art show held
Clearwater artist, Valerie Yost, won the Central Idaho Art Association (CIAA) Best of Show and First Place for Oils/Acrylic for her “Lost Muleshoe Meadow”.
She is also the May Featured Artist at Grangeville Wells Fargo Bank. Though Ms. Yost is principally a self-taught artist, she studied under Terry Issac, John Seerey-Lester, Robert Bateman and she studied with the Cowboy Artists of America. Ms. Yost has won many awards, provided workshops and participated by invitation to many shows. These shows include the Fall Festival with Wild Wings in Lake City, Mn. ; the George Phieppen Memorial in Puyallup, WA.; the Western Art Show in Prescott, AZ. She is a Wild Wings (wildwings.com) and Leanin Tree artist, additionally she sells and provides commission-work from her studio.
CIAA received 94 entries at their Spring Show. Other top prizes awarded, were First Place: Jackie Zumalt’s watercolor, “Snippet Cluster”; Connie McLeod’s pastel, “Old Man” which also won the Gallery Award and People’s Choice for both May 9 and 10. Additional First Place holders were: Gail Stowers for photograph, “Honeybee on Dandelion”; Teresa (Teri) Currin for scratchboard (other media) “Draft Horse”; John Geis for sculpture, “Cut ‘Em Loose”. His sculpture, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”, won Kids Choice. Bill Bridge’s “Snow Covered Trees at Sunrise” won May 11 People’s Choice. The three Merit Awards went to Carrie Jo Rehfeld, Roger Inghram, and Joyce Close. Show judge was prestigious Boise artist, Ward Hooper (wardhooper.com). Mr. Hooper was originally from Grangeville.
The best in show winner at the Central Idaho Art Association’s Spring Show.