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Sault Summer Arts Festival winners announced

Jeanne Tubman takes home Olive Craig Best of Show Award
SAULT STE. MARIE, MICH. - Sault artist Jeanne Tubman added to her extensive Best of Show winnings on Tuesday, Aug. 6, when she took the $300 Olive Craig Best of Show Award [at the Sault Summer Arts Festival]. A versatile, photo realistic oil painter, Jeanne is best know for her maritime and wildlife studies.

Last year’s Best of Show winner Tony Strublic, won the $150 Painting Award. Tony works in pencil, producing meticulously detailed ship and lighthouse drawings.

Paul Mason won the $150 Best of Crafts Award with a bountiful display of wacky welded creations.

The $75 Judge’s Choice Award went to Rudyard woodworker Mark Besteman for his rustic furniture. Mark won last year’s Wood award and Judge’s Choice in 2017.

The following $50 Awards went as follows:  

  • Design - Andrew Heimy, Round Island Pottery 
  • Jewelry - David Hamlin 
  • Fiber - Deidre Stevens
  • Graphics - Schmidt-Marken Pottery
  • Photography - Marine photographer Mike Mishler
  • Pottery - James Taggert
  • Best Display - Danielle Lynch

Honorable Mention Awards went to Mark Taylor, T & S Jewelry; Pam Van Seggern, who works with beach pebbles; and Woodland Indian artist Zoey Wood-Salomon.

The festival judge was Helga Flower, who has a national reputation as a painter, workshop presenter and juror.

The Sault Summer Arts Festival is presented annually as a public service by the Sault Area Arts Council, based in Alberta House Arts Center. For photos and details, see the September issue of Alberta House News, available and downloadable the first of every month here.