The El Campo Art Association held its 61st annual art show June 8-9 at the El Campo Civic Center. This year’s show was dedicated to all of the association’s members. Out of a total of 311 entries by 68 artists in art, photography and crafts, the following are the overall winners.

ADULT DIVISION

Amateur Art

First Best of Show: Frances Deiterich - Oil entitled “Sweet Nectar.”

Second Best: Frank Krenek - Oil entitled “J. J.”

Third Best: Karen Hamilton - Watercolor entitled “Ponder.”

Honorable Mention: Ramona Ryan - Oil entitled “French Country.”

Each received a rosette ribbon.

Amateur Photography

First Best of Show: Melvin Rasmussen - Color photograph entitled “The Swimming Hole.”

Second Best: Gena Labay - Color photograph entitled “A Soldier’s Ray.”

Third Best: Bonnie Gloeckner Johnson - Color photograph entitled “Aboard A Airplane.”

Honorable Mention: Frank Krenek - Color photograph entitled “Road Runner Running Wild.”

Each received a rosette ribbon.

Amateur Crafts

First Best of Show: Judy Leopold - Quilt entitled “Texas A&M” - Rosette Ribbon

Second Best: Janice Gensler - Macrame Hanging entitled “Lots of Knots.”

Third Best: Frank Krenek - Metal work entitled “Classic Metal Ties.”

Honorable Mention: Irene Blaylock - Quilt entitled “Rocking Horse.”

Each received a rosette ribbon.

Professional Art

First Best of Show: Mae Borak - Oil entitled “Queen Anne’s Lace.”

Second Best: Penny Medders - Colored Pencil entitled “Got Carrots?

Third Best: Penny Medders - Oil entitled “Buffalo Cave.”

Each received a rosette ribbon.

Most popular adult entry went to Mae Borak for her oil entitled “Queen Anne’s Lace.” She received a certificate.

Most ribbon points went to Bonnie Gloeckner Johnson who received certificates.

YOUTH DIVISION

Art

Senior youth, grades 9-11

First Best of Show: Leslie Zahn - Oil entitled “Mossy Creek.” She received a rosette ribbon and $75.

Second Best: John Paul Creamer - Watercolor entitled “Corgi.” He received a rosette ribbon and $50.

Third Best: Allison Bena - Oil entitled “True Friends.” She received a rosette ribbon.

Honorable Mention: John Paul Creamer - Mixed Media entitled “Broly.” He received a rosette ribbon

Junior youth, grades 6-8

First Best of Show: Paisley English - Oil entitled “Mason TX Relaxation.” She received a rosette ribbon and $50.

Second Best: Kadie Tsika - Oil entitled “The Dark Knight” - Rosette Ribbon and $25.00 Excellence in Art Award

Third Best: Kathryn Ivey - Colored Pencil entitled “Blossoming Beauty” - Rosette Ribbon

Honorable Mention: Kathryn Ivey - Acrylic Pour entitled “Down to Earth” - Rosette Ribbon

Children, grades 3-5

First Best of Show: Addisyn Merta - Oil entitled “In the Cove.” She received a rosette ribbon and $25.

Second Best: William Labay - Oil entitled “Mr. Woody.” He received a rosette ribbon and $10.

Third Best: Isabella Gonzales - Oil entitled “Blue Sea in Hawaii.” She received a rosette ribbon.

Children, pre-school to grade 2

Second Best of Show: Lyla Alderson - Colored Pencil entitled “A Look in the Mirror.” She received a rosette ribbon and $5.

Photography

Pre-K to grade 5

First Best of Show: Michael Pullin - Color Photograph entitled “Under the Bridge.” He received a rosette ribbon and $25.

Second Best: Michael Pullin - Color Photograph entitled “Mushroom.” He received a rosette ribbon and $10.

Grades 6-12

First Best of Show: Jackson Smith - Color Photograph entitled “Yellow.” He received a rosette ribbon and $50.

Second Best: Jackson Smith - Color Photograph entitled “The Road Back Home.” He received a rosette ribbon and $25.

Third Best: Juliana Vasquez - Black and White Photograph entitled “Forbidden Castle.” She received a rosette ribbon.

Honorable Mention: Zoey Zahn - Color Photograph entitled “Spinning Thread.” She received a rosette ribbon.

Crafts

Pre-K to grade 5

First Best of Show: Hayden Jones - Mixed Media entitled “Tool Collage.” He received a rosette ribbon and $25.

Second Best: Canyon Jones - Mixed Media entitled “The Thirsty Fish.” He received a rosette ribbon and $10.

Grades 6-12

First Best of Show: Allison Bena- Child’s Dress entitled “Beach Time.” She received a rosette ribbon and $50.

Second Best: Kasey Burns - Metalcraft entitled “Scrappy.” She received a rosette ribbon and $25.

Third Best: Kasey Burns - Mixed Media entitled “Primary Colors of Texas.” She received a rosette ribbon.

Honorable Mention: Alyssa Jones - Quilted tree skirt entitled “Around the Tree.” She received a rosette ribbon.

Special Awards

Paisley English was awarded the “Vasil Gadeke Award” in memory of El Campo’s longtime photographer and artist Vasil Gadeke.

Most popular youth entry went to Zoey Zahn for a pencil drawing entitled “Love in the Air.” She received a certificate.

A certificate was awarded to Allison Bena for most ribbons points.

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