This years show was held november 2, 3, 4 and 5 at the CVIC Hall in Minden with the support of the Town of Minden. 89 artists entered 133 pieces(up from 116 last year), mostly from Carson Valley and Eagle Valley. A few were from Lake Tahoe and Reno. Over half were from non CVAA members and many were new to our CVAA Shows. The ribbon winners are:
Best of Show - "Finch Pond"    Ric Rose - Gardnerville
1st Place - "Sunday in Bed"   Rosamond Moranville - Gardnerville
2nd Place - "Born to be Wild"   Teri Sweeney - Gardnerville
3rd Place - "Valley Bar, Centerville"   John Soderman - Gardnerville
Hon. Men. - "Endangered Species"   Paul Ford - Minden
Hon.Men. - "Long Winter Hold"   Mechele Johnson - Gardnerville
Hon, Men. - "Reflections"   Janice Powell - Gardnerville
Hon. Men. - "Landscape"   Gayle Steinman - Minden
Hon. Men. - "Virginia City Tailings"   Bob Tompkins - Gardnerville
Hon. Men. - "Springtime in Yosemite"   Marilyn Weiher - Reno
Peoples Choice - "Born to be Wild"   Teri Sweeney - Gardnerville
       The recipients of the 2006 scholarships, Niles Randall Crow and Lisa Shoemaker from Douglas High School and Sarah Angstadt and Sebastian Diaz from Whittell High School, exhibited their work and their continuing art plans and goals.
       The attendance was about the same as the last few years; the weather was better, but the Douglas High School Playoff game was at the same time as our Friday night Reception. The sale of artwork was down; but contributions to the kitty and sale of raffle tickets were up. CVAA will be able to award the two $1000 regular scholarships and probably the two $500 supplemental scholarships again in 2007. All the money from sale of raffle tickets, art supplies from the flea table, entry fees, contribution to the kitty and commisions on the sale of art work go into our scholarship fund.
       For about 20 years, CVAA has awarded at least one scholarship to a Douglas High School Senior seeking careers in the Art World. Over the years, CVAA expanded their scholarship awards to more high school seniors and supplemental awards to prior recipients. The original $1000 scholarship was initiated in honor of Elizabeth Johnson, a long time member of CVAA, who established the art supply flea table as a feature of our show. The second $1000 scholarship is from CVAA.
       In November, the CVAA Scholarship Committee notifies all the high schools in Douglas County that we are awarding the 2 $1000 scholarships.
The schools notify their students that the scholarships are being awarded. Interested students  submit their application to the Committee in April. The Committee interviews the students in May to evaluate their work and assess their plans for their continuing art education and career goals. This year was an especially difficult task to select from the nine well qualified candidates. The CVAA allowed the Scholarship Committee to add the two $500 supplemental scholarships in addition to the regular two $1000 scholarships. The scholarships are awarded in June.
       The CVAA gives a GREAT, HEARTFELT THANKS to all the businesses and individuals that donated prizes for our raffle, a significant portion of our scholarship fund. They are:

Artisans International Helen Fanning Elinor Skiles
Bouquet and Bouquet Fresh Ideas Sierra Tahoe Golf
Dianne Campbell Genoa Trading Company Soar Minden
Candles and Crafts Hamdogs Sunridge Golf Club
Casa Bella Joyces Sally Sozoff
Anonymous Margie Leslie Sweetie Pies
Central Systems Electric Lone Tree Frame and Gallery Taildragger Cafe
Cook's Pantry Kas Monson BobTompkins
88 Cups Overland Bar and Restaurant David Walleys
Carson Valley Garden and Ranch Center Rancho Grande Betty Warner
Carson Valley Inn Ric Rose Wasabi's
Douglas County Historical Society Sharkeys Wildflower
Empire Ranch Golf Club Shear Heaven Woodettes


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