March 17-19, 2017

15 Mar · Hannah Lyle · No Comments

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning...


After a whirlwind of a weekend, we at ESAC are so happy with the turnout for our OUTDOOR ART SHOW! This year, the show was made up of 128 artists’ booths, located on the grounds of the Eastern Shore Art Center and the surrounding downtown area of Fairhope, Alabama. The weather was beautiful, and what more can you really ask for?

And the Winner Is...

A big part of our show are the awards we give out to artists in various categories. Our judges spent six hours on Friday visiting each artist’s booth to make sure they gave each artist their due attention. They even had to call us from the car to give us their comments! The awards include:


  • Best of Show
  • Isabel Jackson Award
  • First Place for various categories, including painting, graphics/drawing/pastels, fine craft/jewelry, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics
  • Second Place for the categories
  • Reciprocal Award from the Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Foundation to an OAS Artist
  • Reciprocal Award from OAS to the Foundation’s Artist


Every year, we announce the winners at the Awards Dinner on the Friday of the Art Show, presenting ribbons to the artists so they can proudly display their awards at their booths for the rest of the show. You’ll find a list of these winners below!

Overall Winners...

Best of Show

Vladimir Ovtcharov

Isabel Jackson Award

James Floyd

First Place Winners...


Chris Harsfield


Steve Shepard

Fine Craft/Jewelry

Gayle Campbell


Mixed Media

Athlone Clarke


Ted Armulowicz


Robin Rodgers

Second Place Winners...


Molly McGuire


Beau Stahl

Fine Craft/Jewelry

Jayne DeMarcay


Mixed Media

Frank Thompson


Ed Brownlee

Reciprocal Awards...

Reciprocal Award from the Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Foundation to an OAS Artist

Mitch Evans

Reciprocal Award from OAS to the Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Foundation's Artist

Joseph & Bridget Farmer

See You Again Next Year!

We always have so much fun here at ESAC during Outdoor Art Show. We’re already looking forward to the next one! Until then, we’ve compiled a short slideshow of snapshots from this weekend, which you can find below!

Which booth was your favorite at Outdoor Art Show 2017? Let us know in the comments below!

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