2018 Merit Award Winners


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ROCHESTER, NY, September 8, 2018 – Ten artists were honored at the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival, held on Saturday & Sunday, September 8 and 9 at the Memorial Art Gallery.

Merit Award Winners in alphabetical order:

  • Nita Brown of Rochester, NY, Wearable Art (booth 302)
  • Jackie Carpenter of Grand Island, NY, Printmaking (booth 172)
  • Cat Clay/Sabra Wood of Rochester, NY, Ceramics (booth 323)
  • Victoria Connors of Canandaigua, NY, Fiber Painting (booth 86)
  • Daniel V. Calleri of Buffalo, NY, Photography (booth 151)
  • Marc Gaiger of Fairport, NY, Metal and Ceramics (booth 223-224)
  • Nancy Gong of Rochester, NY, Glass (booth 413)
  • Fritz Raiser of Elma, NY, Watercolor Painting (booth 647)
  • beebop & wally of New York, NY, Wearable Art (booth 313)
  • Maliya Travers Crumb of Scottsville, NY, Ceramics (booth 200)

They were chosen from more than 400 artists from across the country at the 62nd annual fine art and crafts Festival, which also featured live entertainment, food from favorite area vendors and family art activities. The awards recognize outstanding creativity and quality of execution.