32nd Juried High School Art Exhibit

February 23, 2018 by Anonymous

SHOW LOW — Lena Prein and Rachael Wynn, seniors at Blue Ridge High School, Josiah Whitesinger, a senior at Ganado High School, and Show Low High School senior Kelsey Kerr captured the Best of Show art scholarships in the 32nd annual Northland Pioneer College Juried High School Art Exhibit, on display through March 30 at the Talon Gallery in the Aspen Center on NPC’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs. Awards will be presented at a reception on Friday, March 2, at the gallery, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Seven schools participated in this year’s show. “We accepted 82 of the 141 entries for the exhibit,” noted Magda Gluszek, NPC art faculty and gallery director. Best of Show winners receive NPC scholarships, with ribbons and certificates awarded to the top three and honorable mention entries.

Prein, a first-place winner last year, earned a scholarship for her 3-D entry, Greek-Mex Vase. Wynn’s painting, Papa, earned her the Best of Show scholarship. Whitesinger’s drawing, This is the End, was judged the top entry, earning him a scholarship. And Kerr’s Mystic Mountains photograph won her a scholarship.

Other award winners in the Painting category were Show Low High senior Rebekah Jones’ King of the Sea II, first place; Blue Ridge sophomore Shelbie Coker’s The Second Cove, second place; Holbrook junior Jolene Ayze’s Holbrook High School, third place; with honorable mentions to Blue Ridge senior Trent Goklish’s Beach Scene; and Holbrook seniors Kearstin Saxton’s Birds of a Feather Flock Together, and Tierra Tsosie’s The Unknown Awaits.

Holbrook senior Stacey Jackson received first place honors for her drawing, Pitcher of Sunshine. HHS junior Cassy Yazzie’s Building on Campus took second place. Ganado senior Janaya McIntosh’s Ocean, was awarded third place.

Blue Ridge junior Kody Thomas received a 3-D honorable mention for Untitled.

Show Low students swept the photography category, with sophomore Maile Cable’s Calm Before the Storm taking first place honors. Second place went to junior Lauren Morrow for Icy Morning. Samantha Spear received third place for Stilles Lächelen (Silent Smile). An honorable mention went to junior Jade Del Angel for Delicate Touch.

The Talon Gallery is open to the general public Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Fridays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery will be closed March 12 – 16, during NPC’s spring break.

For additional information about the exhibit, contact Magda Gluszek, NPC art faculty and gallery director, 532-6176.

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