Wyoming Arts Council

Nine Wyoming artists receive purchase awards at 2008 Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition

Ginny Butcher,”Winter Sage,” Oil, 18″x24″
Nine Wyoming artists received purchase awards totaling more than $12,500 during the Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition reception held at the Wyoming State Museum on June 26.

Gov. Dave Freudenthal presented purchase awards at the event to Bunny Connell of Sheridan, Dan Hayward and Travis Ivey of Laramie, Rom Hinz of Douglas, Claire Leon of Story, Mike McClure of Lander, Lynn Newman and Do Palma of Cheyenne and Edie Reno of Gillette.

Additionally, Palma received the People’s Choice Award, a selection made through voting of those in attendance at the reception. Ginny Butcher of Evansville (her work is pictured above) received the Bobby Hathaway Juror’s Choice Award from Juror Constance Mohrman, exhibits manager of the Wildlife Experience Museum in Parker, Colo.

The pieces receiving purchase awards will be included in the Capitol Art Collection and be eligible for display in the offices of the state’s five elected officials. The governor, first lady, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, state superintendent of public instruction and representatives from the Division of Travel and Tourism selected the purchase award recipients.

The Capitol Art Exhibition is on display at the Wyoming State Museum, located at 2301 Central Ave. in Cheyenne now through Aug. 30. Remaining pieces are available for purchase. The entire collection can be seen online at artsparkshistory.com. Call 307-777-7022 for more information.

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