Katie Blake took first place in the nonprofessional painting category.

Katie Blake took first place in the nonprofessional painting category.

This past weekend, 13 Columbia College art students and several faculty members participated in the 56th Boone County Art Show at the downtown branch of Central Bank of Boone County, located at the corner of Broadway and N. Eighth Streets.

The Oct. 17-18 show featured professional and nonprofessional works in ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, fiber and mixed media created by Boone County residents, full-time Columbia students and Columbia Art League members.

Art students Jacob Bigelow, Katie Blake, Krystian Burlinski, Dylan Fainter, Sarah Harker, Elaine Nelson, Linda Pluschke, Ralph Samples, Mike Seat, Ashley Stiefermann, Joelle Thompson, Janet Trent and Eryn (Scout) Trudell exhibited work in the show.

Blake took first place in the nonprofessional painting category, and Nelson took third in the same category.

Elaine Nelson took third place in the nonprofessional painting category.

Elaine Nelson took third place in the nonprofessional painting category.

Columbia College Visual Arts faculty were also represented in the show; Professor of Art Naomi Lear received an honorable mention in the category in professional painting, while Instructor of Business Administration Tom Stauder received second place honors for mixed sculpture. Retired Columbia College Art Professors Ben Cameron and Ed Collings also had work in the show.

Blake, Nelson and Stauder’s work have been selected to remain on exhibit at the bank during the month of November.