Missouri Top 50 Winners Recognized at Missouri State Fair Fine Arts Reception
August 11, 2012, Sedalia, MO – Award-winning entries in Fine Arts were recognized at a reception held Wednesday on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. Winners were named in the open, photography and porcelain art categories, as well as those who placed in the Missouri Top 50 and Missouri Junior Top 50 categories.
Receiving Missouri Top 50 first-money awards, $800 cash each, were Brooke Cameron of Columbia, Norleen Nosri of Columbia, Matt Rahner of Columbia and Joshua Martin of Windsor. Recipients of honorable mentions, in the same category, were Ashlee Embry of Versailles, Dennis Murphy of Columbia, Lloyd Grotjan of California and Peggy Wyman of Macomb.
Receiving Missouri Junior Top 50 first-money awards, $80 cash each, were Ethan Helkey of Louisiana, Deaven Kaiser of Sedalia, and Cheyenne Foster of Clarksville. Recipients of honorable mentions, in the same category, were Mickayla Nilges of Lawson, William Haines of Louisiana, Savannah Boehlein of Louisiana, and Leevi Walker of Devier.
A complete list of competition results is available at www.mostatefair.com.
State Fair Community College of Sedalia also made an art purchase at the reception. SFCC’s President Dr. Marsha Drennon presented Charles Denton with $550 for “EC #30”.
The winning art will be on display in the Fine Arts Building during the Missouri State Fair. Visitors to the Fine Arts Building will also have an opportunity to watch photography, sculpture and pottery demonstrations.
Artist- In-Residence, Linda Hoover, will be creating a mural, titled “New American Graffiti,” on the east wall of the Fine Arts Building during the Fair. Other artists at the Fair will include Barney Knight, demonstrating pottery and Craig Thomas, demonstrating portrait painting.
The Fine Arts Building is just one of several buildings on the 396-acre fairgrounds displaying a variety of competitive exhibits. Building schedules are available at the Fair’s website.
The 2012 Missouri State Fair is currently underway in Sedalia and will run through Sunday, Aug. 19. For more information, visit www.mostatefair.com, or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247). The Fair is also on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.