Weston Craft Show assistant chair, Merrie Kujovsky, reached into a basket and selected the name of Susan Langley of Chester as the winner of a Caryn King original folk art portrait of a handsome rooster.
The drawing wrapped up the 26th Annual Weston Craft Show by awarding to one of the responders to the show's questionnaire this much admired prize. As part of the questionnaire visitors were asked to vote for their favorite artisan. Entirely coincidentally folk artist Caryn King was honored to win the People's Choice award.
The 2009 Show, held at the Weston Playhouse over Columbus Day Weekend, featured 46 juried Vermont artisans displaying an amazing array of beautiful hand-made objects. The show attracted over 2,700 attendees which represented a 20 percent increase in attendance over the previous year, and the highest attendance since 2004.
The Weston Craft Show is an all-volunteer effort. Chair Nancy Donnelly thanks all those who participated as well as all those who supported the show with their attendance. She is pleased to announce that the show raised $20,000 for the preservation and maintenance of Weston's historic properties: the Farrar-Mansur House, the Old Mill, and the Craft Building and $4,000 for the Weston Community Association's Endowment Fund.
The 27th annual Weston Craft Show will be held on October 8, 9, and 10, in 2010.
For more information, visit www.westoncraftshow.com.