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OC Fair issues more than 1,400 awards to 823 competition participants from Orange County and Long Beach

 
by: Roxanne Ancona
Posted: September 13, 2021

 

COSTA MESA...More than 3,000 entries were accepted as part of the 2021 OC Fair Competitions, a highly anticipated aspect of the annual county fair. After various bouts of judging, which began in May, OC Fair and OC Wine Society issued about 1,445 awards to Orange County and Long Beach residents, and an additional 735 to participants from other parts of Southern California. 

There was at least one winner from nearly every O.C. city, but the most came out of Fullerton – 69 winners included Dorothy Birsic, who earned awards in Home Arts & Crafts, Horticulture and Culinary Arts, and Max and Mike Horan, who both earned awards in Livestock. Natalie Vishney, of Irvine, earned several awards fin Culinary Arts, specifically for preserves and canning. 

Other categories include Visual Arts, Table Settings, Competitions and Home Wine. The OC Wine Society coordinates the Home Wine competition in addition to their Commercial Wine competition (the latter is not included in list of winners below).

All awards issued to Huntington Beach residents are listed below. Type of award(s) earned in a particular category is followed by Division and Class information.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

  • Amber Jahshan: 1st Place/Best of Show in Horticulture - Week 4 (8/3) - Dahlia - Cultivar

  • Angel Radness: Honorable Mention in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Upcycled Items - Functional Items

  • Apollo Velez: White in Youth - Jr Drawing, Ages 9-12 - Any Item

  • August Court: Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 2D Fine Art - Painting

  • Brad Johnson: 2nd Place in Visual Arts - Woodworking - Wood Carving/Sculpture - Human Form

  • Brent Walske: 2nd Place in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 2D Fine Art - Digital; Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 2D Fine Art - Digital

  • Bruce Jeske: 1st Place/Division Winner in Horticulture - Week 3 (7/27) - Specialty Bloom

  • Carol Langston: Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 2D Fine Art - Painting

  • Cash Brecht: 3rd Place in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - More Hand Crafts/Hobbies & Mixed Technique - Using Natural Items; Honorable Mention in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - More Hand Crafts/Hobbies & Mixed Technique - Using Natural Items

  • Charles Brac: Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 2D Fine Art - Digital

  • Cheryl Von Der Hellen: Honorable Mention in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Cards and Invitations - All Other

  • Christina Yamane: 3rd Place in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Afghans - Crocheted, Squares

  • Christopher Cambra: 1st Place in Visual Arts - Photography - Black & White Photos - Humans

  • Chuck Reed: Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 2D Fine Art - Painting

  • Cristin Hurley: Honorable Mention in Culinary Arts - Marmalade - Other Citrus

  • Cruz Gibson: Blue/Judges Award in Youth - Jr Painting, Ages 9-12 - Any Item; Red in Youth - Jr Drawing, Ages 9-12 - Any Item

  • Daniel Alford: Bronze in Home Wine - Red (Dry or Sweet) - Cabernet Franc; Bronze in Home Wine - Red Blends - All Red Blends; Bronze in Home Wine - White (Dry or Sweet) - Other Varietal White; Double Gold in Home Wine - White (Dry or Sweet) - Other Varietal White; Gold in Home Wine - White (Dry or Sweet) - Other Varietal White; Honorable Mention in Home Wine - Red (Dry or Sweet) - Pinot Noir; Honorable Mention in Home Wine - Rose & Blush - Other Blends; Honorable Mention in Home Wine - White (Dry or Sweet) - Chardonnay; Honorable Mention in Home Wine - White (Dry or Sweet) - White Riesling; Silver in Home Wine - Red (Dry or Sweet) - Malbec; Silver in Home Wine - Red (Dry or Sweet) - Sangiovese; Silver in Home Wine - White Blends - All White Blends

  • David Metts: Red in Youth - Jr Poster Art, Ages 9-12 - Any Item, Ages 9-10; White in Youth - Jr Drawing, Ages 9-12 - Any Item

  • Deanna Scheffel: Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 2D Fine Art - Painting

  • Dorothy Bullard: Honorable Mention in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Machine Quilting Other Than Bed Quilts - Wall Hanging, Patchwork or Pieced; Honorable Mention/Judges Award in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Machine Quilting Other Than Bed Quilts - Wall Hanging, Mixed Techniques

  • Erin Connolly: 3rd Place in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 2D Fine Art - Painting; Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 2D Fine Art - Painting

  • Erin Demotte: Honorable Mention in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Jewelry Arts - Beading

  • Francine Nehrig: 1st Place/Division Winner in Horticulture - Week 5 (8/10) - Dahlia - Unknown Cultivar

  • Gigi Cassidy: Vintage Charm in Collections - Collections - Household, Kitchen & Dining

  • Gretchen Brecht: Red in Youth - Jr Drawing, Ages 9-12 - Any Item

  • Hailee Ricardo: Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 2D Fine Art - Drawing

  • Hearld Rice: 3rd Place in Culinary Arts - Leavened Bread - Pretzels or Bagels; 3rd Place in Culinary Arts - Muffins, Biscuits & Scones - Scones, Any Flavor

