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Larry Dumler earns People's Choice honors

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Photo submitted Larry Dumler of Cedaredge earned "People's Choice" for an oil/acrylic titled "Mamaa Simba Maacai Mara."

A very successful 45th annual Edge of the Cedars Art Show sponsored by Zeta Omicron Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority has been completed. Ninety-two artists exhibited a total of 256 entries which included paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, stained glass and an open category. Attesting to the quality of work exhibited, 70 different entries received votes for the People's Choice Award. In addition to ribbons, a total of 21 monetary awards ranging from $25 to $200 were given. The total amount of cash awarded was $1,200. This was made possible by the generous donations received from sponsors.

Zeta Omicron also presented $500 scholarships to Taniall Scroggins and Alexeea "Lexee" Wilson, both 2017 Cedaredge High School graduates. Taniall is enrolled at Colorado Mesa University with plans to become a high school art teacher. Alexeea will be going to Colorado State University and will study to become a veterinarian.

Judge for this year's show was Cynthia Duff. She is a Colorado native who was raised to appreciate nature, music and the arts. She studied and worked in the commercial arts designing marketing packages for clients. Her passion for painting grew while raising her children in Nebraska where the sand hill cranes stop during their migration north. She studied and painted the cranes in an expressionistic way which developed the style you see in her work today. She has created bent paintings of birch wood using a staining technique to reveal the wood's beauty in the art. She has created posters for a number of events including Powderhorn Resort's Telefest. Duff has works in public and private collections around the world. Her current works are shown in galleries in New York, Iowa, Nebraska, Utah, Arizona and in Colorado in Breckenridge, Vail, Grand Junction and Palisade.

Judging Results

People's Choice -- Larry Dumler, Cedaredge, advanced oil/acrylic titled "Mamaa Simba Maacai Mara." Cash award sponsored by ProSpace Interiors.

Judge's Best of Show -- Marty Rathburn, Cedaredge, graphics titled "The Bell Dancer." Cash award sponsored by Thelma Starner.

Best of Professional -- Marty Rathburn, Cedaredge, graphics titled "The Bell Dancer." Cash award sponsored Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Best of Advanced -- Larry Dumler, Cedaredge, oil/acrylic titled "Headed North - Sandhill Cranes." Cash award sponsored by Cedaredge Land Company and Zeta Omicron ESA.

Best of Amateur -- Luther McCracken, Montrose, oil/acrylic titled "Trouble On The Horizon." Cash award sponsored by Big John's Lumber.

Best of Student -- Amber Swain, Delta, graphics titled "Jack Frost." Cash award sponsored by State Farm Insurance-Kevin Parks.

Special Awards
Selected by
Individual Sponsors

Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory/Mesa View Cemetery -- Cash awards to Sheryl Williams, Delta, professional mixed media titled "Painted Glory"; Larry Dumler, Cedaredge, advanced oil/acrylic titled "Mama Simba Maacai Mara"; Linda Mussman, Montrose. amateur oil/acrylic titled "Peak-A-Boo Castles" and Grace Hatheway, Cedaredge, student pastel titled "Eye."

Delta Orthopedics, Dr. John Knutson -- Cash awards to Judy Campbell, Austin, professional mixed media titled "The Cathedral of St. Agnes"; Charles Holder Jr., Eckert, sculpture titled "Black Croppie"; and Laurae Fortner-Welch, Cedaredge, advanced pastel titled "Copper River Roadhouse - Alaska."

Double J Disposal, Joe and Judy Leonard -- Cash awards to Steven Marshall, Grand Junction, professional mixed media titled "Sunset On The Savanna" and Amber Swain, Delta, student graphics titled "Ruby Rose."

Western Rockies Appraisals, Diana Clayton -- Cash awards to Bill Faller, Grand Junction, amateur photograph titled "Silent Reflections" and Maya Littell, Basalt, student graphics titled "Blue Owl."

Janice Jones, RE/MAX Mountain West -- Cash award to Lynn Miller, Cedaredge, advanced watercolor titled "Sailing On A Summer Day."

Benson Brothers -- Cash award to Susan Jochum, Cedaredge, professional oil/acrylic titled "Mountain Man."

Grand Mesa Impressionz -- Cash award to Rae Ann Simmons, Cedaredge, advanced photograph titled "Ice Queen Chariot."

Ribbons & Roses Antique Mall, Marcy Peterson -- Cash award to Judy Leonard, Cedaredge, advanced sculpture titled "Coffee?"

