Eleven area artists recently were recognized as Merit Award winners at the M&T Bank Clothesline Festival held at Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester.
Awards went to Marc Gaiger, of Fairport, ceramics and metal; Carrie George, of Rochester, leather; Chris Goodenbury, of Rochester, photography; Andrea Handy, of Rochester, fiber; Hodaka Hasabe, of Pittsford, ceramics; Julie Johnson, of Trumansburg, ceramics; Linda Magi, of Rochester, jewlery; Jonathan Merritt, of Rochester, photography; Mark Moore, of Victor, metal and wood; Susan Peterson, of Houghton, mixed media; and Sara Silvio, of Rochester, jewelry.
The awards recognized outstanding creativity and quality of execution.
The artists were selected from among 375 state artists at the 61st annual fine arts and crafts festival. The event featured live entertainment, food and family art activities.