Winners announced at Boone County Art Show

Saturday, September 27, 2008 | 10:22 a.m. CDT; updated 3:27 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 29, 2008

This article has been updated to correctly identify show co-chair Bill Helvey.

COLUMBIA — Friday at 5 p.m., Boone County National Bank closed its doors for the preparations. Volunteers emerged to clear phones and papers from the front desks, and the bank lobby would soon become a gallery.

After the lobby was cleared, 162 local artists delivered their artwork for display. A team of 40 volunteers hung and arranged the 262 paintings, sculptures and ceramic pieces.

List of winners

Professional painting:

First place — Jacob Crook, "Larry Baver"

Second place — Kate Gray, "Blue Away"

Third place — Lisa Bartlett, "B B King"

Honorable mention — Renate Brady, "Sun-dried Day"; Marilyn Cummins, "Summe Sentinels"; Chris Frederick, "Just Catching the Light"; William Helvey, "Hinkson Creek"; Aaron Robb, "Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ"; Todd Shelby, "Boundary"; Naomi Sugino, "Alley"; Lucille Wayland, "Earthly Glow"

Professional drawing:

First place — Ming Zhou, "Flute Echoes"

Second place — Nora Othic, "Moving the Bull"

Third place — Kelly Coalier, "Elephant Rocks"

Honorable mention — Dennis Murphy, "Map #5"; John Selburg, "Charcoal on Paper"

Professional other media:

First place — Nancy Brown, "Three Little Piggies"

Second place — Ian Shelly, "Formation"

Third place — Jessie Lawson, "A Gathering of Birds"

Honorable mention — Lisa Bartlett, "Buddy Guy"

Non-professional painting:

First place — Charlene Nicholaus, "Sunset"

Second place — Christa Breedlove, "Master Study"

Third place — Ellen Burch, "Self Portrait"

Honorable mention — Cynthia Smith, "Clay Pot of Dahlias"; Kimberly Wardenburg, "Change"

Non-professional drawing:

First place — Greta Myers, "Untitled"

Second place — Maggie Parker, "Pipe w/ Boy"

Third place — Becca Doering, "Split Page #7"

Honorable mention — Linda Anderson, "Kira"; Ellen Burch, "Untitled"; Holly Meyers, "Portrait of a Woman"; Elizabeth Preiss, "Untitled"; Kathryn Ruggevi, "@%!# Wind"; Kimberly Wardenburg, "Where Moth and Rust Destroy"

Non-professional other media:

First place — Jacob Mobley, "Trying a Recall"

Second place — Suzi Feldwisch, "Intrinsically Tropical"

Third place — Eric Sweet, "Ally Smile"

Honorable mention — Deborah Booker, "Mozarkite Broad Collar"; Mandy Hagedorn, "Roosevelt Pool"; Babette Langeneckert, "Joseph's Coat"; Noelle Terrell, "Alert"


First place — Natalie Hellmann, "Skeleton Dwellings"

Second place — Eric Fritz, "Death of a Puppet"

Third place — Tom Stauder, "Great Bowl of Fire"

Honorable mention — Yolanda Ciolli, "Rare Ceramisaur"; Todd Shelby, "Continental Tap"; Richard and Sheila Wieman, "Traveller"


First place — Mira Carol Stoddart, "Container"

Second place — Peggy Craig, "Between"

Third place — Mary Kinney, "Giraffe Teapot"

Honorable mention — Janet Green, "Coming in for a Landing"; Rosemary Morris, "Horse Hair Urn"


First place — Kara Hicks, "Memory Trace 13.01.05"

Second place — Vicki Smith, "Missouri Basket"

Third place — Jeri Donoho, "Finella"

Honorable mention — Mary Veltrop, "Calla Lilies"

Still to be awarded:

Boone County National Bank Purchase Award — Lucille Wayland, "Earthly Glow"

Popular Choice — Nancy Brown, "War From the Horses of Apocalypse"

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The 49th annual Boone County Art Show takes place this weekend in the Boone County National Bank's downtown lobby at Broadway and Eighth Street. The show is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

"People come out of the woodwork for this show," said Julia Helvey, co-chair of the Boone County Art Show.

Julia Helvey and her husband, Bill, have co-chaired the show for the past 35 years and are both longtime members of the Columbia Art League.

"I'm the paper-pusher, and he is the artist," Julia Helvey said of her husband and herself.

Julia Helvey said the volunteers make the short, two-day time frame for the show workable.

"It's the cultural mecca of local art," she said of the annual show.

The show is the largest of its kind in mid-Missouri and the biggest indoor show of the year, Bill Helvey said.

"The judges are always amazed at the number of pieces that come in from such a small area," he said.

Preparations began in the spring for the fall show. Plans are already in the making, Julia Helvey said, for a revamping of next year's 50th Boone County Art Show.

Art Show organizers moved the show date in 1992 from Columbus Day weekend to coincide with Columbia's Festival of the Arts, which is held the last weekend in September. Festival organizers hoped the art show would enhance the festival as a whole.

Both professional and non-professional artists, including students, teachers, Art League members and artists, participate in the show, which is co-sponsored by the Columbia Art League and the Boone County National Bank.

Jo Mueller, director of the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, was the judge for the event. Winners were chosen Friday for each category.

The award ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

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