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HS Art Show Awards Presented

The 38th Annual Regional High School Art Show is on display at the Wenatchee Valley Museum through May 6.  Regional Awards were presented on Saturday, March 11, to the winners in eight different categories plus “Best of Show” at this year’s Award Ceremony. Jurors chose from pieces submitted by students from 15 North Central Washington schools, with the “Best of Show” selections advancing to statewide competition in Olympia in April. All award winners received certificates and medals. The show is made possible each year through the sponsorship of the North Central Educational Service District and partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

For the second year, Central Washington University also awarded a number of Tuition Waiver Scholarships from the CWU Art Department at the Ceremony. Professor Ellen Avett presented these awards:

  • Lucy Bordner from Chelan High School – $3,000 for the drawing “Amelia Bordner”
  • Caulan Culp from Okanogan High School – $3,000 for the photograph “Solitude”
  • Manuel Laurel from Wenatchee High School – $2,000 for the photograph “Sad Brother”
  • Bella Hansen from Okanogan High School – $2,000 for the mixed media “Lung Diseases”
  • Cory Knaggs from Eastmont High School – $1,000 for the photograph “Umbrella”
  • Amilia Anic from Okanogan High School – $1,000 for the drawing “The Monster Within”

This year’s judges for the Regional Awards were Alessandra Piro, artist from Wenatchee; Sheryl Smith, artist and educator from Wenatchee; Keith Lewis, artist & professor at Central Washington University. They worked for hours carefully judging all of the works (student names and schools are kept secret throughout the process). Here are their choices for the awards:

BEST OF SHOW – These 12 works will move on to the state show in Olympia

  • “Amelia Bordner” by Lucy Bordner from Chelan High School
  • “The Monster Within” by Amelia Anic from Okanogan High School
  • “Freestanding Fred” by Luke Haferman and Wyatt Whaley from Cascade High School
  • “The Life of an Apple” by Vivanna Pruenda from Warden High School
  • “Battleship” by Coal Strode from Okanogan High School
  • “Some Deer” by Jesse Weitman from Okanogan High School
  • “Lung Disease” by Bella Hansen from Okanogan High School
  • “Fruit Oil Pastel and Peach” by Whynter Ashmore from Eastmont Jr. High
  • “Solitude” by Caulan Culp from Okanogan High School
  • “Realization” by Julia Patterson from Eastmont high School
  • “Bri-Gi” by Emilee Beetchenow from Okanogan High School
  • “Crash Landing” by Zachary Banken from Wenatchee High School

Awards by Category

THREE DIMENSIONAL

1st – “Untitled #1” by Eric Arroyo from Okanogan High School

2nd – “Submarine Volcano” by Courtney Kaech from Wenatchee High School

3rd – “Mike the Giraffe” by Jarah Cornelius from Okanogan High School

 

DECORATIVE ARTS

1st – “Scintillating Sedentary Squid” by Gwen Painter from Okanogan High School

2nd – “On the Hunt” by Ian Tamngin from Wenatchee High School

3rd – “Bri-Gi” by Emily Beetchenow from Okanogan High School

 

DRAWING

1st – “Amelia Bordner” by Lucy Bordener from Chelan High School

2nd – “The Monster Within” by Amelia Anic from Okanogan High School

3rd – “Drapery Studio” by Anna Post from Liberty Bell High School

 

GRAPHIC ARTS / DESIGN

1st – “A Laughing Matter” by Derek Alumbaugh & Leif Portman-Brown from Liberty Bell High School

2nd – “Bewildered” by Carson Gunnip-Hunter from Liberty Bell High School

3rd – “Space Continuum” by Victor Perez from Okanogan High School

 

MIXED MEDIA

1st – “Freestanding Fred” by Luke Haferman & Wyatt Whaley from Cascade High School

2nd – “Poinsettia” by Rylee Sweem from Wenatchee High School

3rd – “Deconstruction” by Natalee Aalgaard from Wenatchee High School *

 

PAINTING

1st – “The Life of an Apple” by Vivianna Pruenda from Warden High School

2nd – “Battleship” by Coal Strode from Okanogan High School

3rd – “100° Kelvin, the Impala” by Anna Weigel from Okanogan High School

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

1st – “Solitude” by Caulan Culp from Okanogan High School

2nd – “Shadow of an Artist” by Quinlan McLean from Okanogan High School

3rd – “Realization” by Julia Patterson from Eastmont High School

 

PRINTMAKING

1st – “Shoes” by Ryen Rosas from Okanogan High School

2nd – “Moonlit Night” by Vivienne Bauer from Okanogan High School

3rd – “Some Deer” by Jesse Weitman from Okanogan High School

 
The regional exhibit continues in the museum’s featured gallery through May 6. The museum is located at 127 S. Mission Street, Wenatchee; regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call 888-6240 or visit www.wenatcheevalleymuseum.org.

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