Ocean Springs

Peter Anderson Festival award winners announced

For Immediate Release – November 3, 2013
Peter Anderson Festival award winners announced
(Ocean Springs) – Winners for the 35th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival have been announced.
Every year, awards are given out to top exhibitors within the festival.  Throughout the two-day event judges travel the show and evaluate the booths to honor individual artists or craftsmen’s work with one of the annual awards, “Best of Show”, “Peter Anderson Legacy Award”, “Award of Excellence” and “Award for the Creative Arts”.
This year’s “Best of Show” presented by Blue Moon went to Dennis Heckler of Yazoo City, Mississippi for his Impressionist oil paintings. The “Peter Anderson Legacy Award” was presented to Rachel DePauw of New Orleans for her functional pottery design with bold relief patterns.  The “Mississippi Press Award of Excellence” was given to Julie Salvetti of Venice, Florida for her handcrafted jewelry integrating antique & vintage finds. The “Award for the Creative Arts” was given to John Walrod of Pass Christian, Mississippi for his metal, glass, and wood creations in Neo-Victorian Style. And, the “Booth Award” was presented to Tracy Bennett Bishop of Gulfport, Mississippi for her gulf coast themed pottery.
The awards were presented to the individuals Sunday afternoon of the festival.  Winners received Shearwater tiles and cash prizes.  The items were displayed at the winners’ booths for the remainder of the afternoon.
The 35th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon was held on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 in downtown Ocean Springs.
For more information, please contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau at 228-875-4424 or visit www.peterandersonfestival.com for all the details.

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