Thedford Open Art and Photo Show

THEDFORD–The annual open art and photo show at the Thedford Gallery had 69 entries from six counties; six of those were from youth ages 12 and under.

“This is two shows in one, photos are judged separately from the art. An overall best of show is selected from both categories,” stated Dawn Bryant, president of the Thedford Art Guild that hosts the show. “It is our major fundraiser for our gallery and could not be possible without the support of our great sponsors – from Thedford – Sandhill Oil, Consolidated Telephone, Security 1st Bank, Ewoldt’s Grocery, Neal Lumber and from Purdum – Harsh Mercantile and Western Nebraska Bank.”

The show unlike most fair shows which have art on display a few days, was up the whole month of July.


Best of Show – Kyle Hoyt, Mullen – ‘Weathered’ – Pencil

Art Adult
1st – Dave Dorsey, Valentine – ‘Bookworms,’ acrylic
2nd – Dave Dorsey, Valentine – ‘Promise of Spring,’ pencil
3rd – Gracie Hoyt, Mullen (15 year old daughter of Kyle) – ‘Sadie,’ pencil

Honorable Mention – Pete Livesay, Mullen, wood carving of Big Horn sheep
Karen Pochop, North Platte – ‘Elway (the cat)’, oil; Dave Dorsey – Time to Drag Calves, acrylic

Photo Adult
1st – Linda Teahon, Dunning – ‘Snack Time’
2nd – Garold Horst, Arnold – ‘Big Mouth Thunderstorm’
3rd – Bridget Licking, Thedford – ‘Shined History Collage’

Honorable Mention – Sue Oiler Dowse, Comstock ‘Soddy Window,’ Bridget Licking – From the Darkness’ and Terri Licking, Thedford – ‘His Final Ride’

Youth had no photos, but six entries in the art –
Finnley Eickhoff, North Platte, ‘Eclectic Horse,’ acrylic, age 9
Heston Licking, Thedford – Pasture with hay bales, acrylic, age 4

Honorable mention – Katen Licking, Thedford – Branching out, acrylic, age 9

Judging the show was retired art instructor, Charla Zutavern of Broken Bow. Those looking at the show during the month voted on their favorite and a People’s Choice Award was given to Bridget Licking for her photo, ‘From the Darkness.’