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Award Winners From Our “Tabletop”

Tabletop,” The Art League’s functional art exhibit, returns this month! Artworks from across the country are gathered together around a (figurative) table celebrating art that performs a function: whether serving tea, holding an arrangement of flowers, or covering the tabletop.

Juror Kate Lydon selected five award winners and one honorable mention for this exhibit. See the recognized artworks below, and the entire exhibit through November 5.

Taking Flight, porcelain, by Shirley Gromen: Best in Show, Ceramic
Temple of Fire I, fiber, by Barbara Warden: Equal Merit award for functional artwork
Reflections in Red and Blue, fused glass, by Michaela Borghese: Equal Merit Award for functional artworks
Hazy Dawn Basket, hand-built Grolleg porcelain, by Marion Angelica: Equal Merit Award for ceramics
Blue, soda-fired stoneware, by Michael Poness: Equal Merit Award for ceramics
Teapot, stoneware, by Randall Carlson: Honorable Mention

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