Winners in a variety of artistic pursuits were announced Saturday, the opening day of the 45th annual Lewiston Art Festival, which attracted more than 170 artists and crafters. Hours for this, the closing day, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Best Of Show -- Christopher Stangler, Futures Mixed Media.
*Painting (oil and acrylic) -- first, Ilania Kaplan Stangler, Surface Study; second, Judith Hartke, Eye of the Beholder; third, Tony Mauro, Corkscrew; honorable mention, Douglas Mess, Edward Hopper Dreams.
*Painting (watercolor) -- first, Yenfen Huang, 9 Koi; second, Michael McMahon, Massachusetts Farm Landscape; third, Kathleen Dworak, Study in Chrome & Vermillion; honorable mention, Frederick Raiser, Little Feet.
*Photography -- first, John Parascak, Islomania; second, Thomas Garwol, Juno Pier; third, David Reade, Bridge Over Frozen Waters; and honorable mention, Vincent Agnello, Follow the Sun.
*Graphic arts and drawing -- first, Kathleen McDonnell, On a Stormy Day, pastel; second, Michael Smith, Like Mother Like Daughter, pen and ink; third, Kelly Coddington, Norwegian Fjord, charcoal; honorable mention, Ashley Takacs, Cargill Grain Elevator, graphic print.
*Sculpture -- first, Dara Gildner, In Celebration of Cats, paper sculpture; second, William Hunter III, Gone Fishing, ceramic with crystalline glaze; third, Emily Chamberlain, Creature of Habit, ceramic; and honorable mention, Dale Bosworth, Juxtaposition No. 1, marble.
*Mixed media -- first, Doreen Cutting, Falls-ominous; second, Suzanne Mair, Iris in Prague; third, JoAnn Vanderheite, Storyteller Vixen Doll; and honorable mention, Susan Sullivan, Croton.
*Artistic craft (jewelry) -- first, Michael Stephens, Reflections Through Time (mixed media necklace); second, Geri Lynn, Beautiful Morning, sterling necklace; third, Betty Stephan Chione, beaded necklace; honorable mention, Liz Kain, Lake Ontario Bracelet, stone and sterling.
*Artistic craft (glass, wood, jewelry, etc.) -- first, Stephanie Dukat, Structures above Vessel, ceramic; second, Howard Miller, untitled, turned bowl, wood; third, William Shearrow, carved Raku, porcelain; and honorable mention, Dan Bi, Autumn, paper.
*College Alley Student Exhibitor: KeyBank Chalk Walk Competition -- first, Grand Island; second, West Seneca West Team No. 2; third, West Seneca West Team No. 3; People's Choice (tie), Niagara Falls and Lewiston-Porter; and President's Choice, West Seneca West Team No. 1.