2013 CityArt Winners Announced

The CityArt Holiday Card Contest, featuring favorite holiday traditions from around our region, has selected five submissions as 2013 winners. The contest, in its seventh year, invited local and regional artists to showcase a Cincinnati holiday tradition with a winter or holiday theme.  Selected works will be available as limited edition greeting cards through the end of the year exclusively at M. Hopple & Co.


2013 winners are:


Kate Cassidy of Colerain Township, for her acrylic and oil portrayal of the Ohio River Bank at Night, Cincinnati skyline view (artwork title: “Every Day’s a Holiday”)

Kayla Hines of Lebanon, for her pen and water color drawing of the LuNeack House in Columbia-Tusculum (artwork title: “Noel at the LuNeack House”)

N. Bradley Strauchen of Kenwood, for her water color painting featuring the Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River (artwork title: “Bridge Over the Ohio River”)

Myra Messick Simons of Loveland, for her gouache and water color painting of two polar bears in the “Lords of the Arctic” exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens (artwork title: “Polar Pair”)


For the first time, M. Hopple & Co. opened the contest to their employees. The winning employee entry was:

Frank Noyola-Izquierdo of Newport, Kentucky for his mixed media “Cincinnati Snow Globe”


The five original works of art will be reproduced in a unique Holiday Card Collection, available now in our store, located at 7920 Hosbrook Road in Madeira.  Customers can select a set of 10 (all one design) for $18.95 or purchase individual cards for $1.95 each.  Imprinting on the inside of the cards is .17 cents through November 1st and .35 cents through November 27th.  Discounts for large quantity orders are available.


Card sales will benefit Breakthrough Cincinnati, a local nonprofit organization that helps high- potential, under-resourced middle school students succeed academically and inspires talented older students to consider careers in education by providing opportunities to mentor and teach.  In the first six years of the CityArt competition, over 17,000 holiday cards have been sold, all featuring local scenes and created by local artists, with a portion of the proceeds each year going to a local non-profit organization.