Academy Art Museum Craft Show Opens for the Public Today; Preview Event Produces Artist Awards


The 21st Annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show opened its doors at 10 AM today and will do the same Sunday at the Museum and the Waterfowl Building where 70 artists have their work on display. As Craft Show Chairman Craig Fuller explains, “come join us where you have an opportunity to view and purchase fine craft, meet inspired artists and support the mission of the Academy Art Museum.”

Best body of work, Fong Choo

The Craft Show Preview Event, held Friday evening, saw over two hundred Museum patrons and sponsors get an early look at the show. The Craft Show Committee offered all who participated something new, the Dazzled Choice Awards. All attendees were giving the chance to vote on their favorite artists. These choices along with the judge’s choices from the evening, and even an online Choice Award, are all part of the program for Saturday.

The Spy learned the results early and shares it now….

As determined by the Craft Show judge:

For Best Body of Work: Fong Choo
For Best Booth Design (a tie): Amanda Hagerman and Stephen Zeh
For Best Individual Items: Todd Reed, Craft Show Visionary Artist

And, for the Dazzled Choice Award (a tie); Holly Anne Mitchell and Todd Reed
For the Dazzled Online Choice Award: Sara Thompson

The Craft Show stays open until 6 PM on Saturday and 4 PM on Sunday. Artists are on hand to visit with attendees. The Dazzled Online auction (at remains open for bidding until 8 PM, Tuesday, October 23rd…and, new items are being added. Each award winner has one or more items in the Auction!

For more information about the Craft Show and winners, click on the links below:

Academy Art Museum Craft Show:
Fong Choo:
Amanda Hagerman:
Stephen Zeh:
Todd Reed:
Holly Anne Mitchell:

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