The 28th annual Colorado Governor’s Art Show, one of the largest fine art shows to exclusively feature Colorado artists, has named its 2019 award winners. Manitou Springs artist Karen Storm won the Best of Show Award for her painting, “Soaring.” Ten other artists from across the state took home Awards of Merit.

2019 Governor’s Art Show Award Winners

Best of Show: Karen Storm, “Soaring” (Manitou Springs)

Awards of Merit:

  1. Sarah Dean “Welcome to the Rodeo” (Englewood)

  2. Kelli Folsom “French Bowl and Lemons” (Aurora and new to the show)

  3. Carol Jenkins “Valley Sunset” (Ward)

  4. Parker McDonald, “Quiet Night” (Longmont)

  5. Desmond O’Hagan “Midafternoon Northern Spain” (Denver)

  6. Tamara Simmons “Autumn Harvest” (Loveland)

  7. Nathan Solano, “Morning Dust” (Pueblo)

  8. Cydney Springer “Brillance” (Estes Park)

  9. Tal Walton “First Snow” (Fort Collins)

  10. Ellen Woodbury “Dancing on Thin Ice” (Loveland)


The award-winning artwork is juried by members selected from the Show Committee and judged on creativity, originality, technique, the quality of artistic composition and overall appearance.

The month-long Colorado Governor’s Art Show and Sale runs through June 2 at the Loveland Museum in downtown Loveland. Exhibit admission is $5, and free for museum members. Artwork on display is available for purchase. The Governor’s Art Show is presented by Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs. Net proceeds will benefit Rotary-sponsored charitable projects and causes. One-third of net proceeds will go to the Thompson Education Foundation’s Homeless Assistance Fund and additional funds will go toward scholarships for local art students.

To find more information on Governor’s Arts Show events, please visit, call 970-670-0335 or email