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Pocatello Art Center judged show; Peggy Anderson wins “Best of Show”

May 13, 2019

The Pocatello Art Center annual judged competition is on display until May 31st at 444 N Main. Local artists submit their best work for this show. The public is invited to see it Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Peggy Anderson is the winner of “Best of Show.” In awarding the prize, the judges commented on her adept use of oils and stunning colors.

Peggy developed an early interest in art from her father, William White. He was well known throughout the West for his intricate woodcarving. Her talents were apparent in grade school. In 1971, she became serious about oil painting when she attended Clara Knapp’s classes at the YWCA. She continued to take classes and volunteer at the YWCA until the art program was closed in 1986. That same year, Peggy along with other members of the YWCA, organized the Pocatello Art Center. Peggy has remained active and is instrumental in the success of the Art Center.

Peggy is recognized for her outstanding skills in porcelain and oil painting. Many of her pieces are in private art collections in the surrounding area. She has also exhibited in several Pocatello venues. In addition to her artwork, Peggy and her husband, Floyd, operated the Cinnamon Tree Gift & Collectible Store for years while he participated in community concerts and musicals. Peggy says, “My husband’s interest and talent in music has enriched my life immeasurably.”