Prairie Village State of the Arts 2016 called a great success

People's Choice: "Jumecort Haiti 2011" by Lisa Cowan.
People’s Choice: “Jumecort Haiti 2011” by Lisa Cowan

The Prairie Village State of the Arts 2016 awards gala drew about 300 people to the R.G. Endres Gallery last week.

“The event was fabulous,” said Laura Wassmer, mayor of Prairie Village. “It was really well attended and the there was high quality work on display.”

The State of the Arts is one of the Prairie Village Arts Council’s annual shows and the competition awards $3,500 annually. Voting took place from Oct. 3-14 and this year brought back the People’s Choice award.

The juror for this year’s event was William Rose, a painter who has attracted a significant national following who’s works are in corporate, sports and private collections.

Other award winners: 

 

R.G. Endres Best in Show: "Untitled #4" by David Han.
R.G. Endres Best in Show: “Untitled #4” by David Han

 

Honorable Mention: "Clips" by David Cooper
Honorable Mention: “Clips” by David Cooper

 

Merit Award: "Reading Between the Lines" by Rachelle Gardner-Roe
Merit Award: “Reading Between the Lines” by Rachelle Gardner-Roe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention: "College Mascot" by Eileen McCoy.
Honorable Mention: “College Mascot” by Eileen McCoy

 

 

 

Honorable Mention: "Devil$ in the Detail$" by Jason Benton.
Honorable Mention: “Devil$ in the Detail$” by Jason Benton

 

Merit Award: "Study in Light and White" by Jack Nixon.
Merit Award: “Study in Light and White” by Jack Nixon

 

Honorable Mention: "Clarity" by Jackie Warren.
Honorable Mention: “Clarity” by Jackie Warren

 

Honorable Mention: "Orchids" by Michelle Muri-Sloane.
Honorable Mention: “Orchids” by Michelle Muri-Sloane