[#109] Vol. 33, No. 1., Summer 2023

Message from the Executive Director Summer 2023 by Ann Oppenhimer
Bernard Gore: The Word in Wood - Text and Photographs by Fred Scruton
Arthur Bispo do Rosario: “All Existing Materials on Earth” by Judith Meyerowitz
Creating Connections: Self-Taught Artists from the Rosenthal Collection by Julie Aronson
Richmond Conference Brochure
Food for Thought: George Voronovsky and the Virtues of Foraging by Kyle Mancuso
The Art of the Blues by William Ellis
Build a Heaven of My Own: African American Vernacular Art & the Blues by Jim Arient
Slotin Spring Masterpiece Sale Shatters Records by Tina Cox
Two Book Reviews by Ann Oppenhimer
Letters to the Editor
Messenger Awards
Obituary: Jerry Dance by Ann Oppenhimer
Obituary: Mary Anne Deane by Ann Oppenhimer
Calendar of Exhibitions

Price: $18.00


The 2022 Virginia Professional Communicators contest winners are awarded at the group’s Spring conference, held this year on May 5, 2023 in Fredericksburg, Va. The Folk Art Messenger won four First Place prizes for: Folk Art Messenger, #107; Charleston Conference Brochure; Obituary for Kacey Carneal; and Social Media Presence (Facebook). Two Second Place prizes were won for: Obituary for Keith Kissee and the FASA Website. Each entry must either be edited or written by the entrant and published in 2022. Each First Place winning entry from each state advances to the National Federation of Press Women contest. The winners were announced at the national conference in Cincinnati on June 24. The Folk Art Society won First Place for its Facebook page; Second Place for the Folk Art Messenger, #107; and Honorable Mention for the Charleston Conference Brochure and the Obituary of Kacey Carneal.