AFAS at Pebble Beach – Nicola Wood Wins Peter Helck Award
The Automotive Fine Arts Society hosted their 24th annual Pebble Beach exhibit during the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 16. As has been the case for decades, the AFAS tent was swarming with enthusiasts and art collectors searching for their favorite car on canvas.
Nicola Wood captured the prestigious Peter Helck Award for her stunning oil painting, “Ferrari 512 S,” which features the 1970 Ferrari 512 S (Chassis No. 1006) on display at a West Coast Concours. Focusing on the famous race car is a departure from her traditional style of French pre-war classics. James Dietz won an award for his striking piece that included WWI era biplanes with classic cars, while Richard Pietruska’s huge sculpture included a waterfall.
The Peter Helck Award is given annually at the Pebble Beach Concours to the artist whose work represents what his or her fellow artists believe is the pinnacle of automotive fine art. Additional AFAS award winners at Pebble Beach include:
|Awards of Excellence||Ken Dallison|
|Lincoln Award||Ken Eberts|