FINE ART/FINE CRAFT AWARDS 

Each year the Lakeshore Art Festival awards $3,000 in cash prizes to our Fine Art/Fine Craft exhibitors. A complete list of past winners is available at the bottom of this page. These awards are made possible through support from Nichols.

This year’s Fine Art/Fine Craft on-site juror will be Mark Rumsey. To learn more about Mark, visit his website here.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 

Do you love an artist’s work in the Craft section? Let your voice be heard! Every year we have a People’s Choice Award that goes to the craft artist with the most votes – determined by you! More information to come. These awards are made possible through support from the Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce.

PAST FINE ART/FINE CRAFT JURY AWARDS

2019

  • 1st   Wayne Trinklein – Sculpture
  • 2nd   Kathy Sheldon – Mixed Media
  • 3rd   Chris Hartsfield – Acrylics
  • Honorable Mention   Betsy Best – Printing
  • Committee’s Choice  Crocifissa Grillo – Mixed Media

2018

  • 1st   Jon Lee – Jewelry
  • 2nd   Rommel Ricaurte – Metals
  • 3rd   Chas Gerding – Sculpture
  • Honorable Mention   Janey Payne Short – Mixed Media
  • Committee’s Choice   Kirk Decker – Photography

2017

  • 1st   Doyle Borntrager – Wooden work
  • 2nd   Heather Miles – Mixed media
  • 3rd   Jonathan Kesler – Clay functional

2016

  • 1st   Aaron Rayburn – “A5R7 Studios”
  • 2nd   Beth Bessinger – “Little Views of Michigan” Acrylics
  • 3rd   Godwin Kou – Watercolor art

2015

  • 1st   Dan Finerman – Wooden work
  • 2nd   Scott Hartley – Watercolor art
  • 3rd   Howard Scott – Watercolor art

2014

  • 1st   Michael Onweller – Wooden work
  • 2nd   Casseus Cantave – Mixed media art
  • 3rd   Suzanne Lienhart – Colored pencil art

2013

  • 1st  Pijay Amputh – Jewelry designs
  • 2nd   MJ Rigby – Window art
  • 3rd   Dave Riley – Wooden lake topographies

PAST PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

2019

  • 1st   Treasured Thymes Gourmet Mixes – Artisan Food Market
  • 2nd   The Rice Guyz – Jewelry
  • 3rd   Makarios Decor – Wooden work

2018

  • 1st   Pam’s Pantry – Artisan Food Market
  • 2nd   My Drawer Full of T-shirts, LLC – Fibers Wearable/Decorative – Crafts
  • 3rd   Kiss my Grass Soapery – Misc. – Crafts

2017

  • 1st   Airika & Maxwell Kolenda – Wooden work
  • 2nd   Robert Knoll – Wooden work
  • 3rd   Dale McClain – Artisan Food Market

2016

  • 1st   Airika & Maxwell Kolenda – Wooden crafted art
  • 2nd   Pamela Redman – Artisan food crafts
  • 3rd   Danielle Lynch – Jewelry

2015

  • 1st   Robert Knoll – Wooden crafted doll beds, chests, tables, and more
  • 2nd   Arleen Swensen – “Treasured Thymes Gourmet Mixes”
  • 3rd   Warren Geiger – “Geiger Rugs & More”

2014

  • 1st   Robert Knoll – Wooden crafted doll beds, chests, tables, and more
  • 2nd   Katie Dyer – Homemade bows, headbands, embellished hats and hair clips
  • 3rd   Erin Lipps & Trisha Musk – “The Driftwood Spot”

2013

  • 1st   Robert Knoll – Wooden crafted doll beds, chests, tables, and more
  • 2nd   Karen Daniel – Glass art such as butterflies, flip-flops, and more
  • 3rd   Becky & Katie Usiak – Headbands, hair clips, hair ties, necklaces, & more

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Be part of the fun by joining the Lakeshore Art Festival Team!