Wednesday, July 17, 2019
I was honored to be the judge and juror for the 2019 Art Stampede National Show, held at the Nampa Civic Center July 15th - 20th! The fine art in this show was exceptional and a privilege to judge. I have very specific criteria and it was exciting to see who rose to the top. A special congratulations to all who entered! It shows you are serious about your commitment in fine art and your personal journey.
A huge thank you to Debra Curry of Heartland Studios for sponsoring this wonderful show! It was a big success because of you and your team.
Thank you for giving the public the opportunity to view and enjoy your fine art.
There were three categories: Western Heritage, Western Landscape and Rodeo.
Here are my choices for the different categories, including Best of Show:
Best of Show, "Yupo Runners" by Barbara Watkins
1st Place, "Smoke, No Mirrors" by Cheryl Harley-Vole
2nd Place, "Coexistence in a Modern Age" by Laurel Lake McGuire
3rd Place, "Cha'Kwaina" by Karen Young
Honorable Mention, "Wind Blown" by Ginger Lantz
1st Place, "Hovenweep Utah" by Chi E. Shenam Westin
2nd Place, "Lone Tree at Silver City" by Tracy Love
3rd Place, "Silos in Spring" by Jean AhFong
Honorable Mention, "Winter Creek" by Susan Kluksdal
1st Place, "Hangin' Out" by Lawrence Manning
2nd Place, "You're Next" by Lanie Frick
3rd Place, "Burn Baby Burn" by LaReece Stinger
Honorable Mention, "Ghost Rider" by Pam Grant