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Grangeville artist wins Center's watercolor contest

LEWISTON, Idaho –Jackie Zumalt of Grangeville, Idaho, was named the winner of the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History and Palouse Watercolor Scoius 2017 Juried Watercolor Exhibition, officials have announced.

Zumalt’s work, “Gem of Light,” was named the winner during an awards ceremony held at the Center earlier this month. Zumalt received $1,000 for first place.

Portland’s Liz Walker took second place with her work “Sofa Seat #1” and received $750, while Moscow’s Betty Benson took third and received $500 for her work “Impeller Repair.”

There were a total of 63 paintings from 40 artists from throughout Idaho, Washington and Oregon who entered the competition. The works were juried by artist Gloria Miller of Idaho Falls and are currently on display through July 29 at the Center, located at 415 Main St. in Lewiston.

Receiving merchandise awards for their entries were John Kirkland of Asotin, Wash., (“The New Arrival”), Karen Hickman of Meridian, Idaho (“Finals”), and Corinne McWilliams of Camas, Wash., (“Flight Delayed”).

Six artists received honorable mentions. They were Kary Lee of Pullman, Wash., (“Fountain Kids”), Cathy Gottschalk of Deary, Idaho (“Central Park Jazz”), Marilyn Holte of Bayview, Idaho (“Guarding the Guard”), Kay Henry of Meridian, Idaho (“Springs Landing”), Bobby Wieber of Spokane Valley (“A Magical Moment”), and Lynn Bain of Spokane (“Cactus Flower”).

Exhibitions are sponsored by Avista and brought to the Center through grants from US Bank and artsIDAHO.

The Center is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features free admission but donations are welcome. For more information about the exhibitions or to schedule a docent tour, visit or call 208-792-2243.