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Tom Musgrave

Arts Council Announces Booth Awards from
2018 Kentucky Crafted Market

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 6, 2018) — The Kentucky Arts Council recognized three exhibitors for their outstanding booth presentations at The Kentucky Crafted Market.

The Market is the arts council’s signature event of the year for artists under the Kentucky Crafted brand to display and sell their work to a broad base of consumers and wholesale buyers. Dozens of Kentucky Crafted and selected out-of-state artists exhibited their work for sale March 2-4 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

Each year, the arts council gives three awards to exhibitors in the following categories: Best in Show, Best Booth Design and Excellence in Accessibility.

Best in Show went to Tater Knob Pottery, owned by David Enge with business partner Samantha Lyons. This award recognizes artistic excellence of product and booth presentation.

“Tater Knob is very excited to win Best in Show after all the wonderful years of being part of such a fantastic organization,” Enge said.

Justine Riley, owner of Sketch-Journal-Record, Handmade Books by Justine Riley in Mayfield, received the Excellence in Accessibility Award, which recognizes the booth with the best design, promotional materials and ease of access for people with disabilities.

“It was a great learning experience setting up at The Kentucky Crafted Market this year,” Riley said. “I'd like to thank Dan Neil Barnes, the Kentucky Arts Council and my husband — we don't exist on islands. I'm grateful for the help I have received from these individuals and the Kentucky Arts Council.”

Barnes, from whom Riley received mentorship about booth design, is a Kentucky Crafted artist and a consultant in the arts council’s Kentucky Peer Advisory Network, a directory of arts professionals available for business consultancies to arts organizations and individual artists.

Best Booth Design went to Jeanine Moneypenny and Teri Amsler, owners of Moss Hill Bath & Body Collection in Louisville. The honor goes to the exhibitor with the highest quality presentation and merchandise display.

“We are delighted with being awarded the best booth design at the Kentucky Crafted Market. Each year we work hard to make our booth inviting and customer-friendly,” said Moneypenny. “There are so many well-designed and beautifully detailed booths at the Market, we are so honored to be selected.”

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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, fosters environments for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.