Kudos to the winners of the Artist’s Choice Awards, presented at the show reception Saturday evening, July 5, 2014. First place in the Photography category ($50) went to Autumn Ginnetti for her photograph “Boot and Stirrup”. Close second place finishes were by Jim Havey (“Sand Dunes Tree Scape”) and Gary Benson (“Sunrise Surprise”). The 3D category ($50) was won by Irene “Cookie” McCoy for her sculpture “Absolution”. There were several close second place finishes by Timothy Alan Johnson (“Dances with Color” and Spirit Speaker”), Sharon Conner (“Dreaming”) and Melissa Getz (“New Old West”). Original 2D art ($50) was won by Curt Gillespie (“Colorado River Ice”) with second place finishes by Michael Arterburn (“Bushes of Snow”) and Ken Hartman (“Rio Grand”).
The People’s Choice Award winners in SAG’s 2015 Calendar Show were announced at Saturday evening’s Artists’ Reception. Congratulations to Gary Benson for his photograph “Light in the Window”, Charles Frizzell for his watercolor painting “Broke Back Barn” and Edmund Gallegos for his watercolor “Hares Looking At You Kid”.
Eve Nagode won Honorable Mention with her photo “Bristlecone Dog” at The Colorado Photography Learning Group show at Academy Frame in Colorado Springs in March 2014; and third place with the photo “Once in A Blue Moon” at the Blue Spruce Gallery in Florence, Colorado in January 2014.
Congratulations to Hulda Benson for winning Peoples Choice awards at the Holiday Show reception. Her photographs “Pueblo to Rosita Way Station” and “Rain in the Valley” garnered most votes along with Curt Gillespie’s oil painting “Twilight at Valley’s Edge”.