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Rustic Artisans Receive Honors at Adirondack Museum's 23rd Annual Rustic Furniture Fair

Adirondack Museum Press Release
September 17, 2010

Over sixty talented rustic artisans from across the United States gathered at the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, New York for the 23rd Annual Rustic Furniture Fair on September 10, 11 and 12, 2010.

This year, the Rustic Furniture Fair honors were the Maker's and People's Choice awards. Each award is determined by ballot: the rustic artisans, or "makers" select outstanding work by a peer; Rustic Furniture Fair visitors chose the winner of the People's Choice certificate.

Jonathan Swartwout, of Fisher of the Berry, Johnstown, New York received the Maker's Choice award.

Swartwout has been exhibiting at the Rustic Furniture Fair since 2008. Examples of Swartwout's work can be found at:

John Gallis of Norseman Designs West, Cody, Wyoming, received the People's Choice award.

Gallis has fashioned custom furniture for over twenty years and has owned and designed furniture for Norseman Designs West in Cody, WY since 1995. See some of his rustic furniture by visiting

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Article courtesy of the Adirondack Museum.