Winners Announced in CityArt Card Contest

Winners Selected in CityArt Holiday Card Contest

Featuring Landmarks & Architecture in Greater Cincinnati


A panel of judges has selected the winners of M. Hopple & Co.’s 2014 CityArt Holiday Card Contest. The contest, in its eighth year, invited local and regional artists to showcase landmarks and architecture in the Cincinnati area 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. in Madeira. The winners are:

First Place:

Kate Cassidy of Colerain Township, for her acrylic and oil portrayal of the Findlay Market (artwork title: “Findlay Market Circa 1855”)

Second Place:

Patrick Greeson of New Richmond, for his gouach portrayal of Cincinnati City Hall (artwork title: “Christmas at Cincinnati City Hall”)

Third Place:
Kayla Hines of Loveland, for her pen and water color drawing of the Cincinnati Observatory (artwork title: “Observing the Holidays”)

Fourth Place:
Bradley Strauchen of Kenwood, for her water color and gouach painting featuring Mt. Adams (artwork title: “Mt. Adams an Urban Island”)

An honorable mention was given to:
Mary Jo Sage of Cincinnati, for her water color of the Indian Hill Schoolhouse, titled “School’s Out”

The five original works of art will be available for sale after October 6th at M. Hopple & Co., located at 7920 Hosbrook Road in Madeira. Customers can select a set of 10 (all one design) for $19.95 or purchase individual cards for $2.25 each.  Imprinting on the inside of the cards is .38 cents through October 31st and .50 cents through December.  Special pricing for large quantities or corporate orders is available. This year, card sales will benefit The Literacy Network, a local nonprofit organization that teaches adults and children through specialized reading classes, tutoring and character development. In the first seven years of the CityArt competition, over 20,000 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.


More information about the CityArt Card Collection is available by phone at (513) 791-6426, on Facebook at or by visiting