Monday, May 24, 2010

Governor's Capitol Art Exhibit awards presented at May 21 reception

Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield (left) congratulates Cheyenne artist Justin Richards, winner of the Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition's "People's Choice" award

There were 133 applicants and nearly 400 entries for the 2010 Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition. Juror Deborah Mitchell narrowed the selection down to 40. The Governor's Capitol Exhibition Committee then selected the works of seven Wyoming artists for prizes totaling $13,400.

This year's GCAE Purchase Awards were presented at a May 21 reception at the Wyoming State Museum:

Gail Sundell from Cheyenne for her alabaster sculpture entitled “Prairie Breeze”
Valerie Seaberg from Jackson for her mixed media piece entitled “Ocean Form”
Dan Hayward from Laramie for his photograph entitled “Salmon Bluffs”
Jane Woods from Powell for her batik piece entitled “Corner House”
Jeanie Schlump from Laramie for her acrylic piece entitled “A Degree of Normality”
Jerry Palen from Saratoga for his bronze piece entitled “A Traveling Man”
Dianne Wyatt from Sheridan for her pastel piece entitled “Highwater Blues”

As well, the Bobby Hathaway Juror's Choice Award was given to Jon Madsen of Laramie for his oil painting titled "Foreshadower."

The People's Choice Award was given to Justin Richards of Cheyenne for his "Popixel Series Stool."

Works not purchased during the reception are available for sale through June 5 either at the Wyoming State Museum or online at