42nd Annual Leesburg Art Festival Judges


Richard Colvin

Richard Colvin is an artist and museum professional.

Born in Olathe, Kansas (1957), Colvin's family relocated to Florida in the mid-1960s. Colvin received an art education courtesy of a succession of mentors: Barbara Bassett at the Art Workshop in Winter Park, Thomas F. Peterson at Rollins College, and through observing Central Florida's legendary painter/printmakers, including Maury Hurt, Bill Orr, Jerry Raidiger, and many others. In craftsmanship and spirit, Colvin's greatest mentor is his father, Ronald P. Colvin.

During his 30+ year museum career, he has had the opportunity to study works by a wide array of masters. He continues over time to exercise his abilities in a variety of styles and mannerisms (in both painting and printmaking) and prefers to let the idea dictate the style and manner rather than external forces.


Awards & PRizes

Judges will view each artist's work. Prize ribbons are awarded on Saturday at the Artist Dinner and checks are distributed on Sunday afternoon. All prizes are awarded without regard to category. 
Best in Show is $1,000
First Place is $750
2D Judge's Choice is $500
3D Judge's Choice is $500  
10 Merit Awards at $250 each.