Art and Culture Feature


Arkansas Life, “Of House and Home” by Katie Bridges, June 2015

A well-executed piece and a well-chosen topic, extremely relevant to the magazine’s audience.


New Mexico Magazine, “A Gift From the Wind by John Muller, August 2015” by John Muller, August 2015

Wow, that is a very comprehensive look at a fascinating artistic family.


Adirondack Life, “Rocking the Boathouse” by Elizabeth Folwell, At Home in the Adirondacks 2015

I found it captivating throughout. It feels like a very small but powerful story – I admire the content.

Award of Merit

Acadiana Profile, “Lache Pas” by Melanie Warner Spencer, December 2015/January 2016

A visceral and mature article. It’s very moving and as a reader, I can sense an importance in the tradition.

Award of Merit

Maine Boats, Home & Harbors, “Baskets With Spirit” by Billy Ray Simms, Issue 136 Boat Show 2015

Wow, this is how you cover an artist’s story.

Award of Merit

Yukon, North of Ordinary, “Rock ’N’ Roll, Caesar Salads, and a Missed Date with Royalty” by Leighann Chalykoff, Summer 2015

The story itself is entertaining and interesting and the never waivers in poignancy throughout the article.

Award of Merit

Saltscapes, “Lennie’s Dream” by Philip Lee, April 2015

Some very nice descriptive writing highlights this piece, particularly the lede and the end.

Additional Entries

Acadiana Profile, “Leading Ladies” by Michael Patrick Welsh, April/May 2015

Louisiana Life, “Artist Adventure” by John R. Kemp, January/February 2015

Louisiana Life, “Lost, Found & Saved” by Paul F. Stahls Jr., November/December 2015

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, “Playing by Heart?” by Bruce D. Snider, Issue 134 April/May 2015

Missouri Life, “Staring Down a Barrel” by Andrew Bridges, August 2015

Mountain Home, “The Queen of Glass” by Alison Fromme, May 2015

Texas Highways, “The Great State Fair of Texas” by Michelle Burgess, October 2015

Texas Highways, “In Country’s Country” by Randy Mallory, October 2015