41st Community Art Show Winners Announced

April 2, 2020

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 forty-first event of its kind to be hosted by The Matthews.

The awards are usually announced during the annual awards reception, but this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards had to be announced via video on social media.

“This is obviously a strange time for our community, but we are thrilled to still have the opportunity to feature the incredible local artists in our area,” said Darren Granaas, executive director of the Matthews Opera House. “We are very lucky to have digital tools that allow us to announce the awards and offer a virtual gallery display during this time of social distancing.”

“We have a fantastic group of artists this year,” said Heather Evans, gallery manager. “I hope everyone can take the time to look at these pieces, whether online on our website, or by stopping by our gallery.”

View all Community Art Show works in our Virtual Gallery


41st Annual Community Art Show Winners

Best In Show & People’s Choice: “Mechanics” by Anne Skaug, Spearfish


Adult Category

1st Place: “Inner Self-Portrait” by Four, Spearfish

2nd Place: “Strike A Pose” by Kim Larive, Spearfish

3rd Place: “Surfer Joe” by Roger O’Dea, Belle Fourche


Middle School Category

1st Place: “Idiot Box” by Bailey Guttery, Lead

2nd Place: “Evolution of Cameras” by Sadie Ellingsen, Spearfish

3rd Place: “Wings of the World” by Ella Mia Marty, Whitewood


Grade School Category

1st Place: “Reaching” by Katie Gray, Spearfish 

2nd Place: “Snake Eye” by Averie Guttery, Lead

3rd Place: “Blue Flame” by Jovan Weigel, Spearfish

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