GREEN RIVER — The 11th Annual Art on the Green Event held August 14 & 15, 2015 was well received by the community. Artists from Colorado, Utah and Wyoming competed in the 2D and 3D Art completion for 24 hours straight.
In attendance were two high school competitors, 18 semi-professional and 17 professional.
The weekend began with a bang at 11 am on Friday. All 37 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.
For the Artists’ Choice in Professional 2D, 1st place went to Michael Parker, 2nd- Tyrell Jasperson, 3rd- Shane Steiss, and 4th- Jill Hartley.
Artists’ Choice in Semi-Pro 2D, 1st place was Bryce Castillon, 2nd- Mary Parker, and 3rd- Mark McDonald.
Artists’ Choice for Professional 3D, 1st place went to Jeff Rudolph, 2nd- Bryan Cordova, 3rd- Rudy Gunter, and 4th- William Travis Hart.
Artists’ Choice in Semi-Pro 3D, 1st was Chad Spalding, 2nd- Gail Von Wagoner, and 3rd- Mary Shaw.
The Mayor’s Choice Award for the High School competition was Megan Radosevich. In the 2D division, the award went to Mark McDonald, and for 3D, he gave the award to William Travis Hart.
For Judges’ Choice Professional 2D competition, 1st place went to Michael Parker, 2nd- Tyrell Jasperson, 3rd- Ellen Newell, and 4th to Shane Steiss.
Judges’ Choice Semi-Pro 2D, 1st place was Bryce Castillon, 2nd- Bryant Birch, and 3rd- Mark McDonald.
Judges’ Choice High School, 1st place went to Megan Radosevich and Manuel Lucero IV earned 2nd place.
For the Judges’ Choice Professional 3D, 1st place went to Bryan Cordova, 2nd- Jeff Rudolph, 3rd- William Travis Hart, and 4th- Mont Crosland.
Judges’ Choice Semi-Pro 3D, 1st- Mary Shaw, 2nd- Gail Von Wagoner, and 3rd- Wayne Kertz.
The People’s Choice Award for 2D was given to Tyrell Jasperson while the 3D award was presented to Bryan Cordova.
Other associated events included the 1st Annual Battle on the Green competition which kicked off on Friday at 4 pm with 5 competitors painting head to head.
A theme for each battle round was drawn by a member of the Green River Arts Council and competitors had only 5 minutes to prepare.
After the 5 minutes of preparation they had 45 minutes to create a work of art that was then judged by the community.
The first theme was a “Historic Perspective” and the championship theme was “Life on the Green.” The winner of the 1st Annual Battle on the Green was Tiffany Asher of Green River, WY.
Finally, the most monumental portion of the weekend included the unveiling of the “Shift Change” mining sculpture by Bryan Cordova. This life and a half size sculpture will be permanently placed at the Mining Memorial Park next to the Green River Chamber of Commerce. With the support of many businesses and individuals this monumental project will be completed by this fall.
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