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Enid’s Salye Gorrell Takes Best of Show at 52nd Nescatunga Arts Festival in Alva


Salye Gorrell of Enid won the Best of Show honors at the 52nd Nescatunga Arts Festival June 2-4 held on the campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma. Gorrell earned ribbons in watercolor, pastel, graphics/pen & ink/pencil and oil/acrylic.


Enid’s Salye Gorrell Takes Best of Show at 52nd Nescatunga Arts Festival in Alva

Long-time Nescatunga Arts Festival fine arts vendor Salye Gorrell of Enid was named the Best of Show winner during this year’s festival held on the campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma, June 2-4.

Gorrell placed first in watercolor, second in both pastel and graphics/pen & ink/pencil and third in oil and acrylic.

More than 50 fine artists, crafters, authors and sugar show artists participated in the event this year.

A list of other fine artists who earned ribbons at the 52nd festival follows:

  • Designer Arts and Jewelry – first, Lora Bromley, Tonganoxie, Kansas; second, April Kellman, McLoud; third, Warren Little, Alva

  • Fiber Arts – first, Lorraine Case, Alva; second, Kelly Walker, Drummond; JoDe Bradt, Alva

  • Graphics/pen & ink/pencil – first, Angelia Case, Alva; third, Warren Little, Alva

  • Mixed Media – first, Elliott Ridgway, Tulsa; second, Jacob Baker, Broken Arrow; third, Faith Sears-Davis, Lawton

  • Oil and Acrylics – first, Tony Trammell, Moore; second, Marsha Campbell, Tulsa

  • Pastel – first, Warren Little, Alva

  • Photography – first, David Billen, Edmond; second, Valarie Case, Alva; third, Angelia Case, Alva

  • Pottery – first, Yusuf Etudaiye, Tulsa

  • Sculpture – first, Yusuf Etudaiye, Tulsa; second, Warren Little, Alva; third, John McGinnis, Alva

  • Watercolor – second, Amber Anderson, Woodward; Kristy San Soucie, Hardtner, Kansas

  • Student winner – Mariah Thompson, Alva

Ken Kelsey of Ringwood served as this year’s fine arts judge.

Photos of all winners and scenes from this year’s show are available at www.nescatunga.org.

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