During the Opening Ceremonies Jo Mochulski, Chairperson of the Festival of the Arts, presented the Late Bloomer Grant Awards to Lorelei Hanna, Claudia Mach, Cheri Merkley, and Delores Maillet. Joyce Speas (not present) also won an award. Festival Committee members Betty Winterstein and Dorie Blodget are on the right.
Manley Art Center had a new tent for the Festival this year, and Emily Grimes (right) organized the art and artists and set up the booth with help from her husband, David, and friends, Robert and Aniko Lichtenberger (left) and PBAA members including Claudia Mach and Barbara Jervis (center), and Rob Decker (not pictured - Rob is the artist you see at the Port or near the beach painting under a colorful umbrella most any day of the year).
Next to Manley Art Center's booth, local artist, Frank Gustafson displayed his oil paintings. Frank also has several seascapes on display this month at the Chetro Community Library.
Don Jensen's fish rubbings are a delight. He is always finding new ways to incorporate subtile color along with using textured papers.