October 18, 2011
More than 55 talented rustic artisans from across the United States gathered at the Adirondack Museum Sept. 9-11 for the 24th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair. Each year, artisans are honored with the Maker's and People's Choice awards. Jeannie Ridgeway, Unique Woodworks, Cleveland, N.Y., received the Maker's Choice Award, while Wayne Ignatuk of Swallowtail Studio, Jay, received the People’s Choice Award. Ignatuk has been building rustic furniture full time since 1998 and began showing at the Rustic Furniture Fair that year as well. Pictured are Ridgeway, David M. Kahn, Adirondack Museum executive director, and Ignatuk.