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‘Sweetie & Jackson’ watercolor is Best of Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Best of Show honors in Phillips County Arts Council’s recent art show went to Lance Wurst of Grant, Neb., for his watercolor piece entitled “Sweetie & Jackson.”

The display of art from area residents was entered in the March 27-30 show held at at Holyoke High School. The main show included 138 entries from 43 artists. The student show included 107 pieces entered by 77 student artists from six schools, including 40 entries from Holyoke Elementary School students.

Best of Show and Best of Section selections for the recent Phillips County Arts Council Art Show were hung at the entrance to last weekend’s art show display. Best of Show art is pictured at left, from top, “Sweetie & Jackson,” professional watercolor on paper by Lance Wurst of Grant, Neb., first; “Long Days End,” amateur traditional photography by Roxy Jordet of Sterling, second; and “Innocent Beauty,” professional oil by Kathryn L. Wernsman of Haxtun, third. Best of Section winners are pictured at right, from top, Best of Professional, “Wait ... Did You Hear Something?,” pen and ink by Tina Simeon of Ogallala, Neb.; Best of Advanced, “When Time Stood Still,” watercolor by Mary Parminter of Holyoke; and Best of Amateur, “Cloaked in Confusion,” pastels by Sandy Engle of Fort Morgan.  

—Enterprise photo

Roxy Jordet of Sterling received Best of Show second-place honors for her amateur traditional photography piece, “Long Days End,” and third-place Best of Show went to Kathryn Wernsman of Haxtun for her professional oil painting entitled “Innocent Beauty.”

Tina Simeon of Ogallala, Neb., earned Best of Professional for her pen and ink entry, “Wait ... Did You Hear Something?” The Best of Advanced award went to Mary Parminter of Holyoke for her watercolor, “When Time Stood Still.” Sandy Engle of Fort Morgan received Best of Amateur honors for her pastels piece entitled “Cloaked in Confusion.”

The Doris Abbey Memorial Award, given by Larry Abbey, was awarded to Tina Simeon for her pen and ink piece titled “What a Loudmouth.”

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Holyoke Enterprise April 3, 2014