Choosing top artists from a park full of talented creators was a challenge during Sturgeon Bay’s 20th annual Fine Art Fair at Sunset Park during Memorial Day weekend.
A total of nine awards were presented to recipients Saturday afternoon by Pam Seiler, executive director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC), and Savanna Townsend, SBVC marketing and promotions director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. Stephen Fairchild, of Three Lakes, received Best of Show for his extravagant metal, home décor artwork.
First place two-dimensional art was awarded to Anthony Strublic of Marinette for his fine, black graphite pencil ship drawings. Second place two-dimensional art was awarded to Ginnie Sherer of Oshkosh for her combination of bird photographs and bird feathers. Third place two-dimensional art was awarded to Randy and Lisa Lee of Luck, for their custom framed art and photography.
First place three-dimensional art was awarded to Kristin Robran of Waukesha for her handmade pottery. Second place three-dimensional art was awarded to Mary Hager of Adell, for her assortment of mixed-media animal figures. Third place three-dimensional art was awarded to Jim Thurs of Schofield, for his metal art for homes and gardens.
Honorable Mentions were awarded to painter, Frank Mittelstadt of Beaver Dam, and fiber artists, Mark and Lori Tonn of Beaver Dam.
Artists who donated a piece of artwork to the Fine Art Fair raffle were entered in a drawing for a $200 Sturgeon Bay gift certificate to spend throughout town. Fiber artist Ilze Heider, of Grafton, received the gift certificate.