2023 Art Contest Winners

2022 Art Contest Winners

Rick Worth

Missouri born, Worth moved to America's southernmost island in the mid 1980s to fulfill his dream of becoming an artist. It didn't happen right away though. An incredibly handy man, he took a multitude of "odd jobs" — doing maintenance and landscaping for resorts, working at museums and eventually becoming a vocational trainer with the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens.

Eventually, the Key West Art and Historical Society gave Worth his first studio and the chance to put his artistic skills to use. And those skills produced some of the most enticing, unique art Key West has ever seen. Worth has made his fair share of floats for Fantasy Fest, Key West's popular October costuming and masking festival. Now he does less building and more consulting for people looking to make a one-of-a-kind float.

Art lovers can stroll over to Key West's Bahama Village neighborhood and view Worth's most recent mural, located at the corner of Petronia and Thomas streets. The colorful panorama illustrates everyday life in vibrant Bahama Village. "Whenever someone is looking, I'm there to help make their dreams come alive," said Worth. Today Worth paints from home, referring to his workplace as his "fort," and shows his work at the Lucky Street Gallery on Key West's Greene Street. We are excited to have Rick Worth as our 2022 Offical Fantasy Fest Poster Contest Winner.

Jack McDonald

Born and raised in Key West. Jack grew up behind the scene in the theater. As a visual artist and pround Key West native, the island landscape has always been his muse. He actual as had the pleasure with working with Rick Worth our Poster contest winner. For the last 12 years, Jack has been creating art non stop, not only his work but floats, theatrical sets, props and backdrops. His influence is local color as well as art in public places. Bright colors and shapes is his desire to have postive influence on the Key West art scene. We are excited to have Jack as our 2022 t-shirt art designer.