The 42nd Peter Anderson Festival Award Winners
Winners for the 42nd Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by blue moon 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 Bobby and Deana Goldsmith of Perkinston, Mississippi for their pastel and graphite drawings. The “Peter Anderson Legacy Award” was presented to Robin Rodgers of Smyrna, Georgia for wheel thrown, carved, sculpted pottery vessels. The “Award of Excellence” was given to Blake and Melanie Schlossberg of Houston, Texas for their hand fabricated sterling silver jewelry. The “Award for the Creative Arts” was given to Dusty Reed of Lafayette, Louisiana for his 3D mixed media wood art. And, the “Booth Award” was presented to Chris Cumbie of Mobile, Alabama for the unique display of his mixed media art.
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 42nd Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon was held on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 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
BOBBY AND DEANA
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
BLAKE AND MELANIE