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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Entries will be accepted Thursday, March 24 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for this year’s annual Phillips County Art Show.

Accepted media will be acrylic, china painting, creative stitchery, collage, colored pencil, drawings, fibers, hand-thrown ceramics and pottery, jewelry, mixed media, oil, pastels, pen and ink, pencil, photography-traditional, photography-enhanced, scratch art, sculpture, stained glass, tole painting, watercolor, weaving and wood carving.

The show will be held Thursday, March 24-Sunday, March 27 at Holyoke High School. The show will feature the work of regional artists of Colorado and Nebraska and is sponsored by the Phillips County Arts Council.

Area artists, from beginners to professionals, and students are encouraged to enter their work.

Judging will take place Friday morning, March 25, and an oral critique for artists and anyone interested will be offered from 1:30-3 p.m. An oral critique for students will also be given at 1:30 p.m.

The show will be open for public viewing on Friday, March 25 from 3-10 p.m., Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, March 27 from 1-4 p.m.

Many art pieces are available for purchase and the public is encouraged to visit the show and appreciate the work of area artists.

The entries will be judged by Michael Ome Untiedt. Born and raised in Prowers County, Untiedt now lives in Denver. He paints landscapes of the American West as well as the Beara Peninsula in southwestern Ireland. He works in oils and watercolor.

As an art instructor, he sees his role as “helping aspiring artists find their path of best steps to creating art, building on personal strengths to develop an individualized creative voice.”

His works are shown in galleries in Colorado, New Mexico, Montana and Texas. He writes the Right Brain Express, a weekly newsletter of art-related material. Untiedt will offer a workshop, “Painting on the Great Plains,” in Holyoke Saturday, March 26 for area artists.

Valerie Gillotte of Haxtun will judge student entries. Gillotte taught art at Haxtun Elementary and High School for many years. Her successful teaching career is evidenced by the artwork and student awards displayed throughout the Haxtun School District.

She will offer a student critique Friday at 1:30 p.m. when she will discuss individual works, offer suggestions and answer questions.

For more information on the art show, contact Teresa Mailander at 970-580-1939.