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Award winners announced for Spiva's 66th Annual Membership Show

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Award winners announced for Spiva's 66th Annual Membership Show

Joplin, Mo. - Joplin artist Gerald Wilson took home two of the top awards in the 66th Annual Membership Show during an exhibit opening reception and awards ceremony Friday at Spiva Center for the Arts, 222 W. Third St.

Wilson received a first place cash prize in the 2-D category for his watercolor, Harvest Moon. He also received the Barrie Hunt Memorial Award for Emerging Artist in Watercolor. His name will join those of previous award winners listed on a perpetual plaque in the Spiva lobby.

Area artists competed for $2,700 in cash prizes for work that included painting, clay, wood, metal, photography, and mixed media. Other award winners were Brent Skinner, Diamond, first place 3-D for Ash Glazed Twisted Neck, clay; Natalie Wiseman, Joplin, second place 2-D for No, We Can't Elope, acrylic; Jeffrey Jones, Neosho, second place 3-D for Tranquility of Turbulence, glazed stoneware; Linda Teeter, Carl Junction, third place 2-D for Dog Bones, photography; John Bremer, Monett, third place 3-D for Metal Fragments, acrylic; T Crowe Semler, Joplin, honorable mention 2-D for Sky to Earth, mixed media; Frank Young, Joplin, honorable mention 2-D for Two Roasts, oil; Melody Knowles, Carthage, honorable mention 3-D for Women Empowered, clay and fabric; and Jessica Sellers, Carl Junction, honorable mention 3-D for Ebb and Flow, mixed media diptych.

Juror's Recognition Awards were given to Joplin artists Summer Dean for Still as Life, ink, 2-D, and Tim Booyer for Swamp Weeds metal 3-D. Merit Awards went to J. Karl Lipscomb, Joplin, for Pelenque Dreams II, wood, 3-D, and Jim Bray, Joplin, for Via della Chiesa, mixed media, 2-D.

Juror for the awards was Lil Olive, owner of Good Girl Art Gallery Springfield, The Membership Show, sponsored by Empire District Electric Co., will continue through Sunday, Jan. 5.

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