2013 Judges

2013-Judge-MindyColtonMindy Colton

Mindy graduated with honors from the High School of Music & Art in NYC, and attended Parson’s School of Design. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington University School of Fine Art in St. Louis, and spent her junior year in San Miguel de Allendé studying painting. She also has an M.A. Mindy pursued a career in graphic design, illustration and photography. Leaving this career behind, Mindy turned her focus to sculpture. For over fifteen years, Mindy has exhibited and won awards in two and three dimensional mediums, including, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed-media and sculpture. Her work is in museums and galleries and in public and private collections across the United States, Canada and Europe. She has judged and juried over thirty art shows.

Paul Aho

Paul Aho received a MFA degree from University of South Florida, has twice been awarded a South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship for his work as a painter. Paul has held administrative positions as chief program officer for the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and dean of the School of Art at the Armory Art Center. He has also served as director of visual art services and public art programs for the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, and prior to moving to Kentucky, was an adjunct professor of art at Florida Atlantic University. Paul currently serves as dean for the Paducah School of Art and Design, where he also teaches digital photography. He has judged numerous art festivals and juried exhibitions over the decades.