IMAGINE THIS: One Daytona honors 14 artists in a show SOLD OUT
Written by: Julia Ambrose and Brian Macmillan
The white peacock opens its feathers for only a few seconds at a time, but Darlene O’Leary, of Ormond Beach, was ready.
O’Leary’s photography, along with art by nearly 100 other artists, was shown November 13-14 at the second annual One Daytona Arts Festival, a beautiful art show that coincides with the Welcome to Rockville Festival at Daytona International Speedway.
O’Leary takes photos from St. Augustine to New Smyrna Beach, specializing in animals.
Another local artist, Joy Kronsider, of Port Orange, has a huge sea glass collection that inspires her art.
“We are encouraged by the success and support from our community,” Lesa Kennedy, owner of One Daytona Gallery500, said in a press release. The artists and vendors were excited to come back and participate, making this an all-sold-out art festival. We are excited about our future in 2022.”
Eight artists competed for the Best Show award, and the winner was Bill Slade of Jacksonville, who won $1,500.
“I am delighted to see this quality of the show,” Harry Messersmith, a judge from Deland, said in a press release. “This festival has a great future.”
The winners are…
Daytona President Roxanne Rybakov announced the festival award winners:
Best in Show ($1,500)
Bill Slade, Glass, Jacksonville
Excellence Award (7) $750
Jane Kish, Jewelery, Palm Coast
Rolly Ray Real, mixed media, Maitland
Andreas Montenegro, Mud, Daytona Beach
Juan Carlos Caho, jewelry, Ocala
Larry Maynard, Wood, Redington Shores
Douglas Brando, jewelry, Daytona Beach
Richard Franklin, Medium, Galveston, Texas
Merit Award ($500)
Dan Burley Phillips, watercolor, DeLand
Kathleen Losby, Oil, Ormond Beach
Michael Giordano, Photography, Rockledge
Peter Steinland, mixed media, Daytona Beach
GALLERY500 Excellence Choice Award ($750)
Rahman Olugona, Oil, Evanston, Illinois
GALLERY500 CHOICE AWARD OF MERIT ($500)
Austin Balduff, Drawing, Orlando
Special donation ($13,500)
Volusia County Public Schools Visual Arts Program
Special Donation ($4,000)