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2018 Western Kansas Scholastic Art Awards

Western Kansas Scholastic Arts

Honors Competition Winners

            The Twenty-Fourth Annual Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition 2018 is on view from January 28, 2018 through Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. This exhibition will include 237 art works of all kinds; photography, sculpture, metals, glass, drawings, paintings, ceramics, graphics and much more. 5 American Vision were awarded for best of show, there are 41 Gold Key and 68 Silver Key winners plus 123 Merit Award winners on display from the 595 total entries from 27 teachers from 22 participating schools. The exhibition will culminate with an Awards Ceremony/Closing Reception for the winning students at 1:00PM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the South Gray High School. Please come enjoy the award winning art work of these talented young people from Western Kansas.

            The WKSA Awards contest is open to students in grades 7-12 from the following 31 counties: Cheyenne, Clark, Decatur, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Rawlings, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita.

            We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour.  Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted! Check out our WEBSITE for information about this and all the exciting exhibitions and events coming to the museum at www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org.

            The Scholastic Art Awards and Stauth Memorial Museum are pleased to announce the award winning artists from your area:

Cimarron High School

Mariah Dechant, Gold Key, Charcoal Drawing

Gustavo Munoz, Gold Key, Mono Print, & Honorable Mention, Painting

Jessica Martinez-Riojas, Silver Key, Relief Print/Color Pencil

Jordan Toothaker, Silver Key, Relief Print

Larissa Wade, Silver Key, Pen/Ink Drawing

Nicole Yungco, Silver Key, Charcoal Drawing

Cole Bertelsen, Honorable Mention, Charcoal Drawing & Honorable Mