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[#88] Vol. 26 No. 2, Spring/Summer 2015

"Message from the Director"
"Mingering Mike's Fantasia: Supersonic Dreams of Stardom Lost and Found" by Richard Harrington.
"Billy Tripps' Mindfield" by William L. Ellis.
"J.J. Cromer: An Artist Who Challenges the Viewer to Think" by Margaret Day Allen.
"Memphis Conference Brochure"
"Art Under Construction: The Visionary Art of Mary Paulsen " by Jay Althouse with photographs by Sally Albrecht
"Fire! The Resurrection of Mr. Imagination" by Ramona Austin.
"The Free Art Guy: John Summers" by Gary Monroe.
"Books Received" by Ann Oppenhimer.
"Slotin Auction Presents Folk Art's Founding Royalty" by Tina Cox.
"Obituary: Joe Morales 1939-2015" by Scott Rothstein.
"Letters and News"
"Calendar of Exhibitions"



Folk Art Society Wins Awards

The Folk Art Society has won three awards in the Virginia Professional Communicators 2015 Contest:

  • First Place - Folk Art Messenger, for magazine, newsletter or non-newspaper, for non-profit, governmental or educational publications.
  • Second Place - for the Columbus Conference brochure, and Honorable Mention - for the website, www.folkart.org, in the same category.
  • The First Place winner will go on to compete in the National Federation of Presswomen contest later in the summer.

The Folk Art Messenger won Honorable Mention in the National Federation of Presswomen Contest July 2015.

CALENDAR: Opening Soon

"Inside the Outside: Five Self-Taught Artists from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation"
Opens Sunday, July 19, 2015
134 Jay Street - Route 22
Katonah, NY 10536
"CIVIL WAR QUILTS: What the Women Left Behind"
Opens Friday, July 24, 2015
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Courtesy Menello Museum
"Standing Strong in the Spirit: A Selection of Folk Art by Southern Women"
Opens Sunday, July 26, 2015
900 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803