[#103] Vol. 31, No.1, Spring/Summer 2021

Message from the Executive Director
The Fabulous Henry Hall by Fred Scruton
Mae and Willie Tarver: Partners in Life and Art by Kevin Grogan
The Rev. Johnnie Simmons: Preserving His Gullah Culture by Margaret Day Allen
Merv Appleton: New Zealand Artist by Beth Wiltshire
Art on the Autism Spectrum: Pathways to Inclusion by Tony Gengarelly
2021: A Different Outsider Art Fair by Carol Millsom
Theresa Gloster: Painting the Good Times by Margaret Day Allen
Obituary - Helen Rae: Rest in Peace and Power, 1938-2021 by Janice Estrada and Tierra del Sol Group
A Man and His Vision: Ledbetter Folk and Americana Auctions by Kathy Johnson Bowles
Kevin Sampson Appears in “Arthur” Cartoon Series by Ann Oppenhimer
The Dirty South Comes to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from VMFA Press Release

Price: $15.00

The 2020 Virginia Professional Communicators Awards were announced March 26 via Zoom meeting. The Folk Art Messenger competes in the “Magazine and Social Media, non-profit and educational categories,” and six entries resulted in six awards.

First Place was won by:
1. Columns, personal opinion, by-lined (“Message from the Executive Director,” #99 and #101),
2. News Story (“Exciting Events at Christie’s Outsider Art Auction”) and
3. Specialty Article, Obituary (“Jim Clark 1938-2020”).

Second Place awards were given to:
1. Folk Art Messenger, #100,
2. Folk Art Society Facebook Page, and
3. Folk Art Society Website.

The First Place winners will progress to the National Federation of Press Women contest, which will be held virtually at the national conference in Little Rock, Ark., June 11-12, 2021.