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Volume 26, Number 4 — April 2019

VHF: Arts & Crafts Winners Announced

August 03, 2008

ABINGDON, Va. — The winners of the Juried Arts & Crafts Show at the 60th annual Virginia Highlands Festival in Abingdon have been selected.

Best Booth
Vicki Love, Knoxville, Tenn. — Deerskin Leather Handbags & Decorative Accessories

First Place Art/Craft
Janice Beck, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. — Art (Watercolor-Painting

Second Place Art/Craft

John Furches, Elkin, N.C. — Printmaking

Third Place Art/Craft
Charlotte Munning, Greensboro, N.C.- Raku Pottery

Honorable Mentions

1. Phylles Bower, Moneta, Va. — Basket Weaving
2. Cathleen Green, Groveport, Ohio — Oil Painting
3. Jerry Mitchell, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. — Pottery
4. Debra Thompson, Troy, N.C. — Jewelry
5. Robert Jones, Alpharetta, Ga. — Photography

The Virginia Highlands Festival will continue through Aug. 10. The 16-day extravaganza hosts more than 125 artists and crafters who rotate in and out of the juried show. Featured are potters, basket weavers, stained glass artists, sculptors, painters, jewelry makers, and more. The juried arts and crafts show attracts hundreds of artists and their exceptional works from Maine to Florida.

Arts and crafts demonstrations, a food court, and information booth are offered daily, 10 a.m. — 6 .pm., on the east lawn of Martha Washington Inn and on Stonewall Square. Free admission.

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