MARBLETON – The 2017 Sublette County Fair Lynn Thomas Memorial Art Show came to a close on Saturday, July 29, after a successful week. Overheard were exclamations that it was the best art show ever. There were 157 paintings, seven sculptures, and four pieces of pottery.
Judge Cristy Anspach awarded the $100 “Best of Show” ribbon to Pinedale artist Richard Burke. Charmian McLellan placed the $50 “Director’s Choice” ribbon on Dubois artist Gary Keimig’s painting. Young guest artist McKenzi Davison won “People’s Choice.” The Purchase Awards are as follows: First Bank – Kay Meeks of Daniel, Farm Bureau Financial Services – Debbie Despain of Big Piney and Madeleine Murdock of Pinedale, Betty Fear – Robin Sruoginis of Pinedale, and Jo Crandall – Charmian McLellan of Boulder.
The show featured artists from Sublette County, Teton County, Dubois, Wyo., Arizona, Idaho, and Florida as well as Kendall Smith of Wildcat Silver and Goldsmiths from Reed Point, Mont.