Contest Winners at CONvergence 2015

CONvergence features many different competitions for members to show off their creativity, art and performance skills! Here are some of the talented winners from CONvergence 2015!

Art Show

The CONvergence Art Show features artwork of all kinds from across the country! Each year, CONvergence members vote for their favorite pieces. Here are the CONvergence 2015 Art Show Winners!

Best Amateur Piece
Map of Middle Earth by Kaitlyn Durushia

Best Professional Piece
Kracken by Scott Nacke

Best Amateur Collection
Holly Bruce

Best Professional Collection
Charles Urbach

Best In Show
Bear Falls by Christine Mitzuk


Amateur artists are invited compete for the title of CONvergence MasterArtist by creating an original piece based on a prompt within a specific time limit and using a defined medium.

2015 MasterArtist
Laura Rakiewicz with a piece titled Sunset Stroll


CONvergence Masquerade is one of the premiere events of the convention, showcasing the talents of costumers spanning all skill levels, from novices to masters. Here are the winners of the CONvergence 2015 Masquerade!

Best in Show
“Revolutionary Super Friends” #19
By Dana Baird, Claire Doyle, Steven Baumgartner, Emily Dyess, Katie Furr, Nan Miller, Amy Burge, Karan Huse, Rose Huse, David Huse, Dave Eckenrode, Lindsey Marth

Best Master
“Howl’s Moving Castle” by Sonja Cool #25

Best Journeyman
“One Girl Wrecking Crew” by Rhianna Accenture #32

Best Novice
“Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” by Melissa Adorn #30

Best Young Fan
“Dr. Lazarus” – by Alexander Rapacz #28

Best Workmanship
“Jedi Moon” – by Melissa Sowers #20

Best Performance
“Let It Go” – by Sarah Huebschen & Jacob Freeman #41

Best Theme of the Convention
“All Hail” by Kristen Lerwick #1

Judge’s Choice, Recreation
“Astrid, from “How to Train Your Dragon 2”” by Rachel Rand #8

Judge’s Choice, Outstanding Technical
“Disturbance at Two-One-Zero-Five Doubletree, Units Respond” by Gabriel Coler #35

Judge’s Choice, Best Use of Accessories
“La Muerte from “The Book of Life”” – by Emma Alley #34

Judge’s Choice, Performance
“Water Bender Katara” by Brynn Berryhill #33

Judge’s Choice, for Makeup and Stage Presence
“Lirael Goldenhand” by Sophia Rapacz #18

Judge’s Choice, Props
“Good Hunter” by Ray Fuller #24

Judge’s Choice, Character
“Rocket Racoon” by Gryphon Rapacz #23

People’s Choice Award
“Howl’s Moving Castle” by Sonja Cool #25

MN Soc Award
“Rocket Racoon” by Jen Beaupre #43

CostumeCon Complimentary Membership
“Bravely Default’s Ringabel” by Val Campion #11

Posted in Art Show, Artists, Masquerade
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