IMAGINE THIS: One Daytona honors 14 artists in a show SOLD OUT

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


Austin Balduff, Drawing, Orlando

Special donation ($13,500)

Volusia County Public Schools Visual Arts Program

Special Donation ($4,000)


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