The Sand Painters Art Guild hosted its 28th Annual Sand Painters Open Show at the Cherry County Fair with 87 entries.
This year’s judge and guest artist was Susan Hart of Cozad, NE.

Best of Show – David Dorsey of Valentine, “Good Cabbage” – acrylic (pictured)
2nd Place – Chana Orton of Mills, “Caught by Surprise” – pencil
3rd Place – Patty Cosler of Sargent, “Boulder Back Alley” – watercolor

Betty Kime Founding Member Memorial – Hedda Matheson of Valentine, “White Ladies of the Sun” – watercolor (donated by the Dave and Annie Kime family)
Veronica Heelan Founding Member Memorial – Celeste Sullivan of Springview, “Sassy Lady” – sculpture
Claudia Bestol Memorial Award – Chana Orton of Mills, “Dancing Leaves” – acrylic
Douglas Ballard Memorial Award – Jannette Duffield’s Photograph “Moon Over Merriman”

Sand Painters Open Art Show Youth Division results:
Schemmer Youth Award for Best of Show – Kassidy Linabery, “Megan” – oil painting
1st Place – Shaylee Scranton, “Shay & Me” – pencil
2nd Place – Raden Orton of Mills, “Cat” – pencil
3rd Place – Rita Woodraska of Valentine, “Peaceful Slumber” digital art

55 quilts were entered into the quilt show, and Jody Wilson won Best of Show!