Meet the Artisans

The Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art welcomes artisans from across the nation and features artwork that is handmade and individually designed by the artist. Come and find your passion among paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, weaving, folk art, jewelry, fiber, wood, baskets, clay, glass, paper, leather and wearable art.

The 2017 Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art Award Winners:


Left to Right Front: Debbie Wiles, Tim Peters, Derrick Riley, Dustin Payne
Left to Right Back: Jeri Landers, Eli Helman, Jon Lee, Lizzie Gulick

Winners not pictured: Guiteau Lanoue, and William Waite

The 2017 Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art Exhibitor Awards:

Best of Show - Dustin Payne of Versailles, IN
1st year. Wood
Award Sponsor: MainSource Bank

Best Presentation - Jeri Landers of Rutledge, TN
12th year Paper/Story books
Award Sponsor: Galena Garlic

First Place Fine Art - Guiteau Lanoue of Houston, TX
1st year. Papermaking
Award Sponsor: Madison Dental Health Partners

Second Place Fine Art - Tim Peters of Winter Haven, FL
2nd year Clay
Award Sponsor: The Red Pepper Restaurants.

Third Place Fine Art - Derrick Riley of Lexington, KY
1st year. Printmaking
Award Sponsor: Thornton Terrace Health Campus

First Place Craft - Lizzie Gulick of Louisville, KY
2nd year. Finer Artist
Award Sponsor: The Attic/Coffee Mill Café, Gift Shop and Café

Second Place Craft - Mary and Jon Lee of Lewis Center, OH
1st year. Jewelry
Award sponsor: River Terrace Health Campus

Third Place Craft - Debbie Wiles of Matton, IL
2nd year.  Gourds.
Award sponsor: Old National Bank

Judges Award - Honorable Mention - William Waite of Prairie du Chien, WI 4th year Puzzles; Eli Helman of East Hampton, MA 1st year Illustration


Co-Coordinators Jenny Straub and Amy Fischmer take a moment with the winning artists.


Madison Dental Partners

Sponsor of Exhibitor Award Fine Art



Jefferson County Land Title
Jefferson Co Land Title

Thomas Family Winery
Thomas Family Winery

Media Link/Sally McWilliams
Media Link - Sally McWilliams

Mary Jean Stotts
Mary Jean Stotts, Attorney at Law