Artists shine with 'Best of' awards at Waterfront Art Festival

August 8, 2016  |  by Bonifas Arts Center

More than 50 artists participated at the Waterfront Art Festival Saturday at Ludington Park in Escanaba. Media included watercolor, photography, fiber, oil painting, pottery, jewelry, woodworking and much more.

Best of awards were presented during the show. Kathy Kuczek of Vulcan, Mich., won Best of Show. She is an author, illustrator and plein air artist. She was featured in the Powers Gallery this past January with a group of plein air painters. Her work can be seen at

Waterfront Art Festival winners included:

  • Best of Show – Kathy Kuczek
  • Best of Painting/Drawing – Kathy Kuczek
  • Best of Pottery – Elaine Eikenberry
  • Best of Jewelry – Karen Reece, Bead Krap
  • Best of 3D – Ted W. Braidard Cabinet Maker
  • Best of Fibers – Rae Warner, Bears with Heart

Winners received a monetary award and a ribbon.


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