The 45th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts announces winners of the awards, totaling $75,000.

Recently hosted at Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, February 28th – March 1st, the event is a premier juried outdoor art festival.


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The winners are:

Carolina Cleere
Raymond James Financial Best of Show Award

Suzy Scarborough
Board of Directors’ Award

Leeann Kroetsch
Roddy Brownlee Reed Award of Artistic Excellence
through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

David Nugent
Mayor’s Award

Ning Lee
President’s Award

Sandra Brewster
Friends of the Museum Award

Adrian Jenkins
Yates Law Firm Emerging Artist Award

Kate Harrold
Gensler Award of Merit

Ummarid Eitharong
Hill Ward Henderson Award of Merit

Antony Becker
Holmes Hepner & Associates Architects Award of Merit

Steven Levine
Michael C. Gribbin D.M.D. General and Cosmetic Dentistry Award of Merit

Daphne Covington
Ruth Ann Pollock Memorial Award of Merit

Thomas Dumke
The Bank of Tampa Award of Merit

Marina Terauds
Waller & Wax Advisors Award of Merit

Rasa Saldaitis
Wells Fargo Award of Merit


Awards of Merit
(22 awards of $ 1,300 each)
$28,600 Total


(7 awards)


Gasparilla Festival of the Arts • PO Box 10591 • Tampa, Florida 33679 • (813) 876-1747 •

The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation dedicated to producing an annual, premier juried outdoor art festival for the enjoyment and education of patrons, artists and guests as well as for the enhancement of the Tampa Bay area’s cultural arts. The non-profit organization relies on support from sponsorships, on-site retail sales and corporate and individual gifts to fund its programs and events. The Tampa-based organization is staffed entirely by volunteers.  For more information, visit, send email to:  or call (813) 876-1747.




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