Green River Star -

By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Artists enjoy competition

 

Star photo by Stephanie Thompson

Green River artist Mary Shaw works on a sculpture of a man on a saddle during the 24-hour competition.

Twenty four hours was all the participants in the live sculpting and 2D competitions were given to complete their work.

Both Green River, Sweetwater County and out-of-state artists gathered at the Expedition Island pavilion Friday and Saturday to compete in the Art on the Green competition.

While the artists worked on their clay sculptures, drawings or paintings, residents walked through the pavilion looking at them and asking them questions about their particular pieces of art.

Kinear resident Colleen Drury has come to this competition for five years now. Although she can't remember who or how she heard about it, this event is one she looks forward to every year.

"Green River is so supportive of the arts," Drury said. "It's very neat."

Drury was an art major in college, but put her interests aside to operate and own her own business and raise a family. Now that she is retired and the kids are out of the house, she is back to creating masterpieces.

Friday and Saturday she was working on an oil painting of a women who was overcoming some sort of emotional pain. Drury said lately she has been trying to paint women who are in a stage of healing.

"I just feel honored. There are such incredible artists here," Drury said.

Green River artist Mary Shaw was busy working on a clay sculpture of a cowboy on a saddle.

Usually, Shaw is using pastels or chalks, and this is the only time of the year Shaw sculpts something. Shaw said she just picks a subject that appeals to her. Last year, she made a sculpture of a man with a fishing pole.

"If I see something that catches my eye, I think I might do it," she said.

Shaw was busy looking at a photo of a man riding a horse, while she was making a sculpture of it.

When Shaw wasn't busy sculpting, she was chatting with other artists or residents.

"My favorite part of Art on the Green is being around all of the artists," Shaw said.

A lot of the competitors are returning and it was nice for Shaw to see them and reacquaint with them.

Shaw said she has always had an interest in arts and can recall enjoying them as a child. Seeing children enjoying the artists' work as they walk through the pavilion is something Shaw looks forward to.

"I love seeing the young kids coming through," Shaw said.

Art on the Green Results

Battle on the Green – Jason Parson, Green River

People's Choice 2D – Tyrell Jasperson, Rock Springs

People's Choice 3D – Bryan Cordova, Green River

 

Mayor's Choice 2D – Kristi Radosevich, Green River

Mayor's Choice 3D – Mary Shaw, Green River

 

Artist Choice Winners

Professional 3D

First place – Jeff Rudolph, Cody

Second place – Bryan Cordova, Green River

Third place – Mary Shaw, Green River

Fourth place – William Travis Hart, Green River

Professional 2D

First place – Michael Parker, Springville, Utah

Second place- Jill Hartley, Rock Springs

Third place – Josh Clare, Paradise, Utah

Fourth place – Ellen Newell, Green River

 

Semi Professional 3D

First place – Trevor Little, Gillette

Second place – Gail Van Wagoner, Centerville, Utah

Third place – Wayne Kertz, Mountain View

 

Semi Professional 2D

First place - Bryce Castillon, Green River,

Second place – Tiffany Asher, Green River,

Third place – Mary Little, Gillette,

Judges Choice Winners

Professional 3D

First place – Bryan Cordova, Green River

Second place – Jeff Rudolph, Cody

Third place – William Travis Hart, Green River

Fourth place – Mary Shaw, Green River

 

Professional 2D

First place – Tyrell Jasperson, Rock Springs

Second place – Michael Parker, Springville, Utah

Third place – Josh Clare, Paradise, Utah

Fourth place – Shane Steiss, Green River

 

Semi Professional 3D

First place – Gail Van Wagoner, Centerville, Utah

Second place – Trevor Little, Gillette

Third place – Wayne Kertz, Mountain View

 

Semi Professional 2D

First place - Bryce Castillon, Green River

Second place – Mary Little, Gillette

Third place – Megan Radosevich, Green River

 

 

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