We are grateful to the 43 artists who participated in our second annual GLASS Arts Festival on August 12th, 2023.
The GLASS Arts Festival juror was Shawn Waggoner, Glass Arts writer and creator of the Talking Out Your Glass podcast.
After a brief juror remarks, the following awards were presented at 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 12th by Festival Juror Shawn Waggoner, Walt Koskinen, Board of Directors President , Kathy Brost, Board of Directors Vice President, and Amy Moorefield, Executive Director. Rosann Baum Milius, sponsor of the 1st Place Award presented this year’s award.
1st Place: Sharon Fujimoto, Amherst Junction, WI
Sponsored by Rosann Baum Milius
$1,500, free booth fee in 2024, and a solo exhibition at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
2nd Place: Connor O’Brien, Bensenville, IL
Sponsored by the Royal Hound and Mallet Club
$1,000 and free booth fee in 2024
3rd Place: J. David Norton, Akron, OH
Sponsored by the Lilian Noble Fund
$500 and free booth fee in 2024
Receives a Victorian Level NARM Museum Membership
Valued at $150.
Jim Braun, Oswego, IL | https://www.facebook.com/jimbraundesigns/
Cecile Derel, Chicago, IL | https://cecilederel.com/home.html
Monica Harris, Evergreen Park, IL | https://womanmade.org/artwork/monica-harris/
Thomas Nye, Minneapolis, MN | http://www.nyeglass.com
Art DePesa, Downers Grove, IL | https://www.instagram.com/art_work2.11/