69th Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Artist Winners

And the winners Are….

FAIRHOPE, Ala. – The 69th Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival of 2021 is proud to announce category and overall winners from this weekend:

Best of Show – George Taylor Painting Montgomery, AL

Foundation Award – Rich Britnell Graphics, Drawing & Watercolor Auburn, AL

Chairman Award – Royal Miree Sculpture Birmingham, AL

Award of Distinction – Rita Winters Fibers/Leather Guntersville, AL

Award of Distinction – Michelle McLendon Functional Crafts Brundidge, AL

Award of Distinction – Bryan Ross Glass Loachapoka, AL

Award of Distinction – Michael Davis Graphics, Drawing & Watercolor Birmingham, AL

Award of Distinction - Connie Bennett Farish Jewelry Shelby, AL

Award of Distinction – Elizabeth Zolnoski Mixed Media Daphne, AL

Award of Distinction – Loran Chavez Painting Fairhope, AL

Award of Distinction – Alexe Timoney Photography Spanish Fort, AL

Award of Distinction – Leslie Smith Pottery/Ceramics Birmingham, AL

Award of Distinction – Craig Riches Sculpture Fairhope, AL

Award of Distinction – Joel Lockridge Wood Alabaster, AL

Fran Faust-Slade Merit Award – Frank Lamia Painting Fairhope, AL

Barbara Haas Merit Award – Margaret Grier Painting Irondale, AL

Merit Award – Debbie Hoover Functional Crafts Hoover, AL

Merit Award – Debra Farley Jewelry Pelham, AL

Merit Award – Anne Rose Mixed Media Mobile, AL

Merit Award – Joan Curtis Painting Birmingham, AL

Merit Award – Gina Krawez Painting Fort Payne, AL

Eastern Shore Art Center Award – Penny Dobson Mixed Media Northport, AL


The 70th Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival will be held March 18, 19 and 20, 2022.

About: The Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival has taken place for nearly seventy years gaining national recognition and attracting more than 200 exhibitors from around the country to the prestigious annual show. Organized 100% by volunteers, the Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival Foundation (501c3), hosts the annual Festival and its surrounding events to promote community appreciation of the arts and support art education. All proceeds go back into the community through local scholarships and grants available to students and organizations in the Fairhope community.

For information related to Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival and the latest information on this year’s Festival, please visit http://www.fairhopeartsandcraftsfestival.com.

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