Art on the Square concluded Sunday in Belleville, IL


The 20th yearly Art on the Square showcased gifted artists, big crowds and scorching climate this weekend.

Much more than 100 artists descended on downtown Belleville for the once-a-year occasion that integrated will work in ceramics, glass, combined media, painting, drawing/printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, high-quality craft, electronic/graphic structure, pictures and wooden.

Carol Bartle, co-director of Art on the Square alongside with Stephanie Dorris, was thrilled with the weekend’s festivities.

“Everything has long gone excellent,” Bartle said Sunday afternoon. “The artists are satisfied. The folks coming to purchase the artwork are satisfied. So all people is delighted.”

Bartle also pointed out the amazing artwork.

“We have fabulous art,” she reported. “It’s just outstanding the array of art that we have. I’ve talked to about a dozen folks walking down the road and they are blown absent by the top quality of the artwork right here.”

Eventually, Bartle explained Artwork on the Square is far more than just an artwork exhibit, it is a showcase for downtown Belleville and an financial driver.

“There’s been a continuous move of customers,” she stated. “You seem down East Main Road, individuals are going for walks down the streets and heading into restaurants which is what we want to do.”

In this article is a list of this year’s winners and their prizes:

2022 Artist Awards Artwork on the Sq.

  • Very best of Display: Taylor Mazer (Drawing/Printmaking), $4,000 & invitation
  • Healing Arts Award: David Mayhew (Photography), $3,000
  • Joan Voss Renner: Luis Gonzalex (Wood), $2,000 & invitation
  • Ed & Helen Karasek: Laura Lebeda (Drawing/Printmaking), $1,800 & invitation
  • Mayor’s Choice: Tony Cray (Glass), $1,000
  • Barb King Jewellery: Roxy Lentz (Jewelry), $500

Very best of Category, $1,500

  • Ceramics: William Kidd
  • Electronic/Graphic Style and design: Michael Brown
  • Drawing/Printmaking: Steve Nowatzki
  • Fine Craft: Bozenna & Lukasz Bogucki
  • Glass: William Ortman
  • Jewellery: E. Douglas Wunder
  • Combined Media: Prince Duncan-Williams
  • Portray: Shawn Cornell
  • Images: Chris & Katie Robleski
  • Sculpture: Thomas Wargin
  • Wood: John Mascoll

Award of Excellence, $500

(not unique to classification)

  • Photography: Timm Chapman
  • Painting: Rey D’Alfonso
  • Jewelry: Pam Fox
  • Images: Russell Grace & Angela Kullman
  • Ceramics: William Kidd
  • Portray: Gabriel Lehman
  • Painting: Bruce Peeso
  • Painting: Jon Smith

A lot more about Art on the Square

Artwork on the Sq. is an annual juried artwork display in downtown Belleville. Artists from all in excess of the state screen and promote their work from white tents that surround the fountain and line Key Road. The 3-working day, pageant-like atmosphere also includes food items and consume vendors, musical entertainment and children’s functions.

Art on the Square has been held each and every year considering that 2002, except for 2020, when it was canceled owing to COVID-19. The pandemic also led organizers to shift it from Might to October in 2021.

This story was at first published May 15, 2022 1:45 PM.


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