Breaking news from Casper:
The judging has just been completed for the 2010 visual arts fellowships sponsored by the Wyoming Arts Council.
The three fellowship winners are Penelope Caldwell, David Jones and Shelby Shadwell, all of Laramie. They each will receive a $3,000 cash award and will be featured in the 2010-2011 fellowship biennial exhibition.
Honorable mentions went to Sue Sommers of Pinedale and Diana Baumbach of Laramie.
Judges for this year's competition were Kate Budd, a sculptor from Akron, Ohio; painter and mixed-media artist Sue Johnson from St. Mary's City, Md.; and Mark Klett, photographer from Tempe, Ariz.
The news will be officially announced at a reception that begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Casper. Awards presentation begins at 6 p.m., followed by an artists' roundtable at 7 p.m., which will feature presentations by the fellowship judges.
The event is free and open to the public.
FMI: Michael Shay, Wyoming Arts Council, 307-777-5234 or firstname.lastname@example.org