Main Street White Sulphur Springs held the West Virginia Dandelion Festival Art Show at the White Sulphur Springs Public Library on Friday, May 27. There were 33 adult entries by 12 artists displayed at the show in nine different categories.
The following award winners were announced at the show:
Acrylics: first place: Shelby Oreolt – Dandelion Spring, second place: Bonnie Martin – Blue Ice& Snow Gazebo, third place: Bonnie Martin – Deer in Wintertime
Ceramics: first place: Cecil Ybanez – Mushrooms on (big) round mason jar, second place: Cecil Ybanez – Mushrooms on square mason jar, third place: Cecil Ybanez – Mushrooms on round mason jar
Oils: first place & People’s Choice: Misty Murray Walkup – The Wild, second place: Shelby Oreolt – Waiting for Peace, third place: Kell Adwell – Waterfall
Pastels: first place: Marie M. Lewis – Winter in the Mountains, second place: Brenda Lewis – Lavender, third place: Marie M. Lewis – Pete
Photography: first place: Peggy Boso – Foggy Morning on Castle Drive, second place: Peggy Boso – Dawn breaking over hotel, Hershey PA, third place: Peggy Boso – Taking Flight
Textiles: first place: Carla B. Nester – Eagle & Flag cross stitched on denim jacket, second place: Joann Hartzell – Titania, third place: Carla B. Nester – Sampler My name is…
Watercolor: first place: Patricia Stine – Milkweed monarch, second place: Karen Lee McClung – Crow, third place: Patricia Stine – Posers
Wood: First place & Best of Show: Misty Murray Walkup – Eyes of Odin Huginn & Muninn, second place: Carla B. Nester – Reed/Cane/Sea Grass Egg Basket, third place: Misty Murray Walkup – Dragonling
The art show accepted 31 applications from juvenile artists and received entries from several talented budding artists. The submissions were grouped together by grades. Best of show and honorable mentions are listed below.
1st – 4th grade: Kalee Walkup – Miss Christmas
5th-9th grade: Chloe Copeland – Racoon
10th-12th grade Kadie O’Dell – Freedom Flight
Abby Dorsey – Serenity
Kadie O’Dell – Chip
Madison Boothe – The Koi Pond
The White Sulphur Springs Public Library and the organizers of The West Virginia Dandelion Festival would like to thank all the sponsors and artists who made this very successful show possible. These sponsors include Em’s Cake Corner, Gillespie’s Flowers, GW & Marie Lewis, The Greenbrier Sporting Club, School House Hotel, Tootsie’s Place and The White Sulphur Springs Old White Garden Club. They would also like to thank the very dedicated individuals who volunteered their time and energies into making the reception and exhibit a rousing success.