A color pencil by artist Sue Perez of North Platte has been selected as the best of the show of the North Platte Art Guild’s spring show.

The work is entitled Meadowlark Melody.

The entire show on display through April 15 at the Prairie Arts Center in North Platte.

Perez also received a merit award for another color pencil entitled Tranquil Harbor.

Merit award winners will proceed to the annual Association of Nebraska Art Clubs show and conference, where artworks are judged by a nationally known artist.

Merit award winners:  

Heather Horn, 5 Little Owls – acrylic

Sue Perez, Tranquil Harbor – color pencil

Karen Pochop, The South Platte 1 – oil

Mike Pochop, Fly Away – photography

Sandra Meyer, Feeding the Ducks – watercolor

Sandra Meyer, Sending Healing Vibes to my Heart – mixed media

Karen Pochop, Waiting Patiently – oil

Virginia Clark, Waxing Flurry – photography 

Mary Hasenhauer, unnamed – watercolor.

Honorable mentions:

Karen Pochop, Yard Art – oil

Mary Tanner, Sketches of Smith Falls state park – color pencil/gouche

Mike Pochop, Kentucky Home – photography

Trevor Pochop, Suspended – acrylic

Sue Perez, Lily Pond – color pencil

DeDe Hill, The Conversation – watercolor

Mike Pochop, Plein Aire – photography

Sue Heffner, Smith Falls – photography

Mary Tanner, McDuffie Green Acres – color pencil

Virginia Clark, Good Catch – photography

Sue Perez, Disintegrative Purpose – mixed media

Trevor Pochop, Trilobyte – acrylic

Sandra Meyer, Spring Rain – fused glass

Sue Heffner, Juniper – photography

Top photo: Meadowlark Melody by Sue Perez

The Association of Nebraska Art Clubs is the only club in the United States that supports all the art clubs in the state, hosting a conference every year. The top 25 pieces at the ANAC conference and show travel the state through the year.

You can join ANAC by contacting a Nebraska art club such as the North Platte Art Guild. Dues are only $12 a year. ANAC publishes a spring and fall newsletter and is a great way to network with other Nebraska artists, publicize your work and learn and grow as an artist, Perez said.