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Geneva Arts Fair winners announced

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  • Artist Nancy Krahn of Algonquin was the winner of the Geneva Art Fair's inaugural "On the Floor" project.

      Artist Nancy Krahn of Algonquin was the winner of the Geneva Art Fair's inaugural "On the Floor" project.
    Courtesy of Geneva Chamber of Commerce


Submitted by Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Geneva Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 2011 Geneva Arts Fair winners. Judging took place July 23-24 and four winners each in 2-D and 3-D were awarded ribbons, including four artists from Illinois.

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For the first time, Carlson's Floors in Geneva sponsored the "On the Floor" project where participating artists received donated tile from Carlson's Floors that had to be incorporated into their artwork. The winner was Nancy Krahn (jewelry) of Algonquin.

The 2011 judges were Eric Forsberg (2-D) from Aurora and Emmy Star Brown (3-D) from Chicago.

Forsberg has been painting for 38 years and currently shows his work in fine galleries, invitational and juried exhibitions across the country. His classic maritime oil paintings are in private collections.

Brown is an abstract painter and graphic designer. Recently voted "Best of" at the One of a Kind Show and Sale at the Merchandise Mart. Her work consists of freehand paintings on salvaged glass windows, all materials found, reused and created from old things.

The 2012 Geneva Arts Fair will be on July 28-29.

The winners in the 2-Dimensional category are: Edward Cook of Batavia, acrylic miniatures; Michael Bond of River Falls, Wis., printing; Christina Hankins of Maple Grove, Minn., pastel; and Steve Nowatzki of Minneapolis, Minn., printmaking.

The winners in the 3-Dimensional are: Mary and Spencer Watson of Prospect Heights, jewelry; Roberta Elliott of Cobden, Ill., metal sculpture; Rosie and Dave Clause of Naperville, mixed media; and Dennis Thompson of Branson, Mo., ceramics.

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