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Minden artist wins best of show

by Jonni Hill

Carson Valley artists made a strong showing in the Nevada Artists Association Members Only Winter Show which began Feb. 6 and continues through March 17.

There were 47 ribbons awarded, with 27 of them going to Carson Valley artists. The show received 137 entries in nine categories.



The show is displayed at the Brewery Arts Center Gallery, 449 W. King St. in Carson City, open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Sunday. One of three judged shows NAA sponsors during the year; this show was judged by Kate Aubrey.

The best of show award went to Mary Sandhagen of Minden. Her entry, “Sea Spray,” a watercolor rendered on Yupo paper, a waterproof, stain-resistant product she learned about during a watercolor workshop she attended in Yosemite. This is her second best of show within a year.



Alene Origoni of Topaz Lake earned a second place for her work titled “Storm Surf” in the pastel category but said she was more pleased that one of her students, Kathy Slinkard, took home the first-place award with her pastel entry, “Desert Cathedral.”

Reiko Hervin said she was equally proud of three of her students: Nancy Kilberg of Gardnerville with a first-place watercolor, “Washoe Spring,” Carol Denning of Minden and her second-place watercolor entry titled “Shoreline Caples Lake” as well as an honorable mention for “These Boots” and Alice Norton earned a third-place award for her “Cat in the Window” in the mixed-media category.

The winners – first through third place:

Acrylics: First, “The Meeting Place” Anne Cameron, Carson City; second, “Mullien Perch” Ric Rose, Gardnerville; third, “Genoa Relic” Ric Rose, Gardnerville.

Pastels: First, “Desert Cathedral” Kathy Slinkard, Gardnerville; second, “Storm Surf” Arlene Origoni, Topaz Lake; third, “Deer in Autumn” Nevada Hale-Byron, Carson City.

Mixed Media: First, “Another Time” Pam Brekas, Gardnerville; second, “Mornings in Paradise” Rene Eckleberry, Minden; third, “Cat in the Window” Alice Norton, Gardnerville.

Photography: First, “Sea of Steps” Don Langson, Carson City; second, “California Gold” Karl Coughtry, Minden; third, “A Helping Hand” John O’Neill, Minden.

Oils: First, “Guarding the Young” Vilma Weneck, Carson City; second, “Sprinkling of Scarlet” Nanette Oleson, Reno; third, “Debbie’s Pitcher” Gary Helseth, Carson City.

Miniatures: First, “Pretty Posies” Sabina Bye, Minden; second, “Luna Magic” Pam Brekas, Gardnerville; third, “W. Carson at E Branch” Nancy Clarke, Minden.

Watermedia: First, “Washoe Spring” Nancy Kilberg, Gardnerville; second, “Shoreline Caples Lake” Carolyn Denning, Minden; third, “Kansas Calf Ropers” Doug Robbins, Gardnerville.

Graphics and Prints: First, “Harvest Time” Sylvia Poshevich, Carson City; second, “Hidden Wagon” Sylvia Poshevich, Carson City; third, “Rapture” Windy Sohn, Carson City.

Other: First, “Hope Sun Face” Norma Holland, Carson City; second, “Dusty Trail Riders” Norma Holland, Carson City; third, “Hope Long Hair” Norma Holland, Carson City.

For information about NAA, visit the Web site http://www.NevadaArtists.org or call 882-6411.