Mystic Outdoor Art Festival announces winning artists


Information via Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

MYSTIC, CT – The jury for the 63rd annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival and the Grand Mystic Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the winning artists of this year’s festival at the start of Saturday night’s performing arts program at the Mystic Seaport. Performers will be honored at their booth on Sunday during the show and celebrated at the festival-wide breakfast, distributed to information booths and sponsored by Sift Bake Shop, BRU Coffee, Schooners Iced Tea and Lemonade and Foxwoods. The winners are:

Category (Sponsor)

Best in Show (The Arling Family): David Winigrad

Robert Brackman Award (Noank Shipyard / Seaport Marine): Thomas Laraia

Beonne Beronda Prize (Grover Insurance): Melody Consadine

Marion Tetlow Award (Block, Janney, Sisley, LLC): Mackenzie Shaughnessy

Milton Baline Prize (Mohegan Sun): Roger DiTarando

Emerging Artist Award of Excellence (Mystic Chamber Foundation): Sarah Woodward

Best Paintings (Costello’s Clam Shack): Robert Blazek

Best of Painting (Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough): Susan Grisell

Best of Mixed Media (Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce): Richard Borden

Best of Illustration / Graphic Design (R&B Clothing): Betsy Barry

Best of Pastels (Sales Up 4 Cancer): Robin Frisella

Best of Photography (Pochal & Pochal Law): David Siecziewicz

Best of Sculpture (Mark and Heather Somers): Tim Cromarty

Best of Watercolor (Simply Majestic): Jackie Maloney

Fine Crafts (sponsored by the Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation)

Teddy Goberis Award for Excellence in Ceramics: Christine Lush- Rodriguez & Amee Hussey

Louise Forest Gibson Award: Michael Radigan & Rebecca Grills

Mabel Kingsbury Fentress Award: Katie Strano and Janey Harrington

Joseph Gualtieri Award: Paul Miller & Sean Macdonald

Alice Clark Hubbard Award: John Lee and Chelsea Bird

The 63rd Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival took place on Saturday and Sunday August 14-15, 2021 along the Mystic River and Mystic Seaport. More than 200 artists participated in this annual event presenting more than 100,000 works of art.

The show would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. The main sponsors of this year’s event were: The Whaler’s Inn, Foxwoods Resort Casino, WFSB Channel 3, BMW Of New London, Chelsea Groton Bank, 100.9 K-Hits, StoneRidge, The Westerly Sun, Mystic River Yacht Club, Capitol Equipment & Marine, Navy Federal Credit Union, Connecticut Mystic Country, Mystic Museum of Art, Krush Graphics, Kent and Frost and the engine room.

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