Photo by Rick Johnson
Nature Morte - Best of Show
Photo by Rick Johnson
Photo by Carving by John Potts
Photo by Lisa Jones
An oil painting of a nature scene by McCook artist Rick Johnson was judged the best of the Nebraskaland Days competitive art show.
Not only did Johnson win that award, he also received first place in the two-dimensional category with another oil painting – “Indian Summer.”
A woodcarving of a nude woman’s torso by John Potts of Grant was awarded first place in three-dimensional art.
An unusual view of a Harley motorcycle by Lisa Jones of Grant was judged the best photograph.
More than 200 entries are in the show, representing artists from 17 Nebraska towns and one from Colorado.
The show continues at the Platte River Mall through Sunday.
“It’s a very nice show with works of excellent quality,” organizer Sue Taylor said.
Noted North Platte artist Wava Best was the judge.
Best of Show - Nature Morte - oil by Rick Johnson of McCook.
1st, 2-D - Indian Summer - oil by Rick Johnson of McCook.
1st, 3-D - Classic Nude - wood by John Potts of Grant.
1st, photography - Harley View – photography by Lisa Jones of Grant.
Art & Gift Gallery – Red Ribbon Bowl, glass by Cody Speck.
Indian Meadows – Osage Pride, woodcarving by Paul Jeske.
Odegard's - Josephina's Cookies, watercolor by Ken Hosmer.
Cinda's - After a Hard day, oil by Joy Peterson.
Dr & Mrs John Ashley - In her favorite boots she can take on the world, Robin Birrell of North Platte.
Margaret Bauer Memorial – Apples and sunshine, pastel by Deb Goodenburger of McCook.
Beverly Nelson NPAG Memorial – From Buffalo Bill's Wild West to Nebraskaland Days, watercolor book by Mary Beth Dodson.
Maxine Yost - NPAG Memorial – Train Study, a watercolor by Judy Roberts of Maxwell.
Carl Beiber NPAG Memorial –After the Storm, photography by Ray Walters of McCook.
Nebraskaland Days awards (in no particular order)
Mystic Angel - acrylic by Sharon Skinner of North Platte.
Beauty - pencil by Tyler Keup of North Platte.
Prismacolor Blooms - mixed medium by Sue Taylor Perez of North Platte.
4th of July - acrylic by DeDe Hill of North Platte.
Farmers Market Onions - watercolor by Judie LaLanne of North Platte.
Farmall - acrylic by Pam Hynek of Fremont.
Indian - mixed media by Marlayna Blanchard of North Platte.
Move Over Red baron - photography by Kim Tobaben of Gothenburg. Colorado Rockies – photograph by JJ Bridge of North Platte.
Bright Lights, Big City of San Diego – photograph by Candein Chairez of Halsey.
Underworld – photo by Haley Hilker by McCook.
Florescence - watercolor by Connie Madison of North Platte.
Indian – woodcarving by Ron Meyer of North Platte.
Basket of Sunshine - watercolor batik by Sandra Meyer of North Platte.
Full Steam Ahead – ceramic by Brett L. Benell of Stapleton.
Lion – airbrush by Mike Parsons of McCook.
The Side Show - mixed media by Tim Rickett of Sutherland.