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 2016 Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art Award Winners:


Left to Right Front: Patricia Cowart, Rahmon Olugunna, Tim Peters, Lizzie Gulick
Left to Right Middle: Dale Foster, Douglas Richard, Peter Rujuwas, Dick Close, Kelly Graham
Left to Right Back: Judge Auxier and Chad Balster

The 2016 Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art Exhibitor Awards:

Best of Show - Tim Peters of Winter Haven, FL
First year. Pottery
Award Sponsor: MainSource Bank

Best Presentation - Dale Foster of Guilford, IN
4 years. Wood
Award Sponsor: Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

First Place Fine Art - Rahmon Olugunna of Chicago, IL
1st Year. Painter
Award Sponsor: Madison Dental Health Partners

Second Place Fine Art - Patricia Cowart of Findlay, OH
3 years. Fine Artist
Award Sponsor: The Red Pepper Restaurants.

Third Place Fine Art - Peter Rujuwas of Greenwood, IN
1st year. Sculptor
Award Sponsor: Something Simple Gift Shop

First Place Craft - Lizzie Gulick of Louisville, KY
1st year. Finer Artist
Award Sponsor: The Attic/Coffee Mill Café, Gift Shop and Café

Second Place Craft - Kelly Graham of Salem, IN
1st year. Fiber Artist
Award sponsor: Sherman, Barber & Mullikin, CPAs

Third Place Craft - Douglas Richard of Sasuma, FL
2nd year.  Wood.
Award sponsor: Old National Bank

Judges Award - Honorable Mention - Chad Balster of Louisville, KY. 2nd year. Glass - Dick Close of Cincinnati, OH. 1st year. Watercolor



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