2014 AFB Woodland Art Fair Merit Award for Sculpture

I am not a “toot my own horn” type of person. And I never really want to be. But I do want to share this award with you. It definitely means a lot to me.


This was my first year at the AFB Woodland Art Fair in Lexington, Ky. As with any new venture, there is always some level of nerves at play. I hoped the Lexington crowd would like my work, but one can never really be certain. BUT, I had a good weekend and it seemed as though lots of folks like the artwork I had to show. There were so many compliments and nice  conversations in addition to the oohhs, ahhhs and laughter. There were even emotional moments as my dolls reminded one viewer of her grandma and the feedsack dresses she made for her.  I really enjoy the opportunity to tell folks about my doll making process. And I especially love hearing what the dolls say to you, what they mean to you and how they make you feel.

The icing on a very delicious cake, was this award, given on Sunday morning. It’s the 2014 Merit Award in the Sculpture category.

I am proud of this award for several reasons.

It’s my first art-related award.

It was my first showing at this prestigious, well-known, well-attended art fair.

The work awarded was a combination of soft-sculpture and mixed media.

AND, as a Merit award winner, I’m guaranteed a spot in next year’s art fair.

I’m already looking so forward to it!

Thank you Lexington Art League and Thank You, Enderle & Co. for sponsoring the Merit award for Sculpture.