Local Magazine To Host Awards Show Honoring Arkansas Artists

Arkansas-based magazine The Idle Class will host an awards show to honor Arkansas artists this weekend.

The inaugural event, called The Black Apple Awards, will take place on Saturday, April 11 at The Garden Room in Fayetteville.

Nominees for the awards (listed below) were selected via online voting in 15 categories; best artisans, musical act, 2D artist, 3D artist, creative agency, filmmaker, performing poet, alcoholic craft beverage, non-alcoholic craft beverage, radio show, fashion photography, theatre company, chef, and local jewelry designer. Awards will be announced at the ceremony Saturday night.

Local musician Benjamin Del Shreve will kick off the evening with a performance at 6 p.m., followed by a fashion show at 7 p.m., and the awards show will take place after that.

Admission is $5 (or $10 for VIPs), and proceeds from the event will benefit Art Amiss, a local non-profit art collective dedicated to supporting Arkansas Artists.

For more information, check out the Facebook page for the event.

2015 Black Apple Awards nominees

Favorite Artisan
American Native Goods
American Estates
Sleet City Woman (Olivia Trimble)

Favorite Artist (2D)
Amber Perrodin
Louis Watts
Sally Nixon

Favorite Artist (3D)
Hank Kaminsky
Dayton Castleman
Eugene Sargant

Favorite Fashion Label
Esque by Leslie Pennel
Brigade Collective

Favorite Fashion Photographer
Jade Howard
Victor Chalfant
Quintin Daniel

Favorite Musical Act
Tyrannosaurus Chicken
Amasa Hines
Shawn James

Favorite Radio Show
3B Radio
Ozarks at Large
Shoog Radio

Favorite Theatre Company
The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre
Trike Theatre

Favorite Filmmaker
Dan Robinson
Alexander Jeffery
Mark Theideman

Favorite Creative Agency
Archetype Productions
Whyte Spyder

Favorite Craft Beverage (Non-alcoholic)
Arsaga’s Coffee
Onyx Coffee Labs
Pink House Alchemy

Favorite Craft Beer
Core Brewing Company
Ozark Beer Company
Fossil Cove Brewing Company

Favorite Chef
Jason Paul (Heirloom)
Jeremy Gawthrop (Greenhouse Grille)
Matthew Bell (South on Main)
Luke Wetzell (The Hive/Oven & Tap)

Favorite Jewelry Maker
Arch + Craft
Chain Crochet
Flora & Fauna

Favorite Performing Poet
Houston Hughes
Kara Bibb
Doug Shields