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Best of Show art pieces at the Phillips County Art Show are pictured clockwise from top left, first place, “Longhouse — Mesa Verde,” professional watercolor by Lance Wurst of Grant, Nebraska; second place, “Journey to Abstraction,” professional oil by Kathryn Werns­man of Haxtun; and third place, “A Forgotten Time,” advanced photography by Aileene Vance of Eckley. —Johnson Publications photo

‘Longhouse’ watercolor is Best of Show

    Lance Wurst of Grant, Nebraska, earned Best of Show honors in Phillips County Arts Council’s recent art show for his professional watercolor titled “Longhouse — Mesa Verde.” The display of art from area residents was entered in the March 23-25 show held at Holyoke High School.
    Second-place Best of Show honors went to Kathryn Wernsman of Haxtun for her professional oil piece “Journey to Abstraction,” while Aileene Vance of Eckley received third-place Best of Show for her advanced photography “A Forgotten Time.”
    Wernsman also received Best of Professional for her acrylic piece “Leaves.” Best of Advanced went to Caryl Harvey of Holyoke for her watercolor piece titled “The Lake.” Kayla Knight of Holyoke received Best of Amateur honors for her photography piece entitled “Garden Lizard.”
    Winning Best of Show for the student projects was Claire Maaliao of Perkins County, Nebraska. Second-place Best of Show in the student section went to Melanie Morales of Perkins County, and Valerie Perez of Perkins County took third-place Best of Show.

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