Award Winners

The 40th Peter Anderson Festival Award Winners

Winners for the 40th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival have been announced

Every year, awards are given out to top exhibitors within the festival.  Throughout the two-day event judges travel the show and evaluate the booths to honor individual artists or craftsmen’s work with one of the annual awards, “Best of Show”, “Peter Anderson Legacy Award”, “Award of Excellence”, “Award for the Creative Arts” and “Best Booth”.  This year’s recipients are as follows:

This year’s “Best of Show” presented by Blue Moon went to Helene Fielder of Booneville, Mississippi for her highly textured hand-built and wheel-thrown stoneware sculptures. The “Peter Anderson Legacy Award” was presented to Steve Burrow of Gulf Shores, Alabama for his rutile and ash glazed pottery and clay sculptures detailed with intrincate sgraffito and sprigging techniques.  The “Award of Excellence” was given to Sean Corner of Wichita, Kansas for his hand built figurative earthenware clay sculptures. The “Award for the Creative Arts” was given to Candice Alexander of Lake Charles, Louisiana for her artwork combining printmaking, painting and 3-d mixed media elements. And, the “Booth Award” was presented to Catherine Ann Davis of Starkville, Mississippi.

The awards were presented to the individuals Sunday afternoon of the festival.  Winners received plaques complete with Shearwater tiles and cash prizes.  The items were displayed at the winners’ booths for the remainder of the afternoon.

The 40th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon was held on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4 in downtown Ocean Springs.

For more information, please contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau at 228-875-4424 or visit for all the details.