Art for All winners announced

IRON MOUNTAIN — Despite the all-day rain, the 50th annual Art for All Festival was a success.

Hundreds of art enthusiasts showed up at the City Park in Iron Mountain to support the festival and it’s 40 artists.

This year’s judges were Ryan and Rebecca Frates.

Awards are as follows:

The Judges Awards went to: Alex Tadder, Marquette, Mich.– Best of Show; Wilfred Goudreau — Most Promising New Artist;

First place jewelry — Kristine Danielson

First place class — Ken Herman

First place wood –Bill Kingsbury

First place pottery — Carol Meier

First place sculpture — Dan Recla

First place painting –Monica Miller-Mortel

First place photography — Gary Pearson

Each year spectators vote for the People’s Choice Award winner– Dan Recla, Niagara, Wis.

Festival co-chairs, Lana Frantz and Denise Jacobs, would like to thank everyone who braved the elements in support of the artists and the festival.

“We always have a great turn out rain or shine and this year was no exception” said Frantz, “The festival still drew a great crowd even though it rained all day, Jacobs said, it really speaks to the quality of artists that we have at the show.”

They also would like to thank their volunteers from the Iron Mountain-Kingsford GFWC Women’s Club, Tadych’s Econo Foods, Fred Jump, Debbie Bray and staff for the pig roast and food booth, Chris Tafoya the event emcee, and the following entertainers for giving their time and talent to the event including Unhushed Grace, Crystal Hogan, Delany Harris, Elizabeth Wicker, and Adam Hayes.

A special acknowledgement goes to all the event sponsors: First National Bank & Trust, Linda Plumley, Nowicki Chiropractic and Wellness, Exploring the North.com, Alice Smith, David and Stephanie Brule, Gary and Dee Benjamin, Wilma and Bill Verrette, Eric and Lana Frantz, Perry and Denise Jacobs, Northern Michigan Bank, Iron Mountain Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union, Joan Flood, Slumberland Furniture, Jacobs Funeral Homes, Robert and Rosemarie Zadek, John and Marilyn Lutz, Baker Eye Care, Kristina R. Andes, 41 Lumber, Super One, WalMart, Tool-Time Rental, Baker Sign Company and the Dickinson County Community Foundation.

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