The 41st Peter Anderson Festival Award Winners
Winners for the 41st 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 Rianna Turner of Mobile, Alabama for her modern impressionistic art with unexpected color combinations and interesting compositions. The “Peter Anderson Legacy Award” was presented to Terri Kennedy of Denham Springs, Louisiana a ceramicist known for her wheel thrown FUNctional sculptures. The “Award of Excellence” was given to Warren Rossi of Corinth, Mississippi for his acrylic paintings using heavy impasto techniques. The “Award for the Creative Arts” was given to H.C. Warner of Atlanta, Georgia for his artwork that utilizes a unique process of combining a mix of painting & texture methods with assemblage of sculpture & debris. And, the “Booth Award” was presented to Richard Britnell of Auburn, Alabama.
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 41st Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon was held on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 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 www.peterandersonfestival.com for all the details.
BEST OF SHOW
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE