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2001 Prospectus
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2002 Salminen

We would like to thank each of our sponsors for their generous support and contributions. With this community support, we are able to provide the Black Hills with a quality exhibition of fine art from 14 states.


NPWS Gold Brush Award $500
Ellen Jean Diederich, "Day's Review"

NPWS Silver Brush $300
James Gaither, “Cottonwood Ranch”

NPWS Bronze Brush Award $200
Wilma Wethington-Hadley, “Mexican Meat Market"

NPWS Jurors Award $200
Sandra Newman, “Life on the Beach”

NPWS Merit Award  $50
Atlantic Papers Merchandise Award
Ecus Watercolor Block
Penny Hill, "One Came Home"

NPWS Merit Award $50
Atlantic Papers Merchandise Award  Ecus Watercolor Block
Kathy Sigle, "Cheyenne Crossing"

Atlantic Papers Merchandise Award  $104
Irene Howe, "My Piano"

Bicket Construction Merit Award  $50
Monica Pate, ”Gold and Silver”

Drs. Julie and Lou Raymond Purchase Award  $1000
Jan Fabian Wallake, "Ode to a Rose"

Black Hills Surgery Center, LLP Purchase Award  $980
Marion Toillion, "Spires at Dawn"

United Corporation Award of Excellence  $500
Michaelin Otis, “Dona Isabel"

Pioneer Bank Award  $400
Charlotte Peterson, "Dancing Dakota"

Mark and Kelly Vaughn-Whitley Award $200
Jan Fabian Wallake, "Gleaning"

Williams and Associates Architecture Award $200
Karen Knutson, "Adam's Apple"

Pennington County Title Award Award  $200
Kathy Sigle, "Cheyenne Crossing"

Dr. and Mrs. Wesley Sufficool Award  $200
Laurel Covington-Vogl, "Postcard from Italy: Flowered Piaza"

John and Victoria Herr Award  $200
Kay Mateer Dubois, “Windows 2911-No Sink”

Colonial House Restaurant and Bar Award  $200
Pete Peterson, "Mato Tupillo: Devil's Tower"

Olive Ann Mateer Memorial Award  $125
Penny Hill, "One Came Home"

Black Hills OB/GYN Award  $100
Marion Toillion, "Spires at Dawn"

Rapid City Framers Award sponsored by Perfect Hanging Gallery / Daniel Smith $25 each
Steve Bridge, "Cub to Cub"

People's Choice Award sponsored by Joseph and Barbara Butler and
DeMersseman and Jensen, Attorneys at Law 
$75 to each
Tie vote: Dawna Christopher, "MD" and Kay Mateer DuBois, “Windows 2911-No Sink”

Additional Financial support

  • Prairie Edge Fine Art Gallery, Rapid City
    Hosts of NPWS 6th Annual Watercolor Show and Competition

Additional Support

The support of the following business is greatly appreciated: 

  • Prairie Edge Fine Art Gallery for hosting the NPWS 6th Annual Competition and Exhibition. Special thanks to Colleen, Brenda and Kim for their excellent support.
  • Rimrock Art and Frame for providing the framed brush awards
  • BlackHillsBusiness.com for the web site.
  • Country Register for publicity support
  • Panache Magazine for publicity support
  • Rapid City Journal for publicity support
  • KOTA and Debra Jensen for publicity support
  • Dan's Supermarket for providing a monthly meeting room
  • Creative Art and Frame for materials.


To become a signature member of the Northern Plains Watercolor Society, an artist must be a current member of NPWS and, if membership is kept current, have been juried into two annual NPWS exhibitions within a five year period.

Congratulations to Jan Fabian Wallake, Stillwater, MN; Kathy Sigle, Spearfish, SD; Nancy Simonsen, Sidney, MT; and Liz Benusis, Rapid City, SD, who achieved signature member status in 2001.



Northern Plains Watercolor Society
PO Box 849 - Rapid City SD 57709