EMERGing Artists Winners Announced

The winning pieces were announced during the EMERGing Artists reception on September 10.

The Gallery at Carrollwood Cultural Center celebrated local emerging artists exhibiting artwork in the EMERGing Artists show during a reception on Friday, September 10.

The EMERGing Artists exhibit, on display at the Center through September, showcases work by local visual artists who have been displaying their work for three years or fewer. Art Curator Michele Stone announced the winning pieces during the reception.

The winning pieces include:

  • First Place for “My Grandmother, Dacota Maphis” by Dacota Maphis
  • Second Place for “Larry the Lobster” by Kathy Carrier
  • Third Place for “Indian Villager” by Sheka Kasturi
  • And honorable mentions for “Caribou 2” by Debra Campbell, “You Make Me Blush” by Elizabeth Ebanks, and “Two Lions” by Sheka Kasturi.

Dana Warner judged the show to determine the winners. Warner holds a master’s degree in Art Education and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida. Warner is the former assistant curator of education at the Polk Museum of Art and the former curator of education at the Florida Gulf Coast Art Center. She currently serves on the board of directors for Tempus Projects and is the development director for the Carrollwood Cultural Center.

EMERGing Artists will remain on display through September. Admission to The Gallery is free. For more information, visit carrollwoodcenter.org, email [email protected] or (813) 922-8167.