PAF Award Winners 2008
Best of Show – Tim Byrns – Wood – MN
Tim Byrns is a wood sculptor living in Duluth, MN. His preferred medium is local hardwood from the Great Lakes Region. Often, the themes of Tim’s work are communicated through both the character of the raw material, and the suggested movement of the sculpted form. In each piece, he strives to preserve the spirit of the wood, while conveying a renewed sense of movement and life.
Second Place- Margaret Dittrich – Jewelry – MN
Margaret Dittrich is a metalsmith living in St. Paul, MN All of her jewelry is hand-fabricated sterling silver and gold – often combining the two. She prefers simple, clean lines. Stones are frequently central to a piece and run the gamut from pebbles and meteorites to pearls.
Third Place – Shawn Wolter – Mixed Media – IA
Shawn Wolter currently resides in Urbandale, IA. His work is cunningly crafted 2D Mixed Media utilizing such things as airbrush, wood stains, acrylic paints, glues, molding pastes, spray paints, string, collaged canvas and paper pieces over stretched canvas and masonite board.
Honorable Mention – Ron Byers – Photography – WI
From the beginning, my passion for photography has been more of a process of inner exploration. The images can be metaphorical stepping stones to rich, personal associations, vehicles to carry the viewer into the realm of the surreal. The art of photography is in the seeing; the craft is rendering what has been seen into the fullness of its spirit. A photograph to me can be not only a literal window to the world but also a mirror to an inner landscape. Here, the viewers must bring something of themselves to fully activate the “poetic” image.
Spirit of Powderhorn – Yvonne & Robert Myrvall – Wood – MI
- Tom Ashworth – Mixed Media – MN
- Mike Bose – Clay – IA
- Lonnie Carter – Painting – IA
- Deborah Foutch – Mixed Media – MN
- Jacob Honer – Glass – MN
- Ken & Pat Larson – Sculpture – MN
- Erika Mock – Fiber – WI
- Jay Nielsen– Jewelry- MN
- Michael Schwegmann – Clay – IL
- Nancy Waterfield & Wendy Young – Paper – MN
Community Showcase Invitational Award – Dave’s Magnets
Group Exhibitor Invitational Award – Fire on the Green
- Main Exhibitor Award Jurors: Sue Davies, Curt Lund, Tina Nemetz
- Spirit of Powderhorn, Community Showcase, Group Exhibitors Award Juror: Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra