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Des Moines Arts Festival® Announces 2014 Award Winners

Posted June 30, 2014 in Web Exclusives

Des Moines, IA – June 29, 2014 – The on-site jury of the 2014 Des Moines Arts Festival® presented awards to 10 visual artists at an awards ceremony held this morning at Centro Restaurant in downtown Des Moines.  Mixed Media artist Dylan Strzynski was awarded Best of Show and Sodam Lee was named Best of Emerging Iowa Artists.

Dylan Strzynski puts a new perspective on common scenes that uses stunning colors projected onto unusual perspectives. The colors are subtle, the details are subtle and humor is delicately laced throughout the works.

Best of Show:
Dylan Strzynski: Mixed Media, Booth GS14

Best of Show Emerging Iowa Artists:
Sodam Lee: EIA, Booth 22

Awards of Merit:
Nicario Jimenez: 3d Mixed Media, Booth LN13
Grant Silverstein: Print Making, Booth GS40
Debra Mae Broad: Print Making, Booth GN39C
Susan Frerichs: Jewelry, GS35
Anthony Hanson: Metalworks, LN15C

Juror Awards:
Michael Schwegmann: Ceramics, Booth LS28
Helen Gotlib: Drawing and Painting Booth, GS15
Patty Roberts: Glass, Booth 15W4

The 2014 Des Moines Arts Festival will open today at 11am and close at 5pm.  Catch the spirit of Des Moines as you experience one of the nation’s best arts festivals.  For more information on the Festival please visit,, on Facebook at, twitter at @DMArtsFestival and Instagram at desmoinesartsfestival #DMAF2014, #GoWhereItTakesYou

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