Best in Show
Andrea Handy (Fiber) website
2012 Judges Awards
Mark Titus & Sharon Hammill Diebolt (Wood) website
Karen Hibbs (Glass) website
Christopher Stangler (Mixed Media) website
Steven Kolodny (Jewelry) website
Patricia Wilder (Photography)
Lynette Blake (Painting: Oil) website
Mark Klammer (Clay) website
Linda Lawrence (Jewelry) website
Connie Ehindero (Painting: Acrylic) website
Evette Slaughter (Painting: Oil) website
2012 Arts at the Gardens Judges
Linda Butwid has a BA in fine art from the University of Denver. While in Denver she had the opportunity to train closely with a Master Goldsmith and then went on to design and create fine jewelry for over 35 years. She was owner of H. Butwid & Co., Goldsmiths on Park Avenue in Rochester and co-founder of Graylin & Co., Fine Jewelers located in Midtown Plaza.
Bleu Cease holds a BA from Warren-Wilson College in Asheville, NC and an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester. He has worked professionally as a curator, arts administrator, educator and designer for the past seven years and is currently Executive Director/Curator of Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo). RoCo provides art-educated and general audiences open access to a diverse sampling of contemporary art by local, regional and national artists.
Bill Edwards has been involved in fine arts photography for more than 45 years as owner of Spectrum Gallery, photographic publisher and fine arts photographer. He has curated over 150 photographic exhibits through Spectrum Gallery and has acted as juror for many regional photographic shows. He is the owner of Lumiere Photo in Rochester, NY.
Kathy Quinn’s early career started by studying design in NYC. She now holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a BS in Design from Buffalo State University. As a freelance artist, her work has been featured in galleries from the east coast (including Julie Artisans Gallery in NYC) to the west coast. Kathy served on the faculty of Syracuse University in conjunction with teaching high school art for 18 years.