High school art students from as far north as Logan to as far south as Bicknell, were the top winners in the ninth annual USU Eastern Statewide High School Art Competition. They will be honored on Friday, Feb. 8 from 7-9 at the closing reception of Gallery East on the USU Eastern campus. The community is invited to attend.
Best of show went to Katie Wishart of Copper Hills High School for her acrylic painting titled В вЂњTeeming Abyss.вЂќ The first place winner was McKlean Killpack of East High School for her watercolor titled вЂњPeteвЂ™s Brother,вЂќ second place went to Parker Peterson of Pleasant Grove High School for his ceramic jar titled вЂњBig Jar,вЂќ and third place went to Cheyenne Bee of Logan High School for her photo of the вЂњLeaf.вЂќ
Honorable mentions went to Ani Henriksen of Pleasant Grove for her acrylic painting titled вЂњChrome,вЂќ Jerrel Mock of Logan High School for his ceramics titled вЂњSea Brain,вЂќ Judy Suh from Logan High School for her photograph titled вЂњWestminster Abbey,вЂќ Collin Child of Logan High School for his photo titled вЂњDesert and Fence,вЂќ and Megan Sorenson of Wayne High School for her scratchboard titled вЂњLeopard.вЂќ
Gallery curator, Noel Carmack said, вЂњThis is probably one of the most difficult shows weвЂ™ve had to judge. All the judges were impressed with the submissions.вЂќ
Besides Carmack, the judges included Megan Woods who holds a bachelorвЂ™s of art history degree from Colorado State University and Lyndsay Reid who hold a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from Southern Utah University.
The exhibit is fully installed in USU EasternвЂ™s Galley East and is open Monday through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. В There is no admission charge to Gallery East.