Marion Co. artists win big again at Ga. Nat. Fair

By Richard Harris

October 12, 2022

 Marion County residents Mark Harper and Rocky Wade are continuing to carve out names for themselves as accomplished artists in the wood carving field. They both recently won multiple awards at the 2022 Georgia National Fair.

 Mark Harper
started carving in 2007. He is mostly self-taught, although we welcomed advice from Rocky Wade, as well as Ernie Mills as he began to learn the craft.
  This year at the fair, his awards were:
  · 1st Place Human Figure - Bear
  · 1st Place Stylized - River Dragon
  · 2nd Place Walking Stick - Ground Raker
  · 3rd Place Misc. - Fish Grouping
  He also received Honorable Mention for "The Hunter" and...

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