Chautauqua Festival of Art
by Don Ward
Schmidt of Oshkosh, Wisc.,
on Sept. 25 receives the
Best of Show award from
Madison Mayor Tim Armstrong.
Scott Schmidt of Oshkosh, Wisc., was chosen by the judges
as the Best of Show winner Sept. 25 at the 40th annual Madison Chautauqua
Festival of Art in downtown Madison, Ind. Schmidt's work is limestone
Jeri Landers, a children's author and book illustrator from Rutledge,
Tenn., won Best Presentation. It was the second time she has won that
award, having won it in 2007. She also creates paper-cuttings and greeting
Chris Hartsfield of Daphne, Ala., won First Place in Art. Her work is
watercolor. Second place went to Mindy and Greg Rhoads of Marquette, Kan.
They make mosaic tiles. Third place went to Wesley Merritt of Zionsville,
Ind. His work is watercolor.
by Don Ward
Madison Chautauqua Festival
of Art judges' winners are
pictured in front of the
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site.
Olga Cooper of Louisville, Ky., won First Place in Craft.
Her work is jewelry made with leather and semi precious gemstones. Second
place went to Herb and Colleen Thomas of Cambridge Springs, Pa. Their
work is hand-blown glass. Third place went to Ray and Amy Bridwell of
Bellevue, Ky. Their work is tile collages made with other found objects.
The Chautauqua festival enjoyed ideal weather both days and attracted
a very large crowd on Saturday.