2017 Awards

The Participating Artists

The 2017 MOSAICS Fine Art Festival featured approximately 90 juried artists from more than 16 states across America, as well as Belgium. 

Jury Selections - Joyce Rosen

The participating artists were juried into this year’s Festival by Joyce Rosen.   Joyce was MOSAICS first Executive Director helping establish the prestigious annual art festival. Joyce took her vision further by facilitating in the development of an arts facility in St. Charles and founded the Foundry Arts Centre, allowing the arts to come alive with hands on classes open to all ages and exhibitions throughout the year. Joyce is currently the President of the Best of Missouri Hands artists organization.  

Award of Recognition Selections - Zach Smithey

 The Award of Recognition winners were chosen by the MOSAICS Fine Art Festival judge, well-known St. Louis professional artist Zach Smithey.   Zack is a native to St. Charles County. He is dedicated to art in the community and art as healing. He is a man of many media. He has been asked to perform his art at Lincoln Center and perform his art at the New York Met Art Museum. After the Ferguson riots, Zack came forward with using his art to get us together throughout the city. He painted small pieces, hid them in neighborhoods throughout St. Louis area and then gave hints to citizens to find his original pieces. If they found it, they were to show it on Facebook, tell where they were in St. Louis, meet someone in that space — just make a friend in the neighborhoods. We citizens moved into areas we would never visit, art would move us there. The people who found it, got a piece of original art to start their collection and St. Louis came together in the hunt. He is an interesting citizen and an interesting artist. 

2017 Award of Recognition Winners

OIL/ACRYLIC

LESLIE EMERY

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

OIL/ACRYLIC

 Nelson Perez

 St. Louis, Missouri 

OIL/ACRYLIC

Tate Hamilton

Denver, Colorado 


LEATHER

Andres Arango

 Miami, Florida 

JEWELRY

 Sandy Harris Murphy

Colorado Springs, Colorado 

METAL

 Johnny Williams

Desoto, Missouri 

WATERCOLOR

Margaret McCarthy

St. Charles, Missouri 

PHOTOGRAPHY

KENT DURK

Columbia, Missouri 

MISC. / OTHER

Inna Deriy

Naperville, Illinois 

MISC. / OTHER

Tanya Doskova

Phoenix, Arizona