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Polk Museum of Art Announces Winners at 49th Mayfaire by-the-Lake

The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College announces the following artists as award winners at the 2021 Mayfaire by-the-Lake fine art festival. The winners, their hometowns, media category, and booth location at the show are as follows:

Best of Show ($5,000)

  • Ummarid Eitharong, Deland, FL, Oil and Acrylics, Booth #91

Awards of Excellence ($2,000 each)

  • Alex Lanier, Miramar, FL, Digital Art, Booth #21
  • William Kidd, Dexter, FL, Clay, Booth #77

Awards of Distinction ($1,000 each)

  • Larry Maynard, Redington Shores, FL, Wood, Booth #149
  • Janet Herman, Polk City, FL, Mixed Media, Booth #130
  • Helen Gotlib, Mixed Media & Drawing and Graphics, Booth #98/99
  • L. Alexander, Celebration, FL, Painting-Oil and Acrylics, Booth #83

Merit Awards ($500 each)

  • Susanna Spann, Cortez, FL, Painting-Watercolor, Booth #127
  • Jennifer Peck, Sarasota, FL, Mixed Media, Booth #10/11
  • John Mascoll, Safety Harbor, Wood, Booth #90
  • Jessie Reyes, Gainesville, FL, Painting-Oil and Acrylic, Booth #36
  • Stacy Tabb, Lakeland, FL, Drawing and Graphics, Booth #78
  • John Canterbury, Photography, Booth #28

Honorable Mention Awards ($200 each)

  • Robert Stein, Melborne, FL, Mixed Media, Booth #132
  • Diane Perry, The Villages, FL, Fiber, Booth #136
  • Cheri Kudja, Lakeland, FL, Sculpture, Booth #32
  • Nicola Barsaleau, LaCrosse, FL, Drawing and Graphics, Booth #41
  • Claudia Melchiorre, Cape Conaveral, FL, Jewelry, Booth #19


About the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College

The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College is a not-for-profit, teaching museum that seeks to enhance lives through inspirational and engaging art experiences for all. It is the largest and only nationally accredited visual arts organization in Polk County and the only Smithsonian Affiliate art museum in Central Florida. The Museum’s new COVID hours are Tuesdays–Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm and closed Sunday, Monday, and major holidays. The facility is handicapped accessible and special needs assistance is available. Admission is free, thanks to our strategic partner, the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation.

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