Michael Frasca of Frasca Strecker Studio, (Harrodsburg, Kentucky), Best Overall Booth Design
Craft Marketing Program
BOOTH DESIGN AWARD WINNERS FOR KENTUCKY CRAFTED: THE MARKET 2006
Kentucky craft exhibitors who attended Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2006 were recognized for their booth designs at The Market’s annual awards dinner on Friday, March 4, 2006, Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, South Wing B, Louisville, Kentucky.
Chosen from 283 exhibitors, the award winners were: Country Nouveau, (Island, Kentucky), receiving the Best Of Show award; Frasca Strecker Studio, (Harrodsburg, Kentucky), receiving the award for Best Overall Booth Design; Chandler Clay, (Campbellsville, Kentucky), receiving Best New In-State Exhibitor and the Exhibitors’ Choice Award; Hurley-Byrd Bird Feeder, (Fairmont, West Virginia) receiving Best New Out-of-State Exhibitor; Bluegrass Steaks & Everything Sauce with TALEgating: Stories with Sauce, (Lexington, Kentucky), receiving the Best Kentucky Proud Food Exhibitor award sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture; and Brook White of Flame Run Studio was the recipient of the annual Purchase Award.
“The Market was such a fantastic event for us and as new exhibitors we were most surprised and honored to be chosen for these awards. We have done a lot of different shows but The Market is one of the most professional venues and we look forward to next year,” said Tim and Page Chandler of Chandler Clay.
Through Kentucky production and sales the craft industry contributes 252 million dollars to the state’s economy. An additional impact of 147 million dollars is realized through sales made outside of Kentucky. The Market is a collaborative effort among several state agencies and cabinets, which promote Kentucky’s rich cultural heritage while supporting the state’s economy and generates 2 to 3 million dollars in direct sales.
The Market is produced by the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program, a division of the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency in the Commerce Cabinet. For more information, call 888-KYCRAFT (592-7238), local (502) 564-3757, or visit our web site at: www.kycraft.ky.gov.
Since 1981, the Craft Marketing Program's mission is to develop the state's craft industry, support and empower Kentucky artisans and craftspeople, create an economically viable environment for craft entrepreneurs, preserve the state's craft traditions, stimulate and support product development, and generate public awareness, public support and public/private partnerships.
The Program provides assistance to Kentucky residents, individuals, or groups wanting to develop as craft professionals through economic opportunities and training, to other outside entities (e.g., craft retailers, craft and art organizations, community and government agencies), and the general public. The craft industry in Kentucky contributes 252 million dollars in annual sales and Kentucky is recognized as a model state for its craft programs and its role in the $14 billion national craft industry.