The Matthews Opera House & Art Center has announced the following award recipients for the 38th Winter Art Show. Best of Show was awarded to Tracy Hergert of Lead for her fabric collage titled, “Refuge.” Awards were given during the artist reception on Thursday, Jan. 19. Visitors to the show are encouraged to vote for their favorite art pieces. At the end of the show, the People’s Choice award will be announced-update: announced below. The show continues for public viewing through Jan. 26 during gallery business hours, 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

The judges for the 38th Winter Art Show were Ann Porter, BHSU art professor; Bonny Fleming, photographer, and Jim Knutson, retired BHSU Art professor.

…. and the awards go to

Best In Show

Tracy Hergert, “Refuge”

2017's Best of Show, "Refuge" by Tracy Hergert

2017’s Best of Show, “Refuge” by Tracy Hergert


People’s Choice Award

J.B. Hoffman, “Gremlin Elite”

J.B. Hoffman, "Gremlin Elite," Steampunk 3D

J.B. Hoffman, “Gremlin Elite,” Steampunk 3D


Adult Category 

First Place - Adult: Tenyoh Sugawara, "Weight of Injustice"

First Place – Adult: Tenyoh Sugawara, “Weight of Injustice”

1st Place: Tenyoh Sugawara, Rapid City, “Weight of Injustice”
2nd Place: Sequoyah Chaves, Spearfish, “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Glitch”
3rd Place: JB Hoffman, Belle Fourche, “Gremlin Elite”


High School Category

First - High School: Vivian Steckline, "Fragile Reflections."

First – High School: Vivian Steckline, “Fragile Reflections.”

1st Place: Vivian Steckline, Spearfish, “Fragile Reflections”
2nd Place: Vivian Steckline, Spearfish, “Slate Prairie”
3rd Place: Jack Kane, Spearfish, “The Beginning”


Middle School Category

First place - Middle School: Taylor Burgee, "Rainbow Skull"

First place – Middle School: Taylor Burgee, “Rainbow Skull”

1st Place: Taylor Burgee, Pierre, “Rainbow Skull”
2nd Place: Amara Termes, Spearfish, “Trail of the Spirits”
3rd Place: Satchel McGuire, Lead, “Slime”


Grade School Category

First place - Grade School: Tava Sexton, "Fish of the Sea"

First place – Grade School: Tava Sexton, “Fish of the Sea”

1st Place: Tava Sexton, Whitewood, “Fish of the Sea”
2nd Place: Jovan Weigel, Spearfish, “Rosey Road”
3rd Place: Lily Dee Sexton, Whitewood, “Painted Pony”


Kindergarten & Under Category

First Place - K & Under: Clancy Goebele, "Snowy the Owl"

First Place – K & Under: Clancy Goebele, “Snowy the Owl”

1st Place: Clancy Goebele, Belle Fourche, “Snowy the Owl”
2nd Place: Sophia Weigel, Spearfish, “Loo Lu”
3rd Place: Natalie Schutz, Spearfish, “Easter Roses”