2017 Arts Fair Award Winners

Posted: June 2, 2017

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Arts Fair Prizes Announced + More Fun for Saturday

KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is pleased to announce the cash prize winners for their 66th Annual Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Fair. Awards totaling $3,250 were announced at the arts fair artists' dinner on June 2 at 9 pm. The winners were selected by a team of jurors of professional artists and art educators.

$250 Prizes for Best Artwork by Medium
2-D Mixed Media: Huixiong Fong of Suwannee, GA (booth K25)
3-D Mixed Media: Corey Bechler of Honor, MI (booth A18)
Ceramics: Lynne Tan of Stevensville, MI (booth L04)
Drawing/Pastels/Prints: Don Widmer of Chicago, IL (booth K08)
Fiber/Leather: Leah Dziewit of Maple City, MI (booth F22)
Glass: Earl James of Cleveland, OH (booth C13)
Jewelry non precious: Courtney DeYoung Columbus, OH (booth A25)
Jewelry precious: Thomas Turner of Kalamazoo, MI (booth B06)
Metal: Debbie Radke of Franksville, WI (booth H09)
Painting: L15 Janice Garrett Kalamazoo, MI (booth L15)
Photography: Paul James of Ann Arbor, MI (booth F21)
Sculpture: Thomas Yano of Vermilion, OH (booth G7-8)
Wood: Michael Van Houzen of Holland, MI (booth C11)

The fair continues Saturday, June 3, from 9 am to 5 pm, with children's activities from 10-4 pm, 186 artists showcasing their artwork, music, and food trucks. Enjoy Rotary Stage performances by the Mall City Harmonizers (noon), Yolonda Lavender (1:30), Rooted Drumming & Dance (3 pm); and on the Ianelli Family Stage (near the fountain) Mr. Paul and Small Sounds, Boogie Piano Girl Danielle Newell -- just 15 years old. For a full lineup of activities, artists and entertainment, go online to kiarts.org/artfair.

Lead sponsor for the fair is PNC. Applications for the 2018 Arts Fair, June 1-2, will open in October.

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