Art on the Green
August 24, 2023
The 18th Annual Art on the Green event was held August 18 and 19.
Artists from Utah and Wyoming competed in the 2D and 3D art competition for 24 hours straight. In attendance were five high school competitors, seven amateurs, 14 semi-professionals, and 16 professionals.
The weekend began at 11 a.m. on Friday. All 42 competitors began the creative process in a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil, clay, airbrush, and more.
The following are the results from this weekend's Art on the Green event:
Artist Choice: Semi-Pro 2D
1st Place: Amanda Romero
2nd Place: Megan Beavers
3rd Place: Bryce Castillon
Artists Choice: Professional 2D
1st Place: Michelle Nixon
2nd Place: Shane Steiss
3rd Place: Ben Nathan
Artists Choice: Professional 3D
1st Place: Bryan Cordova
2nd Place: Jeff Rudolph
3rd Place: Gail Van Wagoner
Mayor's Choice Awards
Mayor's Choice 2D: Shane Steiss
Mayor's Choice 3D: Jeff Rudolph
Mayor's Choice High School:
People's Choice Awards
People's Choice 2D: Tyrell Jasperson
People's Choice 3D: Bryan Cordova
Rudy Gunter Memorial Award
Tyrell Jasperson and Bryan Cordova
Judge's Choice: High School 2D
1st Place: Emily Parker
2nd Place: Tyler Castillon
Judge's Choice: High School 3D
1st Place: Emily Brady
Judge's Choice: Amateur/Hobbyist 2D
1st Place: Madisyn Montoya
2nd Place: Shellena Beaver
Judge's Choice: Amateur/Hobbyist 3D
1st Place: Wyatt Christensen
2nd Place: Briana Jacobson
Judge's Choice: Semi-Pro 2D
1st Place: Halli Riskus
2nd Place: Melody Nathan
3rd Place: Megan Beavers
Judge's Choice: Professional 2D
(There was a tie for 2nd place -
no 3rd place was given)
1st Place: Shane Steiss
2nd Place: Ben Nathan
2nd Place: Michelle Nixon
Judge's Choice: Professional 3D
1st Place: Gail Van Wagoner
2nd Place: Bryan Cordova
3rd Place: Mary Shaw
Judge's Choice - Honorable Mention
The 8th annual Battle on the Green competition took place Friday night. The theme for each battle round was drawn by a member of the Green River Arts Council, and competitors had only five minutes to prepare. After five minutes of preparation, they had 30 minutes to create a work of art that was then judged by the community and a panel of judges from Trona Valley Federal Credit Union.
The Judges' Choice for Battle on the Green was Jamie Green and the People's Choice went to Michelle Nixon.
The Green River Arts Council revealed the newest sculpture for the City of Green River, which was a Labradoodle made from reclaimed metal by the artist Jacob Novinger.
The Arts Council has asked the community to help name the sculpture. At a later date, there will be a ribbon cutting and name reveal for the sculpture.