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Prizewinners at Madison and Cherry Creek 2018

July brings the BIG shows and if you're not doing an art fair this month (especially if you live in the heart of the country) you probably aren't too serious about this business. (Just my opinion).

Photo by Miles Glynn, Best of Show at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Art Fair on the Square in Madison, WI, hosts nearly 500 artists on the state capitol courthouse square and the crowds show up! For some artists this is their best show of the year and getting in is paramount to their yearly success. Here are this year's prizewinners who will be returning again next year:

Ceramics:                                           Michael Imes (565)

Digital Art:                                          Ed Myers (334/336)

Fiber / Leather:                                  Samuel Yao (520)

Furniture:                                            Ron Dekok (649)

Glass:                                                 William Ortman (839)

Jewelry:                                              Mary Filapek & Lou Ann Townsend    (641)

Metal-Works:                                      Kurt Ruby (253)

Mixed Media 2-D:                               Nestor Yulfo (244)

Painting:                                              Luke Stretar (162)

Photography:                                      John Scanlan (719/721)

Printmaking, Graphics, Drawing:        Robin Lauersdorf (136/138)

Sculpture and 3-D Mixed Media:        Thomas Wargin (462/464)

Wood:                                                  Matthew Hatala (571)

Then there is the real darling, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver. How do you like these winners?

Best of Show:
Miles Glynn, Photography
2nd Place: Dolan Geiman, Mixed Media
3rd Place: Melissa Dominiak, Painting
Merit Awards:
Lisa Belsky, Ceramics
Ashley Buchanan, Jewelry,
Jenny Henley, Mixed Media
Johanna Mueller & Stanley Scott, Printmaking
Heinrich Toh, Printmaking
Juror’s Award:
Aaron Hequembourg, Mixed Media
Joseph Bradley, Painting
Gregg Rasmusson, Ceramics

If you're wondering about what it takes to be one of these winners, google their names and challenge yourself 

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Comment by FaithAnn Givings on July 20, 2018 at 9:25am

Will do!

Comment by Donna McGee on July 21, 2018 at 2:17pm

Thank you, Connie

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