Award Winners

The 45th Peter Anderson Festival Award Winners

Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival Award Winners Announced

(Ocean Springs) – Winners for the 45th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival
presented by Blue Moon have been announced.

Every year, awards are given out to top exhibitors at the festival. Throughout the twoday
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 Laurel Browning of
Trussville, Alabama for her texted paintings. The “Peter Anderson Legacy Award” was
presented to Sam Clark of Madison, Mississippi for his sculpted characters. The
“Award of Excellence” was given to Amy Fitzpatrick of Yellville, Arkansas for her silver,
brass and copper sheet and wire jewelry and accessories. The “Award for the Creative
Arts” was given to Steve Meadows of Palestine, Illinois for his creatively carved metal
faces. And, the best “Booth Award” was presented to Garland Farwell of York,
Alabama for his wood and metal art.

The awards were presented to the individuals on 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 45th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon was
held on Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5 in downtown Ocean Springs.

The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival is a trademark event. For any use of the logo
or policy information, contact the Ocean Springs Chamber-Main Street.

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.



Laurel Browning


Sam Clark


Amy fitzpatrick


Steve meadows


garland farwell