Tehama County Arts Council Student Art Competition Winners Announced – Red Bluff Daily News
Some 200 entries representing 14 schools were received from Tehama County students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 for the Tehama County Arts Council Student Art Competition.
In conjunction with the presentation of The Secret Garden by the Missoula Children’s Theater, this year’s theme was âMy Secret Gardenâ. The entries were judged on the originality, the creativity of the theme and the quality of the work. The winning entries in each of the four divisions received prizes and the best theme received $ 50. Both annual events are sponsored by the Tehama County Arts Council.
The judges, members of the Red Bluff Art Association, had the difficult task of choosing the winners of this year’s show:
Division I Grades K-2 1st Noah Bennett – Meteer School, 2nd Breanna McNelly – Woodson Elementary School, 3rd Klara Wakeman – Lincoln Street School, Honorable Mentions Sarah Gracey – Whittenberg Country School and Savannah Schmitz – Jackson Heights School
Division II Grades 3-5 1st Hailey Nelson – Metteer School, 2nd Christian Bennett – Metteer School, 3rd Emma Lemke – Gerber School, Honorable Mentions Alex Nalton – Gerber School and Alex Shirmard – Antelope School
Division III Grades 6-8 1st Savannah Wakeman – Vista Preparatory Academy, 2nd Emilio Fausto – Vista Preparatory Academy, 3rd Ernesto Valdovinos – Maywood School, Honorable Mentions Antony Ayala – Maywood School and Abigail Bustos – Maywood School
Division IV Grades 9-12
1st Taylor Rush – Corning High School, 2nd Ian Haskins – Red Bluff High School, 3rd Amanda Dominguez – Corning High School, Honorable Mentions Amber Uherback – Corning High School and Jennifer Flores – Corning High School
Best of Theme went to Hailey Nelson – Metteer School.
âSince so many entries deserved to be in the exhibit, members of the Tehama County Arts Council scanned the artwork and created a slideshow,â said competition chair Christy Gadbois-Vail.
The winning artwork and slideshow will be available until April 4 at the Tehama County Education Department Art Gallery, and then on display at the Tehama County Library in Red Bluff from April 7 to 25.
Tehama County Arts Council thanks Studio 530 Photography and Personalized Framing for pasting all the winning entries and framing the best of the theme.
To learn more about the Tehama County Arts Council, visit www.TehamaArts.org