2018 Awards

2018 People's Choice Award

the 2018 People's Choice Award winner is Bear Lee, Standing, by Gary Hovey! This piece will be purchased by the city of Sioux Falls and added to their permanent collection.

Bear Lee, Standing by Gary Hovey
Bear Lee, Standing by Gary Hovey

‘Best of Show’ Awards

The Best of Show awards are a part of a generous grant from the Scoular Family Trust to provide a monetary award for excellence in sculpture. Named the Virtuoso honor, artists jury each other’s work to select the Best of Show awards. The overall winner receives $2,000 and all honorees are rewarded with $1,000. The program was established in 2016 and is designed to recognize great works art and as an incentive artists to place their sculptures in Sioux Falls.

Best of Show, 1st Place | $2,000 Award

Red Legged Frog by Pokey Park

Best of Show II Awards | $1,000 Award for Each Sculptor

Study 6 by Henry Royer – WI

The Family by Ben Hammond – UT – Achieved SculptureWalk Virtuoso Sculptor Certification

Girlilla & Tiney by Gary Hovey – OH

Mushroom by Bruce Stillman – MN

Carmen Marimba by Lee Leuning/Sherri Treeby – SD

Chimertrol by Jennifer Cannon – CA

Basking by Pati Stajcar – CO

Rattlesnake by Jacque Frazee – SD

Horse by Travis Sorenson – SD

Resplendent Fervor by Gregory Mendez – IN

Battle of Perception by Clark Martinek – SD