“Sabertooth” by Jerry Langer was voted Best In Show at the 40th Community Art Show at The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center

The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center is excited to announce the winners of the Community Art Show. Formerly known as the “Winter Art Show,” this was the fortieth event of its kind to be hosted by The Matthews.

Thursday night’s Community Art Show Reception saw over 100 people in The Matthew’s gallery. Visitors enjoyed refreshments, a cash bar, and time to view the artwork submitted by area locals.

“We are thrilled by the turnout to our reception,” said Heather Evans, gallery manager at The Matthews. “This was a great way to celebrate and recognize the amazing talent in the Spearfish area. Selecting the winners of this year’s show was incredibly difficult.”

The judges for the 40th Community Art Show were Heather Evans, local photographer Heidi Watson, and Quintin Owens, assistant professor of art at BHSU.


40th Annual Community Art Show Winners

Best In Show: “Sabertooth” by Jerry Langer, Spearfish

 Best in Show - "Sabertooth"     


People’s Choice: “Freedom on Clear Creek” by Dede Farrar, Rapid City


Adult Category

1st Place: “Grab” by Katie Wolff, Whitewood

2nd Place: “In the City” by Teodora Buba, Rapid City

3rd Place: “Now Showing Homestake Opera House” by Josh Adkins, Deadwood


High School Category

1st Place: “Bowl of Butterflies” by Dharma Selby, Spearfish

2nd Place: “Heart” by Colter Huseby, Spearfish

3rd Place: “Beginnings” by Ana Buchholz, Spearfish


Middle School Category

1st Place: “Kitten Macaroni; but Only for the Rich” by Grace Ligtenberg, Spearfish

2nd Place: “Ruling the Roost” by Tava Sexton, Whitewood

3rd Place: “Koi Fish” by Kenzi Quam, Spearfish


Grade School Category

1st Place: “Pink Flamingo” by Lily Sexton, Whitewood 

2nd Place: “Old Man’s Beard” by Evan Foss, Spearfish

3rd Place: “Pink Purple Doughnut” by Nolan Rehm, Spearfish


Pre-K Category

1st Place: “The Tree of My Life” by Braeden Dardis, Spearfish

2nd Place: “Going on an Airplane with Grandma” by Waylon Hansen, Spearfish

3rd Place: “A Rabbit” by Stella Jensen Stadler, Spearfish