Best of the Southwest

2020 Entries

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3-D

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Untitled, Alex Gregory

$1,200

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When Clays Collide, Chuck Bailey

$250

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Untitled, Alex Gregory

$350

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Raku Pitcher, Jimmy Walker

$100

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Marbled Clay, Chuck Bailey

$175

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Lizard Pitcher, Jimmy Walker

$150

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Horsehair Vase, Jimmy Walker

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B&B, Jimmy Walker

NFS

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Destitute, Josh Hogge

$750

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The Protector, Josh Hogge

$750

Texas Roan, Landry Lockett

$495

Ebony & Ivory, Lunell Gilley

$35

Wings, Lunell Gilley

$99

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I'm in Love with the Shape of You, Mandy Gregory

$225

Silk Pod, Mandy Gregory

$55

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Reflection of a Dot, Mandy Gregory

$125

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Spike Pod, Mandy Gregory

$125

Dice, Mike LaFleur

$50

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A Weaver's Palette, Pam Allison

NFS

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Untitled, Rhonda Chamberlain

NFS

ACRYLIC

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After a Rain, Deborah Woolsey

$300

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, Ian Watson

NFS

Beautifully Plumed, Johnna Luther

$325

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Peeked, Josh Hogge

NFS

Burger Barrel, Karen Herpich

$1,500

Emergence, Nina Stein

$120

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To Gather, Nina Stein

$120

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Unity, Renee Deaver

$749

Tutu Four, Tonya Roberts

NFS

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Ako, Tonya Roberts

NFS

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Brazil, William White

$250

The Kill, William White

$125

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Herring Bank, William White

$150

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Cascade, William White

$150

OIL

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Waiting for a Better Spring, Deborah Woolsey

$250

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Colors of a Harvest, Iryna Lee

$360

Two Tone, Jenny Conner

$250

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Girl In Sunshine, Gayle Chiappone

$180

Viking Ship, Gayle Chiappone

$260

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Gingerly, Jenny Conner

$250

Spring 2020, Jenny Conner

$250

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The Scout, Lunell Gilley

$400

Sustenance, Jenny Conner

$250

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Freedom, Lunell Gilley

$250

The Long and Short of It, Mary Lynne Pruett

$500

Eye of the Eagle, Mary Femniak

$850

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Mudding the Wall, Mary Lynne Pruett

$300

Cool Water, Mary Lynne Pruett

$400

All Are Welcome, Mary Lynne Pruett

$300

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Such Faith, Nancy Ryder

$750

Colorless, Nancy Ryder

$250

Aqui Esta El Agua, Nancy Ryder

$750

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All Things Cowboy, Nelda Smith

$425

Sad Eyes, Nelda Smith

$425

Ocean in Motion, Nelda Smith

$375

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Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Nelda Smith

$375

Gee-Haw, Virgie Long

$300

Lady in Wading, Tonya Roberts

NFS

Hereford Team Roping, Johnna Luther

$575

Walks in Sky Water, Johnna Luther

$575

Organs Mountains, Johnna Luther

$575

PASTEL

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Evening Stillness, Devery Burch

NFS

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Psilocybin Symphony, Mason Pierce

$200

The Cabin, Glandeen Shenk

NFS

Little Man, Shirley Zeni Cole

$175

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Oscar, Virgie Long

$180

Bayou Belle, Shirley Zeni Cole

NFS

PHOTOGRAPHY

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Lonely Farm, John Ebling

$100

Window View of Palo Duro, John Ebling

$100

Canyon Fence, John Ebling

$100

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The Real Texas, John Ebling

$100

'Till the Cows Come Home, Landry Lockett

$335

Cowboy Up!, Landry Lockett

$245

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Monday in Marfa, Landry Lockett

$495

Road Runner, Roger Wilson

$150

Journey to the End of the Earth, Maryl Neff

NFS

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Blue Jay in Bird Bath, Roger Wilson

$150

Wood Duck At Medi Park, Roger Wilson

$150

Green Wing Teal At Medi Park, Roger Wilson

$150

WATERCOLOR

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Black Cross and Morada, Janette Dickerson

$495

Sky Piercing Roof Tops, Janette Dickerson

$395

On Top of Oshir Creek Pass, Janette Dickerson

$275

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Taking Flight, Karen Herpich

