Cash prizes offered for Farm to Fiddle fine arts show

By Press Release

In conjunction with the Farm to Fiddle Festival in Hotchkiss on Aug. 12-13, the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition is orchestrating a Fine Arts Show, with cash prizes, from Aug. 5-26 at the Creamery Arts Center. All media will be accepted in three categories, Professional, Advanced and Amateur.

Artists from around the state and the region are invited to participate. NFVCC members will receive $5 off their registration fee, and artists can join the Coalition on the website at registration.

Judges Kathy Steckel, Mary Hockenbery and Karen Good, one from each town in the Creative District, will award cash prizes for first place in each category, and for overall Best in Show. Mary Hockenbery is a photographer and multi-media artist who owns the Church of Art in Hotchkiss. Kathy Steckel is a painter and glass artist with KDahl Glass Studio in Crawford. Karen Good is a ceramicist and arts educator from Elsewhere Studios in Paonia.

Registration deadline for the show is July 22, and work must be delivered on July 29. The show opens Friday, Aug. 5, from 5-8 p.m., and People's Choice votes will be accepted starting that night through close of business Thursday, Aug. 11.

Awards will be presented at a reception on Friday, Aug. 12, from 6-8 p.m., during the Farm to Fiddle Festival in downtown Hotchkiss.

The Creamery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more details see the show prospectus at http://northfork, call Rita at 921-6689, or email your query to with the subject line "F2F Art Show."