2019 Awards

2019 People's Choice Award

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people visit SculptureWalk and vote for their favorite sculpture. This year's People's Choice honor goes to artist Gary Hovey for his piece Under Construction!

This piece will be purchased by the city of Sioux Falls and added to their permanent collection.

Under Construction by Gary Hovey
Under Construction by Gary Hovey

‘Best of Show’ Awards

SculptureWalk 16th Anniversary Virtuoso Best of Show winners represent the best-of-the-best sculptures as judged on artistic merit and creativity by SculptureWalk sculptors. The top sculpture is “Silver Belle” by internationally recognized artist, Heather Wall of Powell River, British Columbia, Canada.

The winning artists receive a cash award made possible by a gift from the Scoular Family Trust and become eligible to be named a Virtuoso Sculptor.

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

Silver Belle – Heather Wall

Silver Belle by Heather Wall
Silver Belle by Heather Wall

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

In the Mystic Forest – Bobbie Carlyle

An Angel in Contemplation – Ben Hammond*

Under Construction – Gary Hovey

High Five – Christine Knapp

Keep Your Balance – Ray Kobald

All The World – Lee Leuning & Sherri Treeby* New Virtuoso Sculptors

Spiral Dance – Harold Linke

Respendent Ardor - Gregory Mendez

Confluence – Ken Newman

Kit Fox – Pokey Park

Prairie Vane – Dan Perry

Cimarron – Travis Sorenson* New Virtuoso Sculptor

*Ben Hammond, Travis Sorenson, Lee Leuning & Sherri Treeby have achieved SculptureWalk Virtuoso Sculptor Certification and will now be recognized as Virtuoso Sculptors.

Sculptures are judged by their peers for artistic merit and creativity. BEST OF SHOW and 12 BEST OF SHOW II awards will be presented. Artists winning 3 Best of Shows over their career will be honored as a SculptureWalk Virtuoso Sculptor. All Virtuoso Sculptors will receive prominent status and additional honorariums going forward.