The Sawdust Art Festival announced winners of its artist peer awards, listed respectively from first to third:
Blown Glass: Christopher Jeffries, Gavin Heath, Jason McQuaid & Michael Panetta.
Fused Glass: Siân Poeschl, Dawn Spurlock, Cindy Stalnaker.
Ceramics: Jesse Bartels, Walter Reiss, Mark Winner.
Clothing/Textiles: Olivia Batchelder, Edith Otto, Michelle Holt.
Jewelry: Annette Doreng-Stearns, Barbara Schuppe, Baruch Kaufman.
Mixed Media: Nikolai Erngren, Julie Setterholm and Michele Taylor, Michael Ezzell.
Painting on Board/Canvas: Gary Spellman, Ryan Gourley, Katlin Evans.
Painting on Paper/Fabric: Linda Pirri, Kelly Akins, Dennis Junka.
Photography: Sean Brown, Mike Kelly & Scott Sporleder, Linda Grossman.
Sculpture: Dion Wright, Larry Gill, Randy Bader.
Best Work by First-Year Artist: Sean Brown, Grant Bathke, Jamie Bichler.
Best New Work by Returning Artist: Karen Petty.
Best Booth by First-Year Artist: Cary Holt.
Best Booth by Returning Artist: Leila Ehdaie, Ryan Gourley, Laurel Meister and Art Zdanowski.
Best Volunteer: Diane Valentino