Joanne Alberda of Sioux Center received Best in Show at Iowa Crafts: 43 for her fiber piece, "Improvisations on a Square." She will receive a solo exhibition in Center Space Gallery at Mason City's Charles H. MacNider Art Museum.
Other awards: Best in Clay ($150) to Bill Mateer of Sheffield, for "Stonewear Vase;" Juror’s Special Mention in Clay ($50) to Katie Brooks of Manchester, for "Blue." Best in Fiber ($150) to Sandy Maxa of Lenox, for "Gathering Nuts;" Juror’s Special Mention in Fiber ($50) to Joanne Alberda for "Passages." Best in Metal/Wood ($150) to Rob Wallace of Ames, for "Oak Oracle;" Juror’s Special Mention in Metal/Wood ($50) to Dorian Stripling of Ames, for "Draped Figure."
Juror JoAnn Schnabel, professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa, chose 31 works by 19 artists for the exhibit, which continues through Jan. 3.