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Plateau Area Crafters and Artists Among Puyallup Fair Winners

From the Hobby Hall to the Fine Arts Show, there were several local names recognized for their work at this year's Puyallup Fair.

As the Puyallup Fair comes to a close this weekend, organizers on Friday announced the winners of several competitions including those in the Hobby Hall as well as in fine arts and photography.

From the Hobby Hall:

  • Lapidary Arts - Grand Champion: Michael Wendt, Bonney Lake
  • Paper Crafts - Reserve Champion: Lisa Parkerson, Bonney Lake
  • Scrapbooking - Reserve Champion: Lisa Parkerson, Bonney Lake

The 6th Annual Washington State Photography Exhibition contest consisted of seven categories: nature, portrait, photo travel outside of Washington state, children, animals, around Washington, and general.

  • General: Patty Capps, Ravensdale - 3rd Place for 'Frost Morning, Enumclaw'
  • Nature: Gary Parkert, Buckley - Judges Choice for 'Gecko Silhouette'
  • Nature: Mike Dilbeck, Bonney Lake - Honorable Mention for 'Hidden Tree'
  • Photo Travel: David Pawlan, Bonney Lake - 2nd Place for 'Sunset in Trondheim'

The 2012 Puyallup Fair Fine Art Show featured a special competition, “The Object Project” asking artists to include an assortment of five specific objects into their composition: a horseshoe, quilt, feather, sheep, and a single flower.

  • 'The Object Project' and Drawing: Elizabeth Dobes, Lake Tapps - 1st Place for 'Country White'
  • Digital Art: Alexandra Haley, Bonney Lake - 3rd Place for 'Tatiana O'Haley'

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