For the first time, awards of excellence were presented at the recent Showcase of the Arts, held the Scugog Community Centre. The Showcase of the Arts Juried Fine Craft and Art Show, is produced annually by the Scugog Council for the Arts and is now in its 5th year. To better recognize and encourage outstanding work, the SCA added the element of show awards to this year’s event and the awards were presented during the Friday evening opening reception First Night First Choice on November 6.

The SCA is grateful to the many local businesses who chose to sponsor the awards program, allowing the SCA to offer awards in every media category in addition to Best in Show  for 13 awards in all. Congratulations to all the winners. They are as follows:

Monique Van Wel, in photo, winner of Best in Show, sponsored by Emmerson Insurance Brokers Ltd. and Best in Jewellery, sponsored by Everlasting Memories Bridal and Floral Shoppe.

David Hickey, winner of Best in Design, sponsored by Maven Lane Realty Ltd.

Murray Pipher, winner of Best in Visual Art, sponsored by The Framer’s Gallery

Martha Brown, winner of Best in Craft, sponsored by META4 Contemporary Craft Gallery

Jan Novak & Tamara Scearce, winners of Best in Photography, sponsored by Focus on Scugog

Natali Baird, winner of Best in Glass, sponsored by Maven Lane Realty Ltd.

Rob Brown, winner of Best in Wood, sponsored by Lake Scugog Lumber

Bev & Paul Williams, winners of Best in Metal, sponsored by Canadian Tire

Dini Page, winner of Best in Fibre, sponsored by Brock’s Department Store

Penny McKeown, winner of Best in Mixed Media, sponsored by PP Print & Digital

Gay Liddell, winner of Best in Clay, sponsored by JAS Silks

Monika Becker, winner of Best in Booth Presentation, sponsored by Maven Lane Realty

For more information on Showcase of the Arts, the above artists and the Scugog Council for the Arts, or contact


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