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Winners for 2012 Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Fair

The winners for 2012 Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Fair recently were announced  by fair organizers.

A jury chose the winning artists in five categories. Each artist won a cash  prize or a gift certificate.

2012 Award Winners were:

• Excellence ($1,000) - Paul Jensen, Rhinelander, Wis.; Daniel Keith, Minier,  Ill.; Olive Kraus, Hannibal, Mo,; Gena Ollendieck, Cresco, Iowa; Steven Spiro,  Hillpoint, Wis.

• Merit ($600) - Kim Koch, Oshkosh, Wis.;Pat McCaffrey, Winterville, Ga.;  John Petrey, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Carolyn and John Ruff, Springfield, Mo.;  Michael Schwegmann, Champaign, Ill.

• Honorable Mention ($400) - Karen Bell, Spring Green, Wis.; Beverly Hayden,  Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mieko & Michael Kahn, Greenbush, Mich.; Gina Pannorfi,  Chicago, Ill.; Lisa Vetter and Paul Siefert, Spencerville, Ind.

• Outstanding Local Artist ($250 ArtMart Gift Certificates) - Melissa  Schmidt, St. Louis, Mo.; Greg Rasmusson, Overland, Mo.

• Mayor's Award ($500) - Warner Whitfield, Weaverville, N.C.

The art fair took place May 11-13 at the sculpture park in Sunset Hills. The  annual event raises funds to cover the park's operating costs and programs.  Organizers estimate more than 15,000 attended the fair


Congratulations to the prizewinners at the Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Fair...we at Art Fair Insiders salute you for a job well done!

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Comment by Connie Mettler on May 23, 2012 at 7:52am

Great to see Gregg Rasmussen on this list -- someone new to the scene but obviously with fine work. Congrats to him, Pat, Michael, Lisa and Paul.

Comment by Gregg Rasmusson on May 24, 2012 at 2:00am

Thanks Connie.

Comment by Connie Mettler on May 29, 2012 at 1:59pm

Here's some more good news for the Laumeier Sculpture Park -- a $100,000 grant from the NEA!

Congratulations to the people in St. Louis:


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