Awards were chosen by juror Emily Smith of 1708 Gallery in Richmond. Through the use of callforentry.org, BRAA forwarded 389 works of art to her to consider. She selected 64 pieces for the walls. 64 artists from 21 towns/cities are represented in this excellent show. Emily travelled to Blacksburg to make her award selections by studying the actual pieces. Awards are as follows:
Best in Show - Abby Ketcham, Blacksburg
First Award of Excellence - Jesi Pace-Berkeley, Blacksburg
Second Award of Excellence - Cavan Fleming, Blacksburg
Award of Distinction in Sculpture - William Lenard, Richmond
Award of Distinction in Photography - Mina Hatami, Blacksburg
Award of Distinction in Mixed Media - Amy Herzel, Blue Ridge, Va.
Award of Distinction in Fiber - Dawn Waters, Konnarock, Va.
Award of Distinction in Watercolor - Danie Janov, Christiansburg
Award of Distinction in Oil - Laura Vahlberg, Roanoke
Honorable Mention, Photography - Andrew Hersey, Richmond
Honorable Mentions - Bradley Chriss, Salem and Taliaferro Logan, Roanoke