Cloudy skies and cooler temperatures prevailed as visitors attended the annual Shelby County Art Show, held on April 13th and 14th, at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center. Those in attendance viewed artwork created by youth and adult artists from Shelby County and surrounding areas, and a special exhibit of the paintings of Ron Bartanen. Visitors enjoyed musical performances by Joe and Emily Amato and SHS Choir members, Evan Matlock, and Over the Hill – Lance Beever and Gerald Stanford. Many exciting demonstrations were presented by artists: Debbie Borries, Sandy Brix, Shirley Buescher, Ben Cohan, Samantha Cotner, Valerie Gaddis, Gretchen Geer, Cecelia Hicks, Carol Kessler, Kris Marshland, Bonnie Thompson, Rhonda Storm, Miriam Tait, and Patti Trimble Woods.
The junior category entries were judged by Debbie Borries, and Rhonda Storm judged the adult category entries.
The following is a list of results including special merit awards and People’s Choice Award.
Overall Best of Show: Sue Goodpaster - Pastel “Rural Tennessee”
2D Merit Award: Teresa Toler- Pastel “Lily Pad”
2D Merit Award: Carol Kessler- Pastel “Australian Outback”
3D Merit Award: Jeremy D Williams – “Hackberry Vase”
Amateur Merit Award: Nathan Nichols – Photo “Birth of Light”
Advanced Amateur Merit Award: Barbara Althoff - Pastel “A Stroll in the Rain”
Advanced Amateur Merit Award: Delta Collett - Acrylic “Cervice”
Professional Merit Award: Ron Bartanen - Watercolor “Autumn Glow”
Professional Merit Award: Dan Modzelewski - Pencil “Cathedral”
Kopy Kat Korner Merit Award: Tom Rood - Colored Pencil “Keeping Watch”
Photography Merit Award: Diane Wheeler - Photo “Lake on Fire”
Adult People’s Choice Award: Shirley Buescher - Oil “Grandpa’s Barn”
Junior People’s Choice Award: Ava Harshman-Marker
Junior Best of Show: Mikky Wilson, Central A&M – Scratch Board; Hunter Friese, Trinity LutheranColored Pencil; Sierra Emmons, Taylorville High School- Watercolor.
Junior Ribbon results (by school)
Central A&M, Bond, Gregory, and Middle:
Corben Garcia-red. Ava Hall-white. Landon Houser-red. Anthony Johnson - red. Rhett McClain- white. Lylah Minott- white. Victor Ravelo- red. Logan Schinzlerblue. Shooter Sears- red. Cheyenne Simpson- white. Mikky Wilson- blue, Junior Best of Show. Rheagan Barnes- blue. Logan Ashley- red. Jade Braundmeier- red, red. Maycee Churchill- red. Trenton Cook- blue. Julia Corzine- blue, blue. James Craft- blue. Peyten Dial- blue. Evelyn Fathauer- blue. Arin Frye- red. Bailey McDermith- red. Samuel Moore- red, red. Sam Rutan- white. Connor Smith- blue, red. Will Thompson- blue. Cheyenne Tulak- blue, blue. Mason Warnick- blue, blue. Bradley Whiteblue. Dylan Wood- blue, blue.
Charleston Schools: Owen Zane Davis- blue, blue.
Nokomis High School: Jorgia Crowe- red, white. Madison Ulrici- blue, red.
Okaw Valley Middle School: Heavenly Adams- blue. Xander Ashley- white. Ames Drollinger- red. Madelyn Durbin- blue. Keegan Gibbons- red. Kiley Golden- red. Ava Harshman- blue, Junior People’s Choice Award. Mathius Hutchinson- red. Brayden Kennedy- blue. Aubree McBride- red. Byron McCarrey- blue. Braden Montgomery- red. Elijah Peters- blue. Autumn Schuman- blue. Devin Caleb Thomas- red. Regan Coleman- red. Chase Creviston- blue, red. Daisy Cribbet- blue, red. Chloe Grimmred. Erick Keeling- blue. Camden Moore- white. Jalynne O’Dell- blue. Lindsey Ozier- red. McKenna Phelps- red. Landyn Porter- blue, white. Alayna Roe- red, red. Ella Roley- red. Julia Schrock- red. Autumn Shinn- blue.
Pana Schools: Lillian Bauer- red.
Rosemond Faith Bible Christian Academy High School: Nathan Bailey- blue. Noah Bailey- blue. Karli Damery- red. Natalie Fry- blue. Victoria Miller- blue, blue.
Jeremiah Bolyard- blue. Noah Heselton- white. Griffith Jacob- red. Rylee Nicholswhite. Lillie Rhodes- red. Tori Schrock- red, red. Siddalee Weakley- blue. Kylin Wehric- red. Ben Brunkwhite. Karen Nation- red. Berkly Pullen- blue. Samantha Schroader- red. Warren Weakly- red. Claire Canada- blue, red. Meridith Chambers- blue. Rylee King- white. Sydney Kochlman- white. Lily Pricered. Kylie Smith- blue. Mischa Beals- red. Ashlyn Behl- blue. Myles Hammond- blue. Nash Knearemblue. Masie Kull- white. Tucker Kull- blue. Kelton Logan- blue. Hannah Morgan- white. Katie Nohrenblue. Grady Ogden- blue. Marley Phelps- blue. Riley Pritchard- red. Gavin Reed- blue.
