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Artisans receive honors at Rustic Furniture Fair Sept. 10-12

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - More than 60 talented rustic artisans from across the United States gathered at the Adirondack Museum for the 23rd annual Rustic Furniture Fair, Sept. 10-12. Artisans were honored by the museum for their work and their popularity at the fair.

This year, the Rustic Furniture Fair honors were the Maker's and People's Choice awards. Each award was determined by ballots given to each rustic artisans, or "maker" in order to select outstanding work by their peers. Rustic Furniture Fair visitors chose the winner of the People's Choice certificate.

Jonathan Swartwout, of Fisher of the Berry in Johnstown received the Maker's Choice award.

Swartwout has been exhibiting at the Rustic Furniture Fair since 2008. Examples of Swartwout's work can be found at www.fisheroftheberry.com/index.htm.

John Gallis of Norseman Designs West in Cody Wyoming, received the People's Choice award.

Gallis has fashioned custom furniture for more than 20 years and has owned and designed furniture for Norseman Designs West since 1995. See some of his rustic furniture by visiting www.norsemandesignswest.com.

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