---- — MT. VERNON – The award winners for the 37th annual Cedarhurst Art and Craft Fair have been announced.
Organizers say the two-day fair Saturday and Sunday was a success, drawing thousands of people to the grounds of the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts.
“The combination of good weather, a great variety of artists, and delicious food choices made for a terrific Art and Craft Fair event,” said Cheryl Settle, the fair’s volunteer director, in a Cedarhurst news release. “Even a little rain Sunday morning didn’t deter visitors to the annual fair.”
Cash awards, totaling $7,500, were given out to exhibiting craftsmen. The awards were provided by area individuals and businesses.
The winners included:
n Best of Show – John Pinckney of Athens, Ga.
n Administrative Counselors Award – Debbie and John Wiles of Mattoon.
n Best of Ceramics – Kris and Al Clement of Springfield, Mo.
n Best of Fiber – Sherry Bingaman of Vienna, Mo.
n Best of Glass – Cameron Smith and Jan Thomas of Murphysboro.
n Best of Jewelry – Obayana Ajanaku of Decatur, Ga.
n Best of Metal – Stephen Phillips of Brazil, Ind.
n Best of Other Media – Roger Pfalzgraf of Staunton.
n Best of Two Dimensional – Lu Fuller of Maysville, Ky.
n Best of Wood – John Quick of Cunningham, Tenn.
n Best Booth Design – Carrie and Patrick Frost of Normal.
n Best of Illinois Artists – Chet Stogner of Carlyle.
n Best of Missouri Artists – Michelle Ochonicky of Eureka, Mo.
n People’s Choice Award – Rachel Haynes of Altona.
Planning is set to begin in the next few weeks for the 2014 Art and Craft Fair, which is set for Sept. 5 and 7.