Individual Placings

Oil/acrylic -- Marty Rathburn, Cedaredge, first; Patricia Carroll, Cedaredge, second; Judy Campbell, Austin, third; honorable mention - Paul Roasberry, Cedaredge; MaryLou Felton, Basalt; Susan Jochum, Cedaredge and Cynthia Sampson, Nucla.

Watermedia -- Dale Russell Smith, Cedaredge, first; Linda Helmich, Glenwood Springs, second; Bertie Stroup Marah, Cedaredge, third; honorable mention - Dale Russell Smith, Cedaredge and Larry Suddeth, Montrose.

Graphics -- Marty Rathburn, Cedaredge, first; Lin Benzel, Carbondale, second and third.

Pastels -- Cynthia Sampson, Nucla, first; MaryLou Felton, Basalt, second and third.

Mixed media -- Judy Campbell, Austin, first; Steven Marshall, Grand Junction, second; Sheryl Williams, Delta, third.

Photography -- Rod Martinez, Grand Junction, first, second and third.

Sculpture -- Daphna Russell, Cedaredge, first; Charles Holder Jr., Eckert, second; Debbie Bradley, third; honorable mention - Matt Jochum, Cedaredge.

Stained glass -- Barbara Hladik, first.

Open category -- Manuel Gutierrez, Cedaredge, first.


Oil/acrylic -- Larry Dumler, Cedaredge, first, second and third; honorable mention -- Judy Davies, Austin, and Sharon Fuller, Austin.

Watermedia -- B.J. McKinney, Crawford, first; Judy Chapman, Delta, second and third; honorable mention - Susan Palmer, Montrose.

Graphics -- Lael Van Riper, Montrose, first; Jane Fox Armfield, Montrose, second; Lael Van Riper, Montrose, third; honorable mention - Jane Fox Armfield.

Pastels -- Laurae Fortner-Welch, Cedaredge, first and second; Amy Daniels, Cedaredge, third.

Mixed media -- Sandy Anderson, Montrose, first; Judy Davies, Austin, second; Sharon Fuller, Austin, third.

Photography -- D. Ann Schwietert, Cedaredge, first; Jim Schwietert, Cedaredge, second and third; honorable mentions - D. Ann Schwietert, Cedaredge, Jim Schwietert, Cedaredge; Debbie Fisher, Grand Junction; and Diane St. Peter, Delta.

Digitally enhanced photography -- Rae Ann Simmons, Cedaredge, first; D. Ann Schwietert, Cedaredge, second.

Advanced sculpture -- Judy Leonard, Cedaredge, first and second.


Graphics -- Maxine Healy, Cedaredge, first; Ellen Brown, Montrose, second.

Oil/acrylic -- Luther McCracken, Montrose, first; Rosie Kneis, Montrose, second; Lucy Woods, Paonia, third; honorable mentions - Linda Mussman, Montrose; Kathryn Derry, Austin; and Luther McCracken, Montrose.

Watermedia -- Lucy Woods, Paonia, first; Cheryl Brown, Crawford, second; Winifred Stine, Cedaredge, third; honorable mentions - Cheryl Brown. Crawford; Michele Gillis, Cedaredge; and Wilna Stewart, Montrose.

Pastels -- Pamela J. Lynch, Montrose, first.

Mixed media -- Vickie Lee, Montrose, first; Pamela Lynch, Montrose, second; Gaye Newton, Delta, third.

Photography -- Dana Nicole Smith, Aurora, first and second; Mary Belleville, Cedaredge, third; honorable mentions - Dana Nicole Smith, Aurora; and Barbara Sappington, Cedaredge.

Sculpture -- Maxine Healy, Cedaredge, first and second.


Oil/acrylics -- Amber Swain, Delta, first; Maya Littell, Basalt, second; Amarah Thompson, Grand Junction, third.

Watercolor -- Addie Woodden, Montrose, first.

Pastels -- Grace Hatheway, Cedaredge, first.

Graphics -- Amber Swain, Delta, first; Grace Hatheway, Cedaredge, second; Taniall Scroggins, Cedaredge, third; honorable mentions - Deklan Woodden, Montrose; Samuel Woodden, Montrose; Alexeea Wilson, Cedaredge; and Maya Littell, Basalt.

Photography -- Andrei Gaylord, Brentwood, Tenn., first and second.

Sculpture -- Amarah Thompson, Grand Junction, first.

Open category -- Grace Hatheway, Cedaredge, first.

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