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“Deerfield Trail in Autumn.”

The Matthews Opera House & Art Gallery announced the Winter Art Show Best of Show winner was Dede Farrar of Rapid City for her acrylic painting titled, “Deerfield Trail in Autumn.” 

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The Matthews Opera House & Art Gallery has announced the following award recipients for the 39th Winter Art Show. Best of Show was awarded to Dede Farrar of Rapid City for her acrylic painting titled, “Deerfield Trail in Autumn.” Awards were given during the artist reception on Jan. 18. 

Judges were Ann Porter, BHSU art professor; Michael Baum, assistant BHSU art professor; and Altman Studeny, BHSU art instructor.

Award winners

Best In Show

Dede Farrar, Rapid City, “Deerfield Trail in Autumn.”


1st Place: Kim Granneman, Nemo, “Go West”

2nd Place: Dennis Driscoll, Spearfish, “Meadowlark”

3rd Place: Ava Sauter, Custer, “Finally, a Man I can get Behind”

High School

1st Place: Rose Smith, Whitewood, Untitled

2nd Place: Karin Sandness, Belle Fourche, “Rusty Bug”

3rd Place: Rose Mechaley, Spearfish, “Contritum”

Middle School

1st Place: Faith Kari, Belle Fourche, “El Pollo Loco”

2nd Place: Leith Sandness, Belle Fourche, “Water Colors”

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3rd Place: Rio Sexton, Whitewood, “Abstract Charizard”

Grade School

1st Place: Tava Sexton, Whitewood, “Appaloosa in the Summer”

2nd Place: Alex Watson, Spearfish, “Fly Away Kite”

3rd Place: Bree Canfield, Spearfish, “Blue Ocean Breeze”

K & Under

1st Place: Evan Watson, Spearfish, “Colorful Cake Explosion”

2nd Place: Brynn Willadson, Newcastle, WY, “My Horse"

3rd Place: Waylon Hansen, Spearfish, “The Mountains are Calling”

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