  • Isabelle Garcia: White in Culinary Arts - Jr Cookies, Ages 9-12 - Cookies, Any

  • Izabella Kearon: Red in Youth - Jr Drawing, Ages 9-12 - Any Item

  • Jadan Nichols: 1st Place/Division Winner in Horticulture - Week 2 (7/20) - Largest Item

  • Janet Chompff: 2nd Place/Judges Award in Crafts & Hobbies - Table Settings - BoHo - Round Table

  • Janet Johnson: 2nd Place in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - More Hand Crafts/Hobbies & Mixed Technique - Mixed Techniques; Honorable Mention in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Sewing - All Other Items; Honorable Mention in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Upcycled Items - Functional Items

  • Janet May: Honorable Mention in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Quilt Top By Exhibitor - Any Item

  • Jaz Jacobs: 1st Place in Livestock - Market - 4-H Single Market Hogs

  • Jeri Polizzotto: 3rd Place/Judges Award in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Modern & Art Quilts - Twin Size & Smaller

  • Jill Weber: Honorable Mention in Collections - Collections - Movies, TV & Entertainment

  • Joanell Connolly: Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 2D Fine Art - Collage/Mixed Media

  • Kaitlyn Lu: Honorable Mention in 2nd Place in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur Ceramics - Hand-Built Ceramics

  • Karen Weber: 3rd Place in Collections - Collections - Household, Kitchen & Dining

  • Katie Hart: 1st Place/Division Winner in Crafts & Hobbies - Table Settings - The 1920s - Rectangle Table

  • Kaya Gibson: Blue in Youth - Jr Painting, Ages 9-12 - Any Item; Red/Judges Award in Youth - Jr Drawing, Ages 9-12 - Any Item

  • Kelsey Turk: 2nd Place in Crafts & Hobbies - Table Settings - Holiday - Round Table

  • Louis Dennis: Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Photography - Black & White Photos - Inanimate Objects; Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Photography - Color Photos - Plants & Flowers

  • Marte Amato: Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Photography - Color Photos - Abstract/Conceptual; Honorable Mention in Visual Arts - Photography - Color Photos - Plants & Flowers

  • Mary French: Honorable Mention in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Bed Quilt - Patchwork or Pieced - Twin Size & Smaller

  • Mary Powell: Honorable Mention in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Hand Embroidery - Counted Thread/Cross-Stitch

  • Meredith Cracchiolo: 2nd Place in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 2D Fine Art - Collage/Mixed Media

  • Michael Christensen: 3rd Place in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Mosaics - 3-Dimensional

  • Nathan Newman: 2nd Place in Crafts & Hobbies - Table Settings - The 1920s - Round Table

  • Noah Murillo: Blue/Most Creative in Youth - Jr Time For Fun With Legos, Ages 9-12 - Any Item, Ages 9-10

  • Pat Salios: Honorable Mention/Judges Award in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Tole Painting - All Other

  • Patricia Mckenna: Honorable Mention in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Sewing - Clothing

  • Phyllis Randol: 3rd Place in Crafts & Hobbies - Home Arts & Crafts - Knots of Love Chemo Caps - Everyday Beanie or Daywear Beanie

  • Quinn Gibson: Blue in Youth - Jr Painting, Ages 9-12 - Any Item; Red in Youth - Jr Drawing, Ages 9-12 - Any Item

  • Rochelle Randel: Bronze in Home Wine - White (Dry or Sweet) - Chardonnay

  • Sabrina Do: Blue in Visual Arts - Photography - YA Photo, Ages 16-17 - Black and White Photos - Any Subject Matter; White in Visual Arts - Photography - YA Photo, Ages 16-17 - Color Photos - Places & Things

  • Samantha Anderson: 1st Place in Culinary Arts - Amateur Cake Design - Traditional Icing Cake; 1st Place in Culinary Arts - Leavened Bread - Pretzels or Bagels; 1st Place in Culinary Arts - Liqueur - Fruit; 2nd Place in Culinary Arts - Canned Fruit Spreads & Other Products - Fruit Syrup or Sauce; 2nd Place in Culinary Arts - Marmalade - Vegetable; 3rd Place in Culinary Arts - Amateur Cake Design - Decorated Fondant Tiered Non-Formal Cake; 3rd Place in Culinary Arts - Canned Fruit Spreads & Other Products - Apple Butter; Honorable Mention in Culinary Arts - Marmalade - Orange; Honorable Mention in Culinary Arts - Sauces & Condiments - Barbecue Sauce

  • Susan Turner: 2nd Place in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Amateur 3D Fine Art - Sculpture

  • Terry Crowther: 1st Place in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Professional 3D Fine Art - Sculpture

  • Thom Wright: 2nd Place in Visual Arts - Fine Arts - Professional 2D Fine Art - Painting

  • Tim Pellissier: 1st Place/Division Winner/Judges Award in Visual Arts - Woodworking - Accessories - Children's Toys and Accessories; 2nd Place in Visual Arts - Woodworking - Furniture - Contemporary

  • Tobias Schmidt: Blue in Youth - Jr Photography, Ages 9-12 - Places and Things

  • Vivian Pham: Honorable Mention in Culinary Arts - Traditional Cookies - Other Cookie

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