Art in the Park, 2016, was beyond a huge success. The crowds were non-stop both Saturday and Sunday, with most everyone carrying a bag with something new to take home. Something that someone at our festival made by hand – that makes it even better.
One of the things that sets our show apart is that we have two sets of awards.
People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice award is given to one artist that is voted on by the public. Each person is given a ballot that they turn in as they leave. So, when you get this award, you know that your work is loved. The winner of the 2016 People’s Choice Award is Sherry Langford-Stansbery.
The second set of awards are voted on by the other artists. Each artist visits the other booths and casts their vote by category. This year’s award winners are:
- Best in Ceramics – Rodney & Judy Lemonier
- Best in 2D – Marian Chamberlain
- Best in 3D – Joe Malesky
- Best in Show – John Taliaferro