Annmarie Garden announces Artsfest ‘18 Award Winners!
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, held its 25th annual Artsfest Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, September 22 and 23. Festival attendees enjoyed fine arts at its best with over 150 artists displaying their works. Live entertainment filled the Garden and young guests enjoyed wonderful hands-in art activities and experiences. The original event date was rescheduled due to the threat of Hurricane Florence, but weather still presented a challenge as Sunday brought relentless rain. “We certainly had an unforgettable 25th Anniversary celebration with the weather challenges, but as always, our wonderful visual and performing artists were the highlight of the weekend,” said Stacey Hann-Ruff, Director, of Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center.
There was music on the Main Stage, the Council Ring, the Creekside Overlook, and the Fairy Lolly. Many different types and something for everyone. Food and drink were plentiful judging by the number of vendors. Annmarie had the beer tent, and then there was Blue Wind Gourmet, Calvert Kettle Corn, Grizzly Mountain Grill, Hardesty haven Catering, H H Oasis Bar, New Orleans by Myra, Mrs Moos Corner, Sara Festivals, Sherri’s Crab Cakes, Solomons Island Winery and Lemonade and funnel cakes.
Thanks to the support of community sponsors, Annmarie Garden is pleased to announce the award winners of the 25th Annual Artsfest Fine Arts Festival”
The Artsfest 2018 Award Winners:
Susan Wolf of Toms Brook, Virginia, was awarded the Arts Council of Calvert County Artsfest ’18 Best of Show Award for her exquisite hand painted and carved gourds.
Bill Finks of New York, was awarded the Tom & Katie Watts Artsfest ’18 Best New Artist Award for his unique art dolls made from salvaged materials; including old tins antique doll parts.
Alison Barry of Lusby, Maryland, was awarded the Ann’s Circle Artsfest ’18 Best Demonstration Award for her plein air oil painting. Alison captured the flavor of the festival as she painted along the Wooded Path.
Sarah Houde of Hollywood, Maryland, was awarded the Ann’s Circle Artsfest ’18 Spirit Award. Sarah has brought her beautiful ceramic work to Artsfest for more than twenty years.
The Sidleys of Montgomery County, Maryland, were awarded the Jan Kleponis, O’Brien Realty Artsfest ’18 Performing Arts Award. The crowds rocked to their soul influenced indie rock music Saturday afternoon at Artsfest.
Please enjoy the picture gallery below.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon