Artists honored at Eastern Idaho State Fair
The Morning News — Leslie Mielke
Pennie Wolf from Malad won "Best of Show" in Fine Arts at the Eastern Idaho State Fair.
BLACKFOOT —Artist Pennie Wolf from Malad won "Best of Show" in the Fine Arts competition during a reception at Eastern Idaho State Fair Friday.
Wolf said she had taken the photo of this girl right after she had placed second in a 4-H dog show among 144 kids. She used that photo to create her artwork.
"She was so happy, then her mom walked up behind her and said, 'You could have won first place,'" Wolf said. "That's when I took the photograph."
Lily Cuoio from Pocatello won the "Best of Show" in the youth division.
Anne Merkley from Pocatello judged the show.
"The show doesn't happen with you artists," Merkley said.
"I choose what stuck me," she said. "The works I chose, I would have been proud to have done myself.
The top 10 artists in Division I, the professional division. were Eileen Treasure, Ruth Sauerbrett, Gary Jenson, Malynda Cooper, Ivan Fonseca, Jason Coles, Lori Brackett, Karen Wardle, Elise Wilding and Tim Norton.
Each artist received a $75 premium.
Receiving the Award of Merit in Division I were Golden Millward, Jason Coles, Carolee Gagnon, Rehle Higham and Janice Smith.
Each Award of Merit winner received a $50 gift certificate for art supplies from Cushman's Arts & Crafts.
The top 10 artists in Division II, the adult open, were Justin Murdoch, Gabe Hathaway, Kjersten Olsen, Lacey Hokanson, Rick Aubrey, Milan Miller, Joyce Wistisen, Georgia Orwick, L.N. Jensen and Dwani Winder.
Division II artists each received $50 premiums.
Receiving the Award of Merit in Division II were Aaron Hamilton, Kjersten Olsen, Cyndy McGraw, Roxy Feltz and Joyce Wistisen.
The Award of Merit winners received $50 gift certificates for art supplies from Cushman's Arts & Crafts.
Grades K-12 first place winners were Talia Wilding, Lily Goodworth, Samanthe Capener, Lauren Perttula, Debbie Patty and Jessica Williams.
Each winner received a $20 premium.
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