Winners announced for art association's annual scholarship benefit show

Staff Reports

The Carson Valley Art Association's annual scholarship show was Nov. 7-9 at CVIC Hall in Minden. Attendance was up, but the show took in less money than last year. The art association will still be able to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors who intend to continue their art education. Scholarship applications will be available in the spring.

There were 123 paintings in the main show and 67 additional "minor masterpieces" offered for sale at up to $75. The majority of the artists were from Carson Valley and Carson City, with others from Dayton, Incline Village, Topaz and Yerington.

The show was judged by Dave Foster, retired Lake Tahoe Community College art department chair. The winners are:

Best In Show:

Jo Anne Wood, "Splendor in the Grass" watercolor


First place, Charlene Howdle, "The Fam"

Second place, Betty Warner,


Third place, Charlene Howdle, "The Finch Tree"

Honorable mention, Robert Winter, "War Cry"

Honorable mention, Donald Britton, "Morning Becomes the Valley"

Water media:

First, Reiko Hervin, "Self Portrait"

Second, Carolyn Denning, "Hills are Alive"

Third, Reiko Hervin, "Fancy Tale"

Honorable mention,

Sabina Bye, "Zhen's Garden"

Mixed media:

First, Nancy Bargman, "Sitting Bull"

Second, Margie Leslie, "Yogi II"

Third, Pam Brekas, "Wings of Change"

3-D media:

First, Pete Bowie, "Cold Pursuit"

Second, Janice Stowers, "Adventure Abstract"

Third, Pete Bowie, "Second Wind"


First, Charlene Howdle, "Baby Blue"

Second, Ida Glazier, "Tahoe Sunshine"

Third, Sabina Bye, "Jamestown Sentinels"


First, Vickie Kingman, "Black Feather"

Second,Robert Hickox, "Pods"

Third, Tamyra Crossley, "Transylvania Mist"

Honorable mention,

Ralph Phillips, "Nine Eleven"


First, Ric Rose, "Postal Inspector"

Second, Pam Brekas, "The Watchers"

Third, Betty Warner, "Evening Prelude"

People's Choice:

Charlene Howdle, "Baby Blue"

Area businesses and individuals donated raffle prizes to help support CVAA in their efforts to provide scholarships to Douglas and Whittell high schools students each year: 88 Cups, ABE Print and Copy Center, Anne Armijo, Beachcomber Hair Salon, Betty Warner, Blush Salon & Spa, Kay from Blush Salon & Spa, Meggan of Candles and Crafts, Katies at Carson Valley Inn, Central Systems Electric, Charles McIntosh, Danny's Ironwood Grill, David Russo, Deja Vu Salon, Genoa Lakes Golf Club, Cafe Girasole, Greenhouse Garden Center, Helen Martin, Indigo, Ironwood Cinemas, J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room, Janice Powell Shedd, Joyce's Jewelry and Gifts, Linda Townsend, Mandarin Gourmet, Margie Leslie, Mechele Johnson, Mickie Fowler, Pam Brekas, Rancho Grande, Rancho Dolly Llama, Reiko Hervin, Russell's Mercantile, Sharkey's, Two Guys from Italy, Woodettes, Luetta Bergevin and Carolyn Denning.

The CVAA participates in Carson Valley Days, in annual scholarship shows and have four monthly shows at the Douglas campus of Western Nevada College.

Art demonstrations and refreshments are featured at regular monthly meetings are 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month. Information, Ron Clarke, 782-8035.


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