Gathering at the Adirondack Museum from across the country, 55 artisans participated in the Annual Rustic Furniture Fair, Sept. 9 to 11.
Each year artisans are honored with the Maker's and People's Choice awards. The awards are determined by ballot: the rustic artisans select outstanding work by a peer; Rustic Furniture Fair visitors choose the winner of the People's Choice award.
Jeannie Ridgeway, Unique Woodworks, Cleveland, N.Y. received the Maker's Choice Award. Jeannie has been making rustic furniture for fourteen years, and has been exhibiting at the Fair for nine years. For more information about Jeannie's work, visit www.uniquewoodworks.net.
Wayne Ignatuk, Swallowtail Studio, Jay, N.Y. received the People's Choice Award. Wayne has been building rustic furniture full time since 1998, and began showing at the Rustic Furniture Fair that year as well. To view Wayne's work, visit www.swallowtailstudio.com.