Saturday, December 2, 2023


3-1 BOT Toledo Twisted IronVisual Artist (Glass, Sculpture & Installation)

WINNER: Dane Turpening, Toledo Twisted Iron
700 N Wheeling St., 419-290-3566.
Some of the most powerful works of art to be found in the Glass City are made of metal. Dane Turpening is the mind behind pieces like “Echo” on the ProMedica downtown campus, the beautiful bronze memorial monument in honor of the Libbeys at Woodlawn Cemetery, the firepit domes downtown and more. Turpening also makes custom work for area bars and restaurants, so you may be near (or even seated on) some of his work more often than you suspect.
RUNNER UP: Art by Mingo
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Visual Artist (Painting & Drawing)

WINNER: Robert Vanitvelt
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RUNNER UP: Art by Mingo
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WINNER: Rob Lorenzo Photography
RUNNER UP: Isaiah Vazquez, i35Photography

Independent Gallery

WINNER: FireNation Glass Studio and Gallery
7166 Front St., Holland.
RUNNER UP: Gathered Glassblowing Studio


Place to Buy Local Art

WINNER: Handmade Toledo
1717 Adams St., 419-214-1717.
RUNNER UP: Toledo Museum of Art

Art Classes

WINNER: Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St., 419-255-8000.
RUNNER UP: Uncork the Artist

Dance Classes

WINNER: Company C Dance Club
6540 Central Ave. 419-841-9310.
RUNNER UP: Toledo Ballet


WINNER: Ethan Wagner
RUNNER UP: Vanessa Leonard

Local Author/Writer

WINNER: Neaira Williams, Land of the Lost Socks
RUNNER UP: Rebecca Regnier, The Widow’s Bay series

Local Theater Group

WINNER: Toledo Repertoire Theatre
16 10th St., 419-243-9277.
RUNNER UP: The Village Players

Local Actor/Performer

WINNER: Josh Costell
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RUNNER UP: Sunny Hooplove


WINNER: Reese Leonard
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RUNNER UP: Corey W. King
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Art Exhibit of 2020

WINNER: Fireflies on the Water
RUNNER UP: “Utopia: A Visual Storytelling of Our Home”

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