Fifth Annual Artie Awards celebrates local arts and culture influencersEntertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Saturday, January 27th, 2018
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Thursday night at the fifth annual Artie Awards presented by Mission Federal ArtWalk at The Westgate Hotel, three leaders in the San Diego art community were honored for their dedication and passion for the arts. The Mission Federal Art Walk team also revealed the 2018 Mission Federal ArtWalk featured artists.
The 2018 Artie Award winners included Patric Stillman, local artist and founder of The Studio Door art gallery and Chantal Wnuk and Tracy Ann Thalo, local artists and co-managers of Artist and Craftsman Supply San Diego. In addition to owning The Studio Door, Stillman is known for his work on orchestrating The Business of Art Scholarship, a program that offers one talented student a mentorship on professional development and marketing, and gives them the opportunity to have a booth at Mission Federal ArtWalk to showcase their work.
“Personally, this acknowledgement is such a heart felt honor. As an artist, entrepreneur and community activist, I often felt pulled in one direction or the other at various moments in my career. To be honored for achievements where I have found balance in all three areas while nurturing my fellow visual artists is a reward beyond riches,” said Stillman. “Thank you to Mission Federal ArtWalk for this honor.”
The second Artie Awards winners, Wnuk and Thalo, were recognized for their contribution to ArtWalk San Diego by providing an innovative, interactive art activity at all ArtWalk San Diego events—sharing their supplies and new art techniques with the community each year.
“We’re pleased to honor these outstanding community members that we’re lucky to have supporting arts and culture in our city,” said Sandi Cottrell, director of ArtWalk San Diego. “Mission Federal ArtWalk thrives through partnerships with these art influencers, and we’re thankful and proud to share the same goal—using the power of art to connect communities and individuals.”
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