2017 Craftsmanship Awards

The 2017 Craftsmanship Awards highlight the best work by WIA Members in the last year. Award categories include Specialty, Commercial, Small Space and Residential with first place, second place and honorable mentions awarded in each. A full list of winners is available below the photo gallery highlighting their work.


2017 Craftsmanship Awards Gallery

Commercial 2nd Place – Sandra Catlett – South Region – Fluff up and re-do the DWC Auditorium Walls

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Commercial 2nd Place
Sandra Catlett
South Region
Fluff up and re-do the DWC Auditorium Walls
Over the course of 4 months, Sandra took down existing fabric from the old framed panels of the DWC Auditorium. The construction crew installed new columns down the side walls. The back walls had chicken wire under two layers of old fabric, batting, and plastic. What a mess and not much of a canvas for new art! This project was in the planning stage for over 2 years. It took countless hours of meetings with the architects, designer, contractor, and officers of the DWC. 11 bolts of Scalamandre silk brocade fabric and hundreds of yards of custom trim and bolts and bolts of interlining and batting had to be put up in a very short time, right before Christmas! This was a big upholstery job for this installers little company. It involved a lot of planning and scheduling.


First Place Craftsmanship Awards

Category: Specialty

Heidi Wright-Mead, C.P.

Company: Wright Mead Inc.
City, State: Oakland, CA
Title: Deconstructing the Coved Bay

Category: Commercial

Shelly Wilkins, C.P.

Company: Walls, Etc.
City, State: Westminster, Maryland
Title: Rigged!

Category: Small Spaces

Heidi Wright-Mead, C.P.

Company: Wright Mead Inc.
City, State: Oakland, CA
Title: Moving the Whale from Sea to Sky

Category: Residential

Stacy Bolson

Company: S.B. Bolson & Sons, LLC
City, State: Decorah, IA
Title: 2 Story Foyer with Spiral Staircase


Second Place Craftsmanship Awards

Category: Specialty

Sandra Catlett

Company: RTA, Inc.
City, State: Dallas, TX
Title: Custom de Gournay panels for Chancellor's Home

Category: Commercial

Sandra Catlett

Company: RTA, Inc.
City, State: Dallas, TX
Title: Fluff up and re-do the DWC Auditorium Walls

Category: Small Spaces

Michael Baughman, C.P.

Company: Baughman Wallcovering
City, State: Oceanside, CA
Title: Refurbished Parlor

Category: Residential

Donna Montgomery Thom

Company: Touch of Distinction
City, State: Abita Springs, LA
Title: Where There's a Swirl There's a Way


Honorable Mention Craftsmanship Awards

Category: Specialty

Michael King

Company: King's Custom Wallcovering
City, State: Keller, TX
Title: Ostrich Hide Handrail

Category: Commercial

Steven Kaye, C.P.

Company: Paper Craft Interiors
City, State: Algonquin, IL
Title: Black Bathroom

Category: Small Spaces

Jeff Ragland

Company: H.J. Holtz & Sons
City, State: Richmond, VA
Title: Theater Door

Category: Residential

Luis Magan

Company: Magan Wallcovering & Painting
City, State: Stamford, CT
Title: Staircase to Bamboo