The Colors of the Comanche, Mike LaFleur

$300

Garden Archway, Janette Dickerson

$325

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Apple A Day, Rebecca Walls

$200

The Tree Stands Alone, Rebecca Walls

$200

Big Buff, Rachel Flores

$130

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Daddy, Rebecca Walls

NFS

Leonardo, Shirley Zeni Cole

$135

Pretty in Pink, Rebecca Walls

$200

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Best of Show

Best of the Southwest

2020Winners

Colors of a Harvest, Iryna Lee

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3-D

1st Place

2nd Place

Marbled Clay, Chuck Bailey

Spike Pod, Mandy Gregory

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3-D Honorable Mentions:

Raku Pitcher, Jimmy Walker

Untitled, Alex Gregory

Untitled, Rhonda Chamberlain

Acrylic

1st Place

2nd Place

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants,

Ian Watson

Unity, Renee Deaver

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After a Rain, Deborah Woolsey

 Emergence, Nina Stein

Tutu Four, Tonya Roberts

Acrylic Honorable Mentions:

Oil

1st Place

2nd Place

Viking Ship, Gayle Chiappone

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Oil Honorable Mentions:

Lady in Wading, Tonya Roberts

 Two Tone, Jenny Conner

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1st Place

Evening Stillness, Devery Burch

Honorable Mentions:

Oscar, Virgie Long

Little Man, Shirley Zeni Cole

Bayou Belle, Shirley Zeni Cole

Pastel

Photography

1st Place

2nd Place

'Till the Cows Come Home, 

Landry Lockett

Cowboy Up!, Landry Lockett

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Photography Honorable Mentions:

Monday in Marfa, Landry Lockett 

Journey to the End of the Earth, Maryl Neff

Blue Jay in Bird Bath, Roger Wilson

Watercolor

1st Place

Big Buff, Rachel Flores

2nd Place

Daddy, Rebecca Walls

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Watercolor Honorable Mentions:

Red Velvet, Virgie Long

The Tree Stands Alone, Rebecca Walls

Judge's Comments:

Best of Show:

"The skilled use of color and brush stroke techniques bring this oil painting to life. When viewing the painting, contrasting values control the eye movement from the bold vegetables to the soft leafy background. Creativity and application make "Colors of a Harvest" an outstanding piece."

3-D 1st Place:

"The artist was able to capture a life-like facial expression in this metal pour. This outstanding piece allows viewers to experience a variety of emotions."

Acrylic 1st Place:

"The artist suggested the essence of the peacock by using the crisp edges of the peacock's head and neck against the soft edges of the tail feathers creating depth in the painting. Good use of complementary colors places emphasis on the subject and controls the focus of the viewer."

Oil 1st Place: 

"The strength of this painting is the contrast created by the darker valued hair against the light values of the face. The contrast directs the focus on her stunning eyes. The multi-colored flowers create additional emphasis of her lips and eye colors. The skilled blending of the hair with the muted background color makes this a quality painting."

Pastel 1st Place:

"The artist has captured the "Evening Stillness" in this pastel. The beauty of the cool colors is enhanced with the slight touch of warmth. The artistic skill is exemplified with the hard and soft edges created in the drawing."

Photography 1st Place:

"The composition of the photo and focus on the colorful aspects of the duck contrasting the neutral tones from the water capture the moment fantastically."

Watercolor 1st Place: 

"Incorporating the grain of the wood with the wet washes and dry brush created a beautiful painting. The artist skillfully uses transparent techniques in the wood grain to bring the subject to life."

Judge: Tom Panger

Life experiences are reflected in works of artist Tom Panger. His inspiration kindled by childhood memories spent in the Taos area of Northern New Mexico and the flat open spaces of the Texas Plains. Much of his work reflects the natural beauty of the land. The depiction of nature and natural settings radiates the feelings which influenced his style. Preferring to work with watercolor, water-based mixed media, and pastel, Panger varies the techniques to achieve fascinating effects that are harmonious with his subjects. 

Mutt Duck, Virgie Long

$160

Red Velvet, Virgie Long

$180

Texas Electric, Shirley Zeni Cole

$65

3rd Place

Untitled, Alex Gregory

3rd Place

Beautifully Plumed, 

Johnna Luther

Freedom, Lunell Gilley

Walks in Sky Water,

Johnna Luther

3rd Place

Green Wing Teal At Medi Park, Roger Wilson

3rd Place

Leonardo, Shirley Zeni Cole

3rd Place

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