<h1>Main Street White Sulphur Springs held its annual West Virginia Dandelion Festival Art Show at the White Sulphur Springs Public Library on Friday, May 25. Forty-one adult entries by 16 artists were displayed at the show in seven different categories. Twenty-five student entries were also shown.<\/h1>\r\nThe following award winners were announced at the show.\r\n\r\nLinda Dotson Vaughn took the first place ribbon in textiles for her vibrant quilting square composition called \u201cDoodle Cat.\u201d Linda Treadway revealed her diverse talents by taking second and third place in textiles with two very different entries - a plastic weaving sculpture called \u201cFlower Cart\u201d and \u201cButterfly Garden,\u201d created from cross stitch and bead work. Judi Lewis took the first place ribbon with her ceramic sculpture of her sweet cat called \u201cOld Tom.\u201d Linda Treadway received the first place ribbon in photography for her cleaver photo of a tree knot entitled \u201cI am Knot.\u201d Shelby Oreolt\u2019s \u201cPerfect Setting\u201d won the first place ribbon in mixed media. The painting of a bird resting on an apple tree was done in watercolor, oil, acrylic and pen. Linda Dotson Vaughn took second and third place ribbons with two fabric squares that were painted and embroidered. The square that earned second place depicted an aging farm building called \u201cCountry Rust\u201d and the third place winner was called \u201cSunflowers.\u201d\r\n\r\nRose Dobbins took first place in pastels with a beautiful landscape of a bubbling waterfall called \u201cBabcock Rock.\u201d Brenda Lewis earned a second place in the same category with a restful depiction of flowering trees called \u201cRenewal of Life.\u201d Shelby Oreolt garnered first place in acrylics with a charming picture of fuzzy baby birds getting ready to fly called \u201cDon\u2019t look down.\u201d Vicky Wickline\u2019s use of color and action granted her \u201cSwinging Girl\u201d the second place ribbon. Marie Lewis\u2019s playful portrait of a nanny goat earned her a third place ribbon in acrylics. Patricia Stine swept the watercolor category. Her intricate panting of morel mushrooms entitled \u201cSecret Society\u201d took first place. The second place ribbon was awarded to her action packed \u201cKer plunk\u201d painting of a girl throwing a rock into a stream and the third place ribbon went to the portrait of her Airedale terrier, \u201cSiegfried.\u201d Misty Murry-Walkup\u2019s \u201cBack County\u201d rendering of a black bear took third place in oils. Mimi deOlloqui\u2019s oil painting of ibises called \u201cThe Rookery\u201d won the second place ribbon. Lisa Saunder\u2019s dynamic picture of a pale horse preparing for a \u201cStorm\u201d won the first place in oils and best of show.\r\n\r\nThe art show accepted applications from juvenile artists and received entries from several talented budding artists. Kalee Walkup won first place for the kindergarten entries with her work \u201cFinger-paint Flower.\u201d Jesse Walkup won the first place ribbon for third graders for his painting of a Japanese bridge called \u201cMy Monet.\u201d Mynra Hamilton took best of show for fifth and sixth graders with her elegant painting of dandelion blowing away called \u201cWishful.\u201d Seventh graders Sophia Bunch and Gavin Brown won first place ribbons for their art work. Gavin utilized a unique painting technique to produce a colorful depiction of a wolf. Sophia\u2019s pen and ink drawing of a deer with just a touch of color took best of show in the seventh grade level. Ceili Alder and Julia Smith took first place ribbons in the eighth grade section of the art show. Julia created a spellbinding drawing of cat\u2019s eye. Ceili took the eighth grade best of show with a colorful cubist painting of a garden. Tia Walkup took best of show for the 11th graders with a vibrant painting of \u201cFire Lilies.\u201d\r\n\r\nAfter counting the votes submitted by visitors to the art show from Friday, May 25, to Sunday, May 27, two People\u2019s Choice Awards were announced.\u00a0 Misty Murry-Walkup\u2019s detailed oil painting of a \u201cGray Wolf\u201d and eighth grade student Ceili Allder\u2019s charcoal drawing of a happy raccoon both earned the People\u2019s Choice Award.\r\n\r\nThe 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. 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.