SCOTTSBLUFF — West Nebraska Arts Center, with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and Bob & Sue Van Newkirk, is pleased to present the 2021 President’s Show, an exciting collection of original artworks based on a theme. The theme is “Resilience” chosen by Cher Maybee, West Nebraska Arts Center Board President. This is a judged group show open to all media and artistic styles that convey the theme of what resilience means. The exhibit opened Thursday, July 1.
The WNAC announced the winners of the 2021 President’s Show: Resilience. Best of Show goes to Rod Clause with “I Am Cracked but I Am Still Here.” President’s Choice, chosen by Maybee, goes to Pam Perry with “Endeavor to Persevere.” Honorable mentions go to Mary Ellen Neff with “Tropical Resilience,” Chas Lierk with “Reaching for the Heavens” and Steph Coley with “Reaching for Sunshine.” Judges Highlights go to Chad with “Reconsilience,” Steph Coley with “Not Today, Satan,” Teri Kezar with “Urn – nest,” and Catherine Redfern with “Enter the Brown Mouth of a CFO.”=
The judge this year was Mary P. Donahue. She is an artist, designer, writer and professor of art at Chadron State College. She has been at Chadron State College for 17 years. She grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and then moved to the west at age 18. Currently, she lives in the ponderosa pines among the ridges, buttes and sandhills of northwest Nebraska.