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Artistic association announces scholarship winners

Don Fotine and his wife Connie with his winning painting ‘Snow Geese’ at the Carson Valley Art Association Scholarship show.

The Carson Valley Art Association recently showcased the art of over 40 local artists at its annual Minden Scholarship Benefit Art Exhibition.

This year’s show took place November 5-7, and there were 112 pieces on display, mostly by artists from Carson and Eagle Valley, with a few from Reno, Markleeville and Stagecoach.

Many of the entries came from non-members of the association and many were new to the show.

This free three-day art exhibit included a reception, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and flea table.

Eight media categories in the art exhibit were acrylic, aquatic media, mixed media, photography, oil, 3D art, pastel, and others. Mark Tompkins was the judge this year.

The Carson Valley Art Association thanked the community for their support of this scholarship fundraising event, as well as for supporting and promoting the arts within the community. Find the Association on Facebook-cvaa or by email [email protected]


Best of Show – “Snow Geese in the Mist” by Don Fotine

People’s Choice – “American Sheep on Turkey Feathers” by Brenda Mauk

1st Oil – “Denali, The Great One” by Milton Matleall,

2nd – “Overlook” by Edwina Ford, 3rd – “Blackbird” by Jessie Joyce

Acrylics 1st – “Snow geese in the mist” by Don Fotine,

2nd – “Winter Splendor” by Milton Matleall, 3rd – “Sharp Footstools” by Linda Baxter

Water Media 1er – “The Approach” by Laurianna Taylor,

2nd – “Still Lilacs” by Colleen Reynolds, 3rd – “Hope Valley Ebbing” by Irene Taylor

Photograph 1st – “The Silent Hunter” by Donald Swezey,

2nd – “Bridge to the Past” by Donald Swezey, 3rd – “Morning Mist” by Kathy Port

Mixed Media 1er – “Not a simple cow-boy” by Nancy Bargman,

2nd – “It’s a Rush” by Carolyn Denning, 3rd – “Snap Dragons” by Anna Maria Damonte

Other 1st – “Bighorn Sheep on Feathers” by Brenda Mauk,

2nd – “Morning” by Liza Obukhovskaya, 3rd – “This Gun Ain’t Kidd’n” by Nancy Bargman

3D art and pastels didn’t have enough entries to qualify for judging

Honorable mentions were awarded at the discretion of the judge to:

Carol Kennedy, Teri Sweeney, Milton Matleall, Anna Maria Damonte, Diana Johnson,

Constance Peters, LaVonne La Tulip Vasick, Sue Woskow, Kathy Port, Liza Obukhovskaya and Rin Minatozaki.