Award Winners

This year’s Peter Anderson Festival Award Winners

Winners for the 39th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival have been announced

Every year, awards are given out to top exhibitors within the festival.  Throughout the two-day event judges travel the show and evaluate the booths to honor individual artists or craftsmen’s work with one of the annual awards, “Best of Show”, “Peter Anderson Legacy Award”, “Award of Excellence”, “Award for the Creative Arts” and “Best Booth”.  This year’s recipients are as follows:

This year’s “Best of Show” presented by Blue Moon went to Marshall Albritton  of Whittier, North Carolina for his soil and mineral earth scape paintings. The “Peter Anderson Legacy Award” was presented to Jason Wilson of Sumrall, Mississippi for his handmade and wheel-thrown functional stoneware pottery.  The “Mississippi Press Award of Excellence” was given to Vaughn Millner of Bay Minette, Louisiana for her art jewelry made from ancient metalsmithing techniques such as Keumboo.  The “Award for the Creative Arts” was given to Sam Clark of Madison, Mississippi for his hand-build original characters in clay. And, the “Booth Award” was presented to Chase Mullen of Galvez, Louisiana.

The awards were presented to the individuals Sunday afternoon of the festival.  Winners received plaques complete with Shearwater tiles and cash prizes.  The items were displayed at the winners’ booths for the remainder of the afternoon.

The 39th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon was held on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 in downtown Ocean Springs.

For more information, please contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau at 228-875-4424 or visit for all the details.