Last weekend’s Winter Park Alpine ArtAffair truly had something for everyone. Over 70 exhibitors and vendors traveled to the Rendezvous Event Center to proudly display, and hopefully sell, their works of creative genius. Many of the exhibitors return year after year, but this year’s event also brought some new, incredibly talented artists and creators. 

On Saturday afternoon, local favorites Kjell Jensen and Brandon Mach played music for the crowd, and Sunday afternoon brought a memorable performance by Red Dirt Hill.

 The juried event provided steep competition, challenging this year’s judges. It came down to “splitting hairs” to make their winning selections for some of the categories, said one judge. At a private reception sponsored by Wild Horse Catering on Saturday night, 15 ribbons and a total purse of $975 was awarded to the winners.

Best in Show: Cristobal Espinoza

Best in Fine Art: Karen Vance

Best in Fine Craft: Suzi’s Baskets


Ceramics: Bluehaven Porcelain

Drawing: Freestone Fine Art

Fiber: Rendezvous West

Glass: Sandberg Designs

Jewelry: Lost Girl Metalworks

Metal: Mike’s Metal-ing

Mixed Media: Erlund Johnson Studios

Painting: Bruce White

Photography: John Whitworth 

Printmaking: Noreen Art

Sculpture: Rough Around the Edge

Wood: R Designs 

Each year, the Winter Park Alpine ArtAffair also awards graduating seniors, pursuing the arts in post-graduate studies, with scholarship funds. The 2019-2020 $1,000 scholarship winners are Linneya Gardner, Kye Kuriyama, Kiana Ledin, Connor Life, Theo Loo and Ashley Trotter.

Event Director, Cheryl Day, said sales numbers for the event are still being tallied, but she thought attendance was even better than last year. “All in all, it was another great event”. Without skipping a beat, Day has already begun planning for next year’s 47th annual Winter Park Alpine ArtAffair and we can’t wait!