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Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival Award Winners Announced

(Ocean Springs) – Winners for the 44th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon have been announced. 

Every year, awards are given out to top exhibitors at the festival. Throughout the two-day event judges travel the show and evaluate the booths to honor individual artists or craftsmen’s work with one of the annual awards, “Best of Show”, “Peter Anderson Legacy Award”, “Award of Excellence”, “Award for the Creative Arts” and “Best Booth”. This year’s recipients are as follows: 

This year’s “Best of Show” presented by Blue Moon went to Traci Johnston of Belden, Mississippi for her texted paintings of sculpted florals and birds. The “Peter Anderson Legacy Award” was presented to Maya Blume-Cantrell of Orange Beach, Alabama for her functional pottery. The “Award of Excellence” was given to Liping Jackson of Clinton, Mississippi for his creative creature clay art. The “Award for the Creative Arts” was given to Ramiro Diaz of New Orleans, Louisiana for his surreal, fantastical paintings. And, the best “Booth Award” was presented to Annette Moore of West Monroe, Louisiana for her 3D Mixed Media tin art. 

The awards were presented to the individuals Sunday afternoon of the festival. Winners received plaques complete with Shearwater tiles and cash prizes. The items were displayed at the winners’ booths for the remainder of the afternoon. 

The 44th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon was held on Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6 in downtown Ocean Springs. 

The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival is a trademarked event. For any use of the logo or policies, contact the Ocean Springs Chamber. 

For more information, please contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau at 228-875-4424 or visit for all the details. 


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