On April 22nd, Artfields opened its doors and storefronts and abandoned buildings and fields of grass. Eight days, thousands of visitors, and almost 400 pieces of original art from 12 Southeastern states later, the 4 year old competitive art festival announces its 2016 winners, with Elgin's Tyrone Geter being awarded a $1000 Judges' Award of Merit for his installation "Mother Nature's Last In-House Domestic Worker."
$50,000 Top Prize Winner Charles Clary—Be Kind, Rewind
$25,000 Juried Prize Winner Brent Pafford—Remember This As a Time of Day
$12,500 3-D People’s Choice Winner Jocelyn Chateuavert—Invasive Species
$12,500 2-D People’s Choice Winner Aron Belka—Contact Tracings
Judges’ Award of Merit Sponsored by The Citizens Bank
Jasper congratulates all the winners and participants in this year's festival!