The Dubuque County Fine Arts Society awarded $1000 in cash prizes to three exhibiting artists who displayed their work in the 2012 DubuqueFest Art Fair held May 19 and 20 in Washington Park in downtown Dubuque, Iowa. The artists were recognized at a reception held on Saturday, May 20 at the Dubuque Museum of Art. Three Artist Awards were granted: Best in Show (cash prize of $500), Second Place ($300), and Third Place ($200).

Best in Show: Tim Senn, pottery

Second Place: Amber Ruden, jewelry

Third Place: David Livingston, wood turning

The goal of the annual DubuqueFest Artist Awards is to reward the work of art fair vendors and provide economic reward to cultural workers across the region. Artist/Sculptor Jessica Teckemeyer and Associate Professor of Art at Clarke University served as Art Fair Judge. The awards were announced at the DubuqueFest Art Fair’s annual Artist Awards Reception at the Dubuque Museum of Art. The evening offered cash awards, delicious food by East Mill Catering, wine by Miss Kitty’s Grape Escape, and craft brew by Shane Lenane of Blackbird Brewing. An artful evening indeed!