What a year this has turned out to be.
Last weekend, with friends, family, and colleagues gathered in Lake City, South Carolina, we all awaited the announcement of the winners for Artfields 2016. My video store installation was up for consideration against 300+ other fantastic works of art from across the SouthEast region. My colleague, friend, and metalworker-extraordinairre Logan Woodle took an honorable mention award; Aron Belka’s fantastic painting Contact Tracing and Invasive Species by Jocelyn Chateauvert took the People’s Choice Awards; and Brent Pafford’s remember this as a time of day took the Juried Prize.
Not expecting a win, I was blown away when Be Kind Rewind was selected as the Top Prize winner. The prize is selected by a Jury from the top 50 popular votes. It all still feels like a dream as I try to process this win.
Again, I am so honored to have been chosen as this year’s Artfields winner, and I look forward to seeing what comes next. Thanks to all of the supporters of Artfields, and congratulations to all of this year’s participants.