March 31, 2006
the winner is…
Sculpture Key West People’s Choice Awards
Announced at Closing Party
Key West officially ended its 2006 show with an awards ceremony and party
for artists and SKW supporters at Lucky Street Gallery, Saturday, March
25. Most of the artists were in town to deconstruct their large-scale
works that have dotted the fields and beaches of Fort Zachary Taylor State
Park since mid-January.
the ballots were counted, the People’s Choice awards were announced:
by Land (sponsored by the Key West Citizen): Rick Worth, In Memory of
Kido. Worth’s large-scale homage to his late, lamented three-legged
dog was a Chia pet grown large and blooming with impatiens. Runners-up:
Colorfields, the site-specific audience participation work by Mike Ross
and Nicole Whelan, and Barbara Vogel’s Juggler, made of mango wood
felled by Hurricane Wilma.
by Sea (sponsored by the Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships): Cecilia Lueza’s
Sun Dancer sculpture, two larger-than-life dancing figures garbed in brilliant
oranges and yellows. Runner-up: Johnny Tsunami by Larry Estridge.
by Air (sponsored by American Eagle Airlines): Avra Jain for Alphabet
Soup, brilliant plastic letters that floated in the moat around the fort.
during the annual Art Lights Fort Taylor fundraiser in February, several
other awards were announced:
Grand Esplanade Award (sponsored by Bob Crane): Colorfield, Mike Ross
and Nicole Whelan took first place; second was won by Antuan, for his
stacked toilets, The Nature of Men; third, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Scofield,
for Indicator, the field of bright pink poles.
Duke Rood Award (sponsored by a large group of the late wood sculptors
friends and patrons including Judith Gaddis, Elaine Weitzen, Frank Marshal,
Harry and Marie Mathews, Bill and Peyton Budinger, Linda and Michael Mewshaw,
Marguerite Whitney, Annie Dillard and Bob Richardson, and David Wolkowsky):
Barbara Vogel’s Juggler.
Jim Racchi Award (Racchi, a park employee and metal sculptor, had the
initial vision of a sculpture exhibition almost 13 years ago) : Katherine
Doughy, Shallow Cisterns Spiral. This site-specific award is sponsored
by Kenn Edwards and Roger Emmons.
more information, contact Karley Klopfenstein
at 305-295-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org