AFAS Artists Snag Prestigious Awards at 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

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Carmel CA, Sept 10 2015 – Six members of the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) took home awards for their work at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August. Five awards of excellence were distributed, along with the annual Art Fitzpatrick Award, the Lincoln Award, and the peer-bestowed Peter Helck Award.

“We are proud to have so many talented artists in our society who consistently bring vibrant, new pieces to show each year,” said Ken Eberts, president of AFAS. “Six of our artists took home these special awards, and two captured a pair of awards. We also experienced an increase in interest for our artwork this year. This society continues to keep conveying their passion for automobiles and art, and this year their hard work was evident with our increase in sales after our exhibit at Pebble Beach.”

“Flamboyant” by Richard Pietruska

“Flamboyant” by Richard Pietruska

For the 2015 awards, artists Stanley Rose, Tom Hale, Jim Dietz, Bruce Wheeler and Ken Eberts all received Equal Awards of Excellence. The Art Fitzpatrick Award, which is given in honor of AFAS Honorary Member Art Fitzpatrick for an artist whose piece “stirs the soul,” was given to Richard Pietruska for his sculpture entitled “Flamboyant”. The third award is the Lincoln Motor Car Company Award, which is bestowed by judges to the artist with the most elegant artwork. The Lincoln Award was given to Jim Dietz for his 29 inch by 52 inch piece entitled “At the Gate.”

Lincoln Continental

Lincoln Contintentals - AFAS Exhibit sponsored by Lincoln Motors

The final honor is the prestigious Peter Helck Award, the only one that is determined based on AFAS member votes. This year the award was given to Stanley Rose for his painting, entitled “John Lee Hooker Roadmaster Blues,” of a blues musician and a 1952 Buick.

“The Peter Helck Award is a coveted honor,” said Stanley Rose. “In fact, it is one of the highest honors as it is an award judged by my fellow artists. It means that my pieces, which try to demonstrate that the automobile plays a part in everybody’s life, rich, poor famous or unknown, are appreciated by the most prestigious group in the world.”

Next Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance AFAS Exhibit: August 21 2016.

Nuvolari Winning the 1933 TT by Peter Hearsey

"Nuvolari Winning the 1933 TT" by Peter Hearsey

About the Automotive Fine Arts Society
AFAS was established in 1983 by a group of artists who are acknowledged by critics to be among the best in their field. Members work in many diverse mediums including oil, watercolors, acrylics, wood, gouache, pen & ink, clay and metal. AFAS participates in select shows across the country including the Pebble Beach Concours d´Elegance.

Source: AFAS

Photos: Randy Berg

Pictured below: "Jud Larson at Terre Haute" by Peter Hearsey; "Bless the Lowered" by James Cleworth"1935 Delahay 135.S" by Tony Sikorski; and Shelby Cobra sculpture by Richard Pietruska

"Jud Larson at Terre Haute" by Peter Hearsey at AFAS Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2015
"Bless the Lowered" by James Cleworth at AFAS Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2015
"1935 Delahay 135.S" by Tony Sikorski at AFAS Exhibit Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2015
 Shelby Cobra sculpture by Richard Pietruska at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2015 AFAS Exhibit

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