Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Announcing Winners of the Art Stampede 2019 National Show, Juror Linda Aman

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

Western Heritage

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

Western Landscape

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


  1. Beautiful art and great judging! Nothing but praise from those attending the reception for your instruction on why you chose these pieces and what to look for in a well executed painting. To quote one attendee, "I learned soooooo much!" Thank you again! Debra Curry

  2. There were so many great paintings at the show! Thanks for your Judging. It was a hard job. Chi E Shenam