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2022 Valley Visions Art Show Results

Updated: May 9, 2022

What a wonderful event we had! Thursday, April 14th was our opening reception in the SteamPlant ballroom with around 200 people attending. Artwork from our talented local students was shown concurrently throughout the show in the ballroom mezzanine! One piece each by 60 local artists were shown and available for purchase. A total of 16 pieces were sold. The show continued through Sunday, April 17th.

Sally Mather was also showing her lovely artwork in the Paquette Gallery.

Mel Strawn Lifetime Achievement Award for the Arts:

  • Awarded to Geraldine Alexander (of Culture Class Gallery) was presented by Michael Varnum, VP Salida Council for the Arts

Valley Visions Art Show winners

Sheila Sears judged the show in 3 categories:


1st place: Jude Silva 'Bookmark'

2nd place: Donna Miller 'Moovin On'

3rd place: Jan Sherfy 'Fall in the Woods'


1st place: Cody Cloud 'River Beam'

2nd place: Sandra Fisher 'Jack'

3rd place: Bruce Carr 'Untitled'


1st place: Richard Smith 'Vergev52e'

2nd place: Tim Brown 'Vintage Bike Tintype'

3rd place: Padgett McFeeley 'The Story Keeper'

People's Choice

Padgett McFeeley 'The Story Keeper'

Honorable Mention:

Thomas Franke 'Timekeeper'

Patricia Aguilar 'Transition'

Sally Mather 'Cutting Loose'

Matthew Varnum 'Reaching for Another Can of Paint'

Kathy Davidoff "Simple Springtime Splendor

Nora Larimer 'Cogan's Bend'

High School Scholarships ($1000 each)

Awarded to Jennifer Courtney Lobeck for performing Arts and Myka Daugherty for Visual Arts, presented by Deb Norby Colgate, Scholarship Chair, Salida Council for the Arts


Many thanks to our major sponsors ‘My Lovely Spaces’ and Parsonex Securities Inc. and the many donors of our silent auction items:

Amicas Pizza

Bernice Strawn

Box of Bubbles

Colorado Central Magazine

Currents Restaurant

Dvorak Expeditions

Fantasy Comics and Video

Flowers by Tani

Jennifer Dempsey

Joyful Journey

Kaleidoscope Toys

Lavender Massage

Linda Lovell Framing

Long View Lodge

Salida Arcade

Salida Circus

Salida Mountain Sports

Salida Sunshine Botanical

Su Casa

Vino Salida

Western Archery

A Special thanks to Nancy Kay, Valley Visions Chair, Salida Council for the Arts and to the Valley Visions Committee for all your hard work to make this event possible.

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