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

Specialty 2nd Place – Sandra Catlett– South Region – Custom de Gournay Panels for Chancellor’s Home

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Specialty 2nd Place
Sandra Catlett
South Region
Custom de Gournay Panels for Chancellor’s Home
Sandra initially took measurements and met with the architect and contractor in October 2015. The installation was complete just over a year later in October 2016. The main house was under a serious re-model, so it took several trips during 2016 to go check on the progress and revise their elevation drawings for de Gournay. The scenic panels were all custom drawn showing the buildings on the Texas Christian University Campus. Quite a few of the walls were curved under the stair and up the staircase to the second floor landing. Sandra ended up doing this area in sections. They did not want to put any paper in the stairwell until all the furnishings had been placed, so it looked a little strange for a while. Sandra used a woven liner under their scenics and 880 adhesive. At times she used a smoother, but most of the time they put their seams down by touch with surgical gloves or white compression fabric gloves. Sandra noted that the most difficult part of this install was finding where the pattern started and making sure it followed all the way through.


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