Nebraska Artists Honored at Winds of Life Gala
Tyne O’Keefe from Lincoln, NE received Second Place for “Weather or Not”.
Will Rennick from Lincoln, NE took Third Place for his sculpture “Head Wind”.
Jim Taylor from Stuart, NE won Best in Show with his windmill sculpture titled “Dempster”.
In the Amateur Category Trudy Geiger from Cozad, NE was awarded First Place for “Windswept Reflections”.
Pat Kudron from Beemer, NE received Second Place for “Windig Leben”.
Jerry Freeman from Papillion, NE took Third Place for “Wind Cycle”.
In the Professional Group Loi and the National Crew from Lincoln won People’s Choice for “Unknown Legend”. http://www.windsoflife.com/artists-sculptures/Moore.htm
In the Youth Category Oakland/Craig High School Art Club won Best Youth Windmill. And Giselle Bergmeier from Beatrice, NE received the Amazing Young Artist award
In Gallery Participation, Sue Dowse from Comstock, NE received Most Creative Gallery Concept for her Gallery: Art & Creativity Center.
The Winds of Life: Windmills across Nebraska is a project that the Center for Rural Affairs started to encourage Nebraska residents and tourists to explore country byways to view the art and be reminded that windmills not only symbolize the past but also represent the changing face of rural Nebraska.