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Applause for Sept. 22, 2011

Awards and recognitions John P. Damberg of Eveleth was presented with a St. Louis County Board "Excellence in the Arts & Sciences" award on Aug. 9. Damberg, an architect, served as a principal in four Virginia architectural firms and owns Joh...

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Claudia Clark Myers of Duluth and Marilyn Badger of St. George, Utah, received first place in the Wall Quilts, Machine and/or Hand-Quilted -- Pictorial category for their quilt titled "The Geisha and the Serving Girl."

Awards and recognitions

  • John P. Damberg of Eveleth was presented with a St. Louis County Board "Excellence in the Arts & Sciences" award on Aug. 9. Damberg, an architect, served as a principal in four Virginia architectural firms and owns John Damberg Architecture, which specializes in residential architecture. Damberg is the past state director of the American Institution of Architecture, past arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association and past director of the Minnesota Society of Architects.

    "Mr. Damberg has devoted over 50 years of his professional life to the beauty and discipline of architecture, starting his own pioneering architectural firm of Damberg & Damberg in Virginia in 1956, after four years of experience with Twin Cities companies," County Commissioner Keith Nelson said in a statement.

  • Claudia Clark Myers of Duluth and Marilyn Badger of St. George, Utah, received first place in the Wall Quilts, Machine and/or Hand-Quilted -- Pictorial category for their quilt titled "The Geisha and the Serving Girl." The quilt (above) was entered in the seventh annual Quilt Expo quilt contest Sept. 6-8 in Madison. The 10-category quilt contest contained 306 quilts that were juried into the contest and judged on the basis of visual impact and stitching technique.

    Applause is a new arts and entertainment column designed to highlight the accomplishments of local artists. Send your accomplishments and noteworthy news to news@duluthnews.com by noon Wednesday. Don't forget to include a photo. Call (218) 723-5300 for more information.

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