FARMINGTON — Awards for the Gateway to Imagination national juried art show were announced during a reception Saturday night.
Donna Aldridge received best of show for her piece entitled "Pedal Ripples and Reflections," which was also purchased by the museum to add to its collection.
Farmington artist Dwight Lawing won first place for his painting, "Little Red Pickup," Pokey Park received second place for his frog sculpture and Kathy Anem was awarded third place for "Desert Storm." William Schneider won juror's choice for "Celtic Woman."
Local artists Rod Hubble and Anne Hartman won artists' choice awards for their paintings "Rio Grande" and "Evening Drink."
Six artists were awarded honorable mentions. Those artists are Delia Otero for "Tea Party Lamp," Erny Fournet for "Sundance," Janet Stevenson for "Tracking," Rod Hubble for "Day Break at Horse Mesa," Dav Mar for "Waiting for A Train" and Martha Elchert for "Old Barn."
"Old Barn" by Martha Elchert, whose husband is the publisher of The Daily Times, was also bought by the museum to add to its permanent collection.