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Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Show 2016

May 27-29 and June 3-5


6/20/2016: Award Winners Announced

4/20/2016: Emerging Artist Grant winners and show preview

2016 show information for review:

Wragg Square Park Meeting@Charlotte St.

Information for exhibiting artists

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May 26-28 and June 2-4.

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2016 Award Winners

The judge for the May 27-29 show was Regina Semko, a fiber artist currently working in Origami.  She was a founding member of Charleston Crafts Cooperative and Coordinator and then Fund-raiser for the Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Shows from 1993-2012.  Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, who attended along with his wife Sandy Techlenburg, presented awards to artists.  Award winners (click on any image for a better view):

May 27-29

Merit Awards


Best in Show was awarded to Jack Pine, a glass blower from Columbus, OH.

First Place was awarded to Lori Kammerad, a Metal artist from Lowell, MI.

Doug Richard, a Woodworker from Satsuma, FL won Second Place.

Third Place went to Lucy Clark, a Clay artist from Cedar Mountain, NC.
Michael Kane, a Fiber artist from Asheville, NC. received an Honorable Mention
Nancy Michael-Susanneck, a Mixed Media artist from Missouri City, TX also received honorable mention
Ivo Kerssemakers, a Photographer from Murrells Inlet, SC. qualified for an emerging artist grant.

Purchase awards

Sabra Richards, a Mixed Media artist from Worton, MD received a purchase award from Marty and Chip Biernbaum.
Ed Bryan, a Potter from Columbia, SC received a purchase award from Michael Haga
Nathaniel Lesch-Huie, a Woodworker from Jonas Ridge, NC received a purchase award from Michael Haga

Charles and Cindy Cecil, Jewelers from High Point, NC received a purchase award from Mindy Seltzer.

David Ross, a Potter from Bakersville, NC received a purchase award from Mindy Seltzer.

The judge for the June 3-5 show was Michael W. Haga, Associate Dean at the College of Charleston School of the Arts. Mr. Haga is a member of the Advisory Board for Fine Craft Shows Charleston in addition to serving as a slide juror and show juror in previous years.   Scott Watson, Director of the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, presented awards to the artists.  Prizes were awarded to (click on any image for a better view):

June 3-5

Merit Awards

Obayana Ajanaku, a Jeweler   from Decatur, GA was awarded Best in Show
Tom Homman, a Potter from Comer, GA won First Place
Second Place went to Tammy Rudd, a Glass Jewelry artist from Holly Hill, SC.
Joseph Falzone, a Blown Glass artist from Asheville, NC won Third Place.
Lucy Clark, a Potter from Cedar Mountain, NC received Honorable Mention
Susan Marling, a Fiber Surface Design artist from Acworth, GA. also received Honorable Mention
Jessica Ballard and Jacob Kent, a Wood artists from North Charleston, SC qualified for an Emerging Artist Grant
Marlow Gates, a Broommaker from Leicester, NC was the Slide Juror's Choice Award Winner
Charles Pinckney, a Jeweler from Athens, GA won the Exhibitor's Choice Award.

Purchase Awards

John Donahue, a Mixed media artist from Charleston, SC received two purchase awards. One was from Concord, Inc. and the second was given in honor of Richard E. Vigneault by Vicki Vigneault & Stephen Tebbutt
Anne John, a Potter from Charleston, SC received a purchase award in honor of Neil Wilson and in memory of Alice Wilson by Sharon Wilson.
Julie Merrill, a Jeweler from Asheville, NC received a purchase award in honor of Neil Wilson and in memory of Alice Wilson by Sharon Wilson.



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Photography courtesy of Jeni Rone and show staff