Mount Union College Hosts Annual ArtFest

April 15, 2010

On Sunday, July 30 with the cool breeze from the lakes and under the shade of surrounding trees, artists from the community displayed their art work at the 42nd annual ArtFest.

Sponsored by the Alliance Art Center, Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce and Mount Union College, ArtFest features original works by area artists through various mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic, ceramics, fine crafts and other media from photography to printmaking. Over 40 artists were featured.

The following artists were awarded for their original works.

Best of Show

  • A ceramic piece by Jason Bove of Lebanon


Junior Winner

  • The junior winner for his acrylic painting, Doug Granger of Minerva

Watercolors and acrylics under glass

  • First place Erma Eaton of Salem
  • Second place Mieze Riedel of Alliance
  • Third place Lisa Zitello of Austintown
  • Bernie Taylor of Alliance, honorable mention

Oils and acrylics without glass

  • First place Sally Lytle of New Philadelphia
  • Second place Kim Erb of New Philadelphia
  • Third place David Bullis of Beliot
  • Sandra Dennison of Stow, honorable mention


  • First place Mary Bobersky of Lake Milton
  • Second place David Derrig of Wadsworth
  • Third place Ann Hendel of Alliance
  • Amy Fontaine of Canton, honorable mention

Other fine arts

  • First place Larry Snode of Alliance (colored pencil)
  • Second place Gary Wyatt of Salem (pencil)
  • Third place Laurie Sanders of Chagrin Falls (photography)
  • Diana Palmer of Minerva, honorable mention (pencil)


Fine crafts

  • First place Cheryl Strait of Alliance (jewelry)
  • Second place Maria Riedel of Akron (fiber)
  • Third place David Skolosh of Alliance (wood)
  • Marcie Applegate of Boardman, honorable mention, (jewelry)
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