Monday, August 15, 2016

Northwoods Art and Book Festival Part Two

The arts came to Hackensack on a sunny August day. The Northwoods Art and Book Festival is known for its high quality original art pieces in a variety of art media that includes paint, clay, fiber, metal, wood, jewelry and photography. 

Some popular sites were Loides Oils and Vinegars  
and yummy breads baked by Linnea in her outdoor pizza oven.
Children's Art Area offered artists a space to work and indulge in a little TAT (short for tattoo)painting.
Unique to this art fair is the popular books arts section where authors sell signed copies of their books. Book selling was in several locations besides the church location posted yesterday. Colin Mustful, Minnesota author and historian of Grace at Spirit Lake, shared his knowledge of Native American history against the sunny skies with festival goers.  
While Minnesota author, Mark Munger, found a cooler spot inside the community building to share copies of his new book Boomtown .
And here I met up with a writer, editor and artist Maggie Fuller from Brainerd. 
Jan and Tim Marr entertained festival goers with lively tunes 
while many munched on a popular festival special: Walking Tacos or Taco Bag sold by the Lions group.
see link below for an easy party idea

http://sockfairies.blogspot.com/2013/10/taco-in-bag.html
There were 43 artists participating in the festival this year. It was difficult to choose winners. Congratulations to the winners! 
Best of Show: Bill Brown Fine Rustic Furnishings
Best Display: 1st: Benjamin and Carrie Pogatshnick Nature Photography
2nd: Barb and Dick Groth Handmade Paper Collage
Spirit of the North: 1st: David Barthel Photography
2nd: Al and Pamela Moline Pen and Ink Wildlife Prints, Note Cards
Most Creative: 1st: Sandra Fynbeh Andress Blown Glass, Glass Beads and Jewelry
2nd: John Lessard Yard and Garden Art


Hope to see you next year at Northwoods Art and Book Festival
August 12, 2017  

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