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Oregon State Fair Announces Winning Artisans in 2014 Creative and Artistic Competitions

Thousands of attendees enjoyed the myriad of creations at the State Fair.

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Oregon State Beekeepers has been a traditional booth for decades, serving to educate and intrigue young and old about the value of honeybees. Photo by Bonnie King

(SALEM, Ore.) - Winners of the 2014 Creative and Artistic competitions hosted by the Oregon State Fair have been posted online. Hundreds of Oregonians from throughout the state contributed artwork, baked goods, sewing and other hobbies to be displayed at this year's fair, which concluded on Labor Day.

Prior to fair, expert judges determined first-, second- and third-place winners for each of the 13 creative departments that comprise fine arts, photography and home arts.

Judges awarded Best of Show ribbons to top entries, as follows:

Andrea Kelly of Portland
Counted Cross-Stitch, Needlework & Clothing

David Remesnik of Salem
Biggest Fruit or Vegetable, Farm & Garden

Dorothy Detsch of Sheridan
Potted Plants, Floral

Janey Bevill of Albany
Table Decorating

Karen Bernard of St. Paul

Kayla Rae Brown of Portland
Decorated Cakes

Linda Davis of Sisters
Handwoven Articles, Spinning & Weaving

Mari Jo Young of Independence
Scrapbooking, Paper Arts

Max Kuhn of Florence
Honey & Products of the Hive

Molly Herrle of Portland
Fresh Floral Design, Floral

Monty Mickelson of Portland
Leather Craft, Hobbies & Collectibles

Ray Hoth of Salem

Roberta Pruett of Salem
Cheesecakes, Baked Foods

Vickie Woods of Salem
Pies & Pastries, Baked Foods


Talan Warkentin of Salem
Building Blocks (Legos), Hobbies & Collectibles

Rachel Lundin of Keizer
Cut Herb Display, Farm & Garden

Zane Minzlaff of Damascus
Honey and Products of the Hive

Winners are listed online at:

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