49th Annual Mandarin Art Festival - Category Winners & Art Festival Judges
Congratulations to our 2017's 49th Annual Mandarin Art Festival Category Winners.
Photographs by Dennis Adams
Inspired by a trip to Vienna, Ted began painting in 2001. In May 2006, American Artist magazine featured Ted's work and the story of his successfully launching into watercolor. He was later published in the best of watercolor series, SPLASH 11 and SPLASH 16, the Best of America Water Artists & Artisans, as well as several other publications, and is a Signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society. Ted has also won several "Best of" and 1st place awards, and has become a popular workshop instructor. An avid kayaker, his oil paintings and watercolors show a fascination with light and color, depicting nature's beauty, wildlife, pets, and people.
Lorna Jean Thunderhorse
Lorna Jean Thunderhorse is the owner of Lorna Jean Art Gallery and Learning Center in Crystal River, Florida. Thunderhorse is a watercolor painter, jewelry designer, and an instructor of both. With little time to relax and paint, her preferred subject matter is wildlife. She has traveled the outdoor art show circuit for over 20 years, and 8 years ago decided to stay local and opened her gallery. She still attends art shows, but now as a fine art judge, which she enjoys very much. After judging the Mount Dora Arts Festival where she reviewed nearly 300 exhibitors, Thunderhorse commented that she looks for originality, consistency in a booth, and how well executed is the artwork.
Best in Show Awards
Best in Show