2010 Clothesline Merit Awards

The envelope, please…

picture of merit award winners Steve Frederick and Cherie Jemsek

Eleven exhibitors received awards of merit at the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, which took place September 11 and 12, 2010 on the Gallery grounds. They were chosen from more than 400 New York state artists at the annual event, which also featured live entertainment, art demonstrations and children’s activities.

Awards went to Phil Austin of Skaneateles, glass; Sarah Berardi of Honeoye Falls, jewelry; Philip Bliss of Fairport, painting; Phyllis Bryce Ely of Penfield, painting/printmaking; Steve Frederick & Cherie Jemsek of Saugerties, ceramics; Andrea Handy of Rochester, wearable art; Carrianne Hendrickson of Kenmore, ceramics; James Hoggard of Fredonia, photography; Yenfen Huang of Alfred, painting; Howard Miller of Boston, NY, wood; and Tim See of Liverpool, ceramics.

Above: First-time Clothesline artists (and merit award winners) Steve Frederick & Cherie Jemsek traveled from Ulster County for the Festival. In November, they returned for the Fine Craft Show. Photo by Richard P. Wersinger.