July 18, 2024


Super Art is Almost

Art association announces scholarship show winners

Don Fotine and wife Connie with his winning painting 'Snow Geese' at the Carson Valley Art 
Assocation Scholarship show.

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


Carson Valley Art Association recently displayed the art of more than 40 local artists in their annual Scholarship Benefit Art Show in Minden.

This year’s show was held Nov. 5-7 and 112 pieces were on display, mostly from Carson and Eagle valley artists, with a few from Reno, Markleeville, and Stagecoach.

Several of the entries were from nonassociation members and many were new to the show.

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

Eight media categories in the art show were acrylic, water media, mixed media, photography, oil, 3D-art, pastel and other. Mark Tompkins was the judge this year.

Carson Valley Art Association thanked the community for its support in this scholarship fundraising event, and for supporting and promoting the arts within the community. Find the Association on Facebook-cvaa or email [email protected].


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

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

Oil 1st – “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 1st – “The Approach” by Laurianna Taylor,

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

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

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

Mixed Media 1st- “Not A Simple Cowboy” 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 did not have enough entries to qualify for judging

Honorable Mention Awards were given at the judge’s discretion 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.