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Gary Odmark, Holland painter, won the 2013 Saugatuck Center for the Arts award.

 

James Troutman of Pinckney, Michigan won the 2013 Cora Bliss Taylor award for his direct-carved stone sculptures.  He is pictured here with Saugatuck artist Margaret McDermott, who judged this year's show.  The Art Club annually donates the Taylor award. Cora Bliss Taylor (1889-1986) was a Saugatuck painter and art teacher who taught many early Art Club members.

 

Mary Kuilema, Grand Rapids ceramics artist, shown here with her husband, won the 2013 Fred T. Larson Award.  Fred T. Larson (1869-1944) was a Chicago painter and woodcut artist and a founder of the Palette and Chisel Club in that city.

 

Judy DeGan, ceramics artist from Carmel, Indiana won the 2013 Jean Goldsmith award, donated by the Art Club. Jean Delo Goldsmith (1897-1988), the first president of the Art Club, was a Saugatuck painter and ceramics artist.

 

Saugatuck Mayor Bill Hess with the 2013 Mayor's award winner, photographer JD Dennison of Troy, Michigan.

 

Printmaker Terry Butler of Ann Arbor, shown here with Margaret McDermott, this year's judge, won the 2013 DeMond's SuperValu Award.

 

Chicago painter/sculptor Eric Nye won the 2013 Saugatuck-Douglas District Library award. His works are what he describes as interactive art, rotating squares within a frame that form several, or many, different pictures as the viewer rearranges them.

 

Art Club president and award donor Karen Drongowski with JD Dennison of Troy, Michigan, winner of the 2012 Drongowski Family award for best photography.

 

Painter Loren Corell of Ballwin, Missouri, winner of the 2013 James Boyce Family award, donated by the late Mr. Boyce’s family. James Boyce III (1930-2008) of Saugatuck, originated the award some years ago for the best marine scene in the fair.

 

Judge Margaret McDermott with Cedar Springs, Michigan painter LeAnne Sowa, winner of the 2013 Tom and Judy Anthrop Award for watercolor painting.

 

Marne, Michigan pastel artist Dean Dovey won the 2013 James Brandess purchase award donated by Saugatuck artist James Brandess of James Brandess Studios, Inc.  Mr. Brandess is pictured here congratulating Mr. Dovey.

 

Photos copyright 2013 by Elliott Sturm.