3rd Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve judges photographed with Best in Show Winner,“Escape” by Eric Schultz. (From left to right: Emily Muchinske, Dolores Eaton, Lauren Ottis, Bainy Suri, Andrew Wilkinson, and Cindy Laliwala)

Congratulations to our amazing artists who participated in the 3rd Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve! So much hard work goes into carving 100-150 pound pumpkins and the results were astounding. Our judges had their work cut out for them.

Here are our winners for 2017:

  • Best in Show: “Escape” by Eric Schultz
  • Best Carving: “Astro Kid Vs.the Space Lizard ” by Daniel Clark
  • Best Carving: (Untitled) by John Goeke
  • Most Original Design: “Medusa” by Curtis May
  • Most Creative Use of Materials: “Joker” by Sarah Bernotas
  • Most Humorous: “Sushi” by Charlie Yeh
  • Best at Night: “Howl-o-ween” by Susan Roseman
  • Hopewell Valley Arts Council Choice Award: “Clown Infestation” by Jennifer Stevens
  • Community Partner: (Untitled) by Anne Nixon Ellery, carving for FoHVOS
  • Honorable Mention: “Mixed Emotions” by Tom Cook
  • Honorable Mention: “Crust Pumpkin” by Jonathan Conner
  • Honorable Mention: “Swinging at the Moon” Jen Ghannam, carving for Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale
  • Honorable Mention: “Heidi Troll Klum” by Aleece Davis

The event goes until Sunday, October 15, 2017 so don’t miss your chance to see which ones are your favorite! For details and hours, please see this our “Plan Your Visit” page.

Thank you so much to the artists and our sponsors for making this event possible, supporting the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, and for bringing “art in the everyday.” 

Eric Schultz “Escape”