 Riverwalk Fine Art Fair Sponsors
Main Street Promenade
2016 Riverwalk Fine Art Fair Judges
Robert Lee Fritz
Robert Lee Fritz has worked with hot glass out of his home studio since 1975. He specializes in creating blown crystal vases, cast and hot worked sculptures, and light pods on which he carves various images from nature.
Numerous corporate clients have commissioned Bob for work, including the Federal Reserve Bank, The International Animation Festival of Ottawa Canada, Genworth Financial, Deloitte Consulting, American Rehabilitation Association, and FamilyCare of Illinois. His works have been well received in Japan, having participated in exhibitions at Tokyo Crafts Expo and International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa.
Bob is represented in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe. His freeblown glass is in the permanent collection of Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark and has twice been featured in New Glass Review, a publication of the Corning Glass Museum in New York.
Eric Gorder is an artist and educator from Joliet, Illinois, where he is Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Joliet Junior College and partner of e2 art and design. He has a BFA in Ceramics from the University of New Mexico and an MA and MFA in Ceramics from the University of Iowa. As a clay artist, Eric focuses on producing both functional and sculptural objects. His work is characterized by volumetric form and texture. His dynamic clay surfaces are developed in both the building and firing processes, which creates nuanced textures that enhance the simple forms. He has exhibited his work in numerous national and international exhibitions, including publication in Lark Books’ 500 Vases. His artwork can be viewed at www.ericgorder.com.
Elise Kendrot is an arts educator and studio artist living in Joliet, Illinois, where she is an Adjunct Instructor of Metalsmithing at Joliet Junior College and a partner of e2 art and design. She has a BFA in Sculpture, Summa Cum Laude, from Syracuse University and an MA and MFA in Sculpture, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Iowa. Currently, her mixed media artwork investigates humanity’s strained relationship with natural world. Regardless of media or narrative, Elise focuses on creating beautifully crafted objects. These artworks often reference the imagery and materials of religious relics and icons. Her art can be viewed at www.elisekendrot.com.
Gary Schirmer has been active in the art community for over 40 years. For 24 of those years he has been a studio art educator at the College of DuPage and Joliet Junior College where he continues to teach painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and art appreciation. In addition, Gary works as a commercial artist and illustrator as well as a scenic painter and prop designer/fabricator for film, television and live theater production.
Gary’s background includes an M.F.A. Painting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a B.A. Studio Art / Painting, Minor graphic arts technology Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. His education has allowed him to develop his recognizable style which he defines as representational with narrative based themes, often commenting on social and psychological perspectives relative to human relations and the post-modern condition.