Each year during ARToberfest weekend, Western Avenue Studios artists transform simple pumpkins into dramatic works of art! From fanciful fairy tale pumpkins to fretfully frightful abstractions, you’d be amazed at how a building full of artists use their creativity in an effort to win the coveted “People’s Preferred Pumpkin” prize. During ARToberfest weekend visitors were invited to wander the hallways and vote for their favorite creation.
This year the winner of the contest was in line to recieve The Great Pumpkin Trophy, created by artist Bruce Wood of studio #427, a $50 COOL gift certificate, and a Pumpkin Spice & Chill gift set, created by Amaranth & Rue Handmade Soaps, of studio #A302. Most importantly the winner would earn bragging rights for the next year.
Here are some of the creations that were entered into the contest:
The winners of the 2016 Primped Out Pumpkins Contest are . . . . . .
Third Place: Cheryl Polcaro, studio 323, with her Caterpillar Pumpkin
Second Place: Bruce Wood, studio 427, with his Scary-Go-Round
And our first place winner: Derek McGearty, studio A210, with his Scrapsapien Workers
Congrats to everyone who took part in this year’s contest!