Serving as judges for the festival were Mary Doornbos and Nancy Currie Moore. Doornbos is the Craft Shop Manager at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C. She received a Bachelor of Art Education from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and a Masters of Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metal Work from Michigan State University. Doornbos is a highly successful and proven craft educator and juror with 25 years of experience in gallery and craft retail management.
Moore is an accomplished watercolorist residing in Cherokee County. With numerous juried shows and exhibitions to her credit, Moore's paintings can be seen in galleries in Illinois, the Carolinas and in Georgia, with additional published and commissioned works throughout the Southeast. Moore is a member of the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild and an Associate Member of the American Watercolor Society.
The following artists received honors on Saturday:
* Best of Show: Terri Paulk, Walk With Hymn woodburned walking staffs and canes, Cartersville
* First place, fine arts: Kyle and Katie Pace, Fear No Art Silver Jewelry, Alcoa, Tenn.
* First place, heritage crafts: Jack Anderson, Carved Wood Bowls, Marietta
* Second place, fine arts: Lynette Hinman, Drawing with Rose Petals, Charlotte, N.C.
* Second place, heritage crafts: Rhonda and Steve Walker, Birdhouses, Crossville, Ala.
* Third place, fine arts: Eva Marie Burns, Mixed Media Paintings, Cartersville
* Third place, heritage crafts: Joe Lawson, Woodturning, Ball Ground
The festival returns to Cartersville for the 37th year on Sept. 15-16, 2012.