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Art Fairs winners announced

The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair presented awards of excellence and originality to 10 artists Thursday morning. The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair is located on Ingalls Mall and North University.
Here are the winners:
Booth A109, Leon Niehues, Fiber, Baskets
Booth A133, Julie Fremuth, Mixed Media
Booth A146, Robert Hessler, Clay
Booth A225, Paul Eshelman, Clay
Booth A226, Chris Roberts-Antieau, Fiber & Drawing
Booth A232, Susan Hill, Fiber
Booth A233, Shellie Bender, Jewelry
Booth A256, Frederick Warren, Glass
Booth A272, James Skvarch, Printmaking
Booth A281, Donna D'Aquino, Jewelry
Mark Traughber (Booth A157, Painting) was named as the 2010 Featured Artist. His original art work will be featured on the Street Art Fair merchandise next year for the celebration of the Art Fair's 51st Anniversary. Awards jurors for the event were Don Bacigalupi Ph.D., President, Director, and CEO, Toledo Museum of Art and Reed Kroloff, Director and Campus Architect of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum.

Awards were also presented at the State Street Area Art Fair. Here are the winners:
Best of Show: William Kidd - Ceramics - Miramar, Fl. Booth 301
Honorable Mention: Marcia Engeltjes - Leather - St. Paul, Mn. - Booth 305
Honorable Mention: Randi Solin - Glass - Brattleboro, Vt. - Booth 220
Honorable Mention: Andrew Madvin - Sculpture - Detroit, - Booth 619
Honorable Mention: Rosario Garcia - Jewelry - Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Booth 532
Best of Show: James Parker - Digital Art - Rochester Hills, - Booth 633
Honorable Mention: Karyn Debrasky - 2D Mixed - State College, Pa. - Booth 206
Honorable Mention: Carroll Swayze - Printmaking - Englewood, Fl. - Booth 611
Honorable Mention: Li Wang - Painting - Palm Coast, Fl. - Booth 536
Honorable Mention: Danielle Desplan - 2D Mixed - New York, N.Y. - Booth 230

Here are the award winners for the 2009 Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, presented by The Guild of Artists & Artisans.
State Street Area
Best in Show: Bonnie Blandford, Jewelry, C027
First Place: Jan & Mel Fleck, Printing/Paper, C072
Second Place: David Larkins, Painting, C111
Honorable Mentions:
Char TerBeest-Kudla, Fiber/Fabric, C099
Peter Czuk, Wood, C045
Peter Katke, Photography, C106
BJ Jordan, Jewelry, C063
Main/Liberty Streets
Best in Show: Ari Gradus, Printmaking/Paper, D241
First Place: John & Debra Sosnowsky, Jewelry, D154
Second Place: Xiao Xia Zhang, Fiber/Fabric, D295
Honorable Mentions:
Chas Gerding, Sculpture, D226
Jim Mullan, Jewelry/Mixed Media, Booth 324
Stan Baker, Ceramics, D308
Richard Miranda, Jewelry, Booth 260

Beloved Street Art Fair Director Shary Brown wears her tiara proudly as she receives accolades from the artists as she moves into retirement. Shary, we're going to miss you!

Read the story here: A tearful, tiara farewell

I loved this techie item: 'Ann Arbor Art Fair' ranks among Google's hottest search terms

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Comment by Connie Mettler on July 20, 2009 at 9:47am
Here's another cool link at the Pretty.Little.World blog: Art . Fair
Comment by Connie Mettler on July 23, 2009 at 11:43am
Here is the latest story from that reports: Sales are up at the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, most artists say.

I don't think so!


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