Released May 26, 2016

‘Festival of Flowers PaintOut’ winners announced


Contact: Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, [email protected]

NASHVILLE, Ind. — Winners from this past weekend’s Festival of Flowers PaintOut at T.C. Steele Historic Site have been announced. See list below.

Teens Age 13 through 18
First Place:  Donnie Mattos, Bloomington, Ind.
Second Place:  James Szalkie, Indianapolis
Third Place: Lillian Wooten, Morgantown, Ind.
Honorable Mention: Jacob Wooten, Morgantown, Ind.; Jesse Ann Miller, Martinsville, Ind.

Children Age 12 and Under
First Place:  Drew Lybolt-Wagner, Indianapolis
Second Place:  Emma Szalkie, Indianapolis
Third Place:  Elizabeth Mattos, Bloomington, Ind.
Honorable Mention:  Barrett Timmons, Emerson Timmons, Bella Uppinghouse, Kate Uppinghouse, Bloomington; Audrey Eikenberry, Claire Eikenberry, Simon Lybolt-Wagner, Indianapolis

Adult Oil
First Place:  James Stahlhut, Franklin, Ind.
Second Place:  Steve Warner, Indianapolis
Third Place:  Anne-Karin Bly, Bloomington, Ind.
Honorable Mention:  Don Geyra, Rita Orcelletto, Bloomington, Ind.; Ann Fahey, Columbus, Ind.; Mary Ann Davis, Josh Rush, Indianapolis; Scott Cotton, Morgantown, Ind.; Dylan Quackenbush, Nashville, Ind.

Adult Acrylic
First Place:  Anabel Hopkins, Nashville, Ind.
Second Place:  Lydia Burris, Indianapolis
Third Place:  Jennifer Christian, Bloomington, Ind.
Honorable Mention:  Dave Voelpel, Indianapolis; Karen Quackenbush, Nashville, Ind.

Adult Watercolor
First Place:   Tereasa Laakman, Bloomington, Ind.
Second Place:  Robert Burris, Columbus, Ind.
Third Place:  Carol Riley, Ossian, Ind.

Adult Mixed Media/Drawing/Other
First Place:  Donna Shortt, Indianapolis
Second Place:  Corrine Hull, Indianapolis
Third Place:  Kevin Carlson, Madison, Ind.
Honorable Mention:  Betty Wagoner, Bloomington, Ind.; Kathy Bianco, R.A. Buys, Indianapolis

People’s Choice, selected through secret ballot by artists and visitors in both the child/teen categories and separately in the adult categories, was awarded to the first place Teen Watercolor painting by Donnie Mattos, and the first place Adult Pastel by Donna Shortt.

More than 60 artists participated. First-place and People’s Choice winning artwork is now on display through June 8 in the Brown County Art Gallery in downtown Nashville.

Winners were chosen by a panel of judges in six categories.  Adult artists were divided by media and children and teen artists were divided by age.

This year’s event was co-sponsored by the Friends of T. C. Steele State Historic Site.

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T.C. Steele State Historic Site is located on Hwy 46 just west of Nashville in the heart of artistic Brown County. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, the site is where nature’s beauty meets the artist’s canvas. The home, studio and gardens of this noted Hoosier artist still provide inspiration today through site tours, outdoor painting competitions and artist-in-residence programs. For more information, call 812.988.2785 or visit