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International Balloon Arts Convention

Winners announced 4 March 2000



Crystal Award
Don Cheeseman
The Balloon Lady
San Francisco, CA

Designer of the Year
Jim and Pat Skistimas
The Balloon House Design Studio
Flower Mound, TX

New Artist of the Year
Kaori Kimizuka Kaori Kimizuka
Carnival Balloon
Tokyo, Japan


Entertainer of the Year
Sean Rooney Sean Rooney
R&D Balloons
Toronto, ON Canada


Large Balloon Sculpture
  1. Gold Dragon
    Kaori Kimizuka
    Carnival Balloon
    Tokyo, Japan
    Title: Golden Dragon
  2. Rainbow
    Wynn and Lindy Bell
    The Final Touch
    Tigard, OR
    Title: Rainbow Bridge
  3. Elvis
    Jim and Pat Skistimas
    The Balloon House Design Studio
    Flower Mound, TX
    Title: Viva Las Vegas


Non-round Balloon Sculpture
Roped Cowboy Royal Sorell
Balloongineers
Peabody, MA
Title: Roped

Balloon Figure
Azusa Ieizumi
Bunny's Balloon Factory
Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Japan
Title: Fish

Balloon Busker
Sean Rooney
R&D Balloons
Toronto, ON Canada

Table Centerpiece
  1. Michicko Kahara
    Win's Balloon
    Osaka, Japan
    Title: Early, Early Spring
  2. Alex Arroyo
    Globimagen International, SA de CV
    Mexico
    Title: Four Seasons Tale
  3. John Preston & Peggy Butland
    Balloon FX
    Bedford, Beds
    Title: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons England


Buffet Arrangement
  1. Allen Simmons and Ron Cohen
    Themes and Dreams
    North Merrick, NY
    Title: 3001: The Flight Home
  2. Tomomi Chatani
    Osaka, Japan Title: Mary Poppins Drops In
  3. Jim and Pat Skistimas
    The Balloon House Design Studio
    Flower Mound, TX Title:Flight of Fancy