Lizzie Reed- red. Gavin Rhodes- white. Braden Ryherd- red. Carter Schrock- blue, red. Briley Schutt- red. Cooper Thompson- red. Rhyatt Walker- blue. Arika Wallis- white. Landon Wallis- white. Christopher Webbblue. Jaron Wiley- red. Joel Wiley- red. Jack Arthur- white. Brady Boehm- red. Lucas Bowers- red. Luke Brewer- red. Summer Carruthers- red. Millie Clark- blue. Emily Duckett- white. Kally Evans- blue. Delani Frederick- red. Ryan Forlines- white. Gabby Golding- white. Ian Hoyt- white. Haylee Hunterblue. Amber Lewis- blue, white. Jack Lockart- red. Jordynn Mayhall- blue. Adalynn Miller- blue, red.
Jeff McCoy- red. Kinzee Musser- blue. Carmen Niemeyer- blue. Drew Nohren- red. Nicholas Orsbornblue. Scott Owens- white. Zed Phelps- white. Aubrie Reid- red. Owen Rice- red. Logan Steiner- blue. William Bendler- blue. Ty Brachbill- white. Gabriella Cutler- blue. Sommer Edwards- red. Kayla Fairbanks- blue. Taylor Gossard- blue. Graycee Gottfriedt- red. Nicole graven- blue. Erin Hall- blue.
Ava Hedderich- red. Gatlin Knearem- red. Destin Logsdon- red. Drake McDonald- red. Ellie Nohrenblue, red. Sophie Ogden- blue. Akizia Palmer- blue, blue. Clayton Patch- red. Mason Ruppe- red. Gage Smith- red. Gradey Stigers- blue. Ethan Tapscott- blue. Gracie Tucker- blue. Sam Wade- red. Ryann Wood- blue. Alivia Young- red.
Shelbyville High School: Kagan Bradbury- blue, red. Cole Evans- red. Faith Fullerton- red. Alana Geerwhite. Taylor Hendrian- white, white. Lindzy Jaquette- blue, red. Alexis Johns- red. Jackie Johnson-white. Kadence McDowell- red. Bailey Mercer- red, red. Hollie Richardson- blue, red. Sydnie Heltonred. Alexis Rohdeman- red. Rebecca Tichnor- blue, red. Trinity Wade- blue, white. Bralynn Ward- blue.
Taylorville Schools: Tabitha Freeman- blue. Avianna Fuentez- white. Jalynn Lush- blue. Lily Osbornred. Nollen Polley- red. Emma Sneed- red. Camille Heberling- blue. Kinleigh Moore- blue. Skyler Stockton- red. Leah Warner- red. Nicole Welch- red. Elsie Williamson- white. Alex Caldwell- red. Jalen Champley- blue. Cameron Davis- red. Malique Pearse- blue. Laura Angel- blue, blue. Lyliannah Edwards- blue. Grayson Good- white. Julia Prose- white. Lyla Repscher- white. Season Fisher- red. Claire Hadley- red. Kylie Hall- white. Ella Moreland- red. Adriana Olivio- red. Jaden Sobish- white. Carmon Wiseman- red. Jacy Smith- red.
Taylorville High School: Madison Good- red. Izabella Hardin- blue. Will Newberry- blue. Jacob Thomas- blue. Sophie Wade- blue.
Trinity Lutheran School: Riley Bible- red. Sienna Bostedo- red, white. Annabel Bridges- red, white. Callie Friese- blue, red. Eli Jones- blue. Mason Manhart- red, blue. Kierra Mueller- white. Max Muellerblue, blue, blue. Tabitha Weaver- white, white. Liam Webb- red. Nash Wernsing- white. Holden Ashmore- red. Carrah Daniels- blue. Mya Friese- red. Jacob Gurgel- blue. Colby McCormick- blue. Zachary Shelton- blue. Kenzie Thompson- blue, red. Zadia Wascher- blue. Rachel Weaver- blue, red. Brinlie Durbin- blue, blue. Hunter friese- blue, blue. Isaac Lankow- blue. Auston Rahn- red. Gracie Slifer- blue. Mollie Slifer- blue. Carter Verdeyen- white. Colten Bridges- red, red. Marisa Daniels- red. Nathaniel Gracey- blue. Isabelle Gratz- blue. Ella Kinkelaar- blue, blue. Halle Moomaw- red. Clayton Rahn- red.
Winsor Schools: Grayson McGray- blue. Peter Mast- blue. Ava Tipton- red. Brenna Brown- blue. Elizabeth Hampton- blue. Clarissa Johnson- blue. Gabe Lister- red. Grace Mast- blue, red. Olivia Rossred, red. Hailey Collins- blue. Haylee Downs- blue, blue. Airianna Henon- white. Leah Kasey- blue, blue. Grace Plummer- blue. Sara Rawlings- red. Jonathan Robinson- red. Olivia Rogers- red. Hayden Downs- blue. Reese Lesko- red. Jorja Plummer- blue. Halle Roberts- white. Josie Roberts- white. Karissa Sanders- red. Avery Starwalt- red. Sierra Vasquex- blue. Travis Zimmerle-Vigil- blue, red.