Best of All Possible Worlds by Saul Melman took the purchase award.
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Accompanied by drum rolls from the Boom Squad, officials representing the Sculpt EVV juried outdoor sculpture exhibition announced its winners during the Art EVV art and music fair on June 9 in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District.
The winners were:
- $20,000 Purchase Award Winner: Saul Melman for Best of All Possible Worlds
- $10,000 Best-in-Show: Amelia Toelke for Comings and Goings
- $5,000 Second Place: Scott Ross for Attic Frame
- $1,000 Third Place: Tom Scicluna for Scheme
- $500 People's Choice: Jonathan Hils for Emperor's New Clothes
During the event, USI students led tours of the 0.3 mile sculpture walk and discussed the artists and their sculptures. Winners of Sculpt EVV were chosen from among 12 sculptures selected for the exhibition by juror Marilu Knode, executive director of Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis.
Sculpt EVV is on display and open to the public through April 21, 2013. People can enjoy the exhibition by starting at the first site at Washington and Parrett streets next to the Bokeh Lounge. Sculpt EVV maps available at each site will guide visitors around the exhibition.
Sculpt EVV is a partnership between the City of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana, the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, and the Evansville Bicentennial Committee. The Best-in-Show winner for Clay EVV, a companion exhibition organized by Alisa Holen, USI assistant professor of ceramics, was Erin Furminsky for Push. Clay EVV is on display in the Adams Gallery, 56-58 Adams Avenue, on Friday and Saturday through July 6, 2012.
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