Paint the Beach Winners


Another Paint the Beach Festival plein air art festival is in the books, leaving a new group of artists enamored with our picturesque island and many residents and visitors new owners of original artwork created right here.

Winners of the Main Competition:

Juried Division:

1st Place: David Belling, “Shrimp Shop”
2nd Place: Neil Walling, “Solitude”
3rd Place: Kathy Taylor, “Bowditch”
Merit Award: John Sanchez, “Vacation Home”
Honorable Mention: Fran Mangino, Michele Barron Buelow, Barb Valentine and Julie Nusbaum.

Emerging Division:

1st Place: Sherry Collier, “Sunrise St. Carlos Island”
2nd Place: Lynne Wesolowski, “Junkanoo Blues”
3rd Place: Patricia St. Onge, “Alley in Ft. Myers Beach”
Merit Award: Kelli Mason, “Holiday Court-Old School”
Honorable Mention: Floyd Lawrence, Mary Klunk, Sharon Yarbough and Tom Crosby

Most Representative of Beach: Keith Johnson, “Early Morning Walk”
Quick Draw Winners

Adult Division

1st Place: John Sanchez
2nd Place: Neil Walling
3rd Place Linda Richichi
Honorable Mention: Sheila Wissner

Student Division

1st Place: Rebecca Casimir
2nd Place: Vivien Cimafranca
3rd Place: Tricia Shamburger
Honorable Mention: Alina Castellanos
People’s Choice: Erma Jean Woodis, “Ft. Myers Beach”

Sundowner Event

1st Place: Crista Friedl
2nd Place: Sheila Wissner
3rd Place John Sanchez