Best of show pieces are featured front and center at the 2019 Phillips County Arts Council Art Show and Sale. Pictured counterclockwise from right, Kathryn L. Wernsman took first, Nancy Dee second and Sara Bledsoe third. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

PCAC Art Show and Sale sees huge turnout

    Entries for the 2019 Phillips County Arts Council Art Show and Sale were way up from last year, and as far as judge Yelena Khanevskaya is concerned, the people of Holyoke are lucky to have such an event to view.
    Kathryn L. Wernsman of Haxtun was awarded first-place best of show for “Frightened.” Nancy Dee of Haxtun took second-place best of show for “Top of the Seventh, Three Men On,” and Sara Bledsoe of Sterling placed third with “Cubism/Horses.”
    Best of professional went to Wernsman for “Grandma’s Precious Moments.” In the advanced class, June Andrews of Yuma earned best-of honors for “Plums,” and Nola Kramer of Holyoke took the best of amateur award for “A Fractal for Clint.”
    All of the best-of pieces were on display at the front of the art show, along with a few of Khanevskaya’s works in the Holyoke High School commons Friday-Sunday, April 5-7.
    A special featured category in which artists were challenged to show their farm or ranch inspiration was won by Don Sherlock of Wray with “Daddy’s Helper.” The Doris Abbey Memorial Award was given to Yvonne Frankenberg of Sterling for “Time Out.” The Frenchman Creek Award was given to Jenny Robinson of Brush for “Better Days.”
    Visitors of the art show and sale had the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece. The people’s choice award went to Bill Ticknor of Brush for “Eagle River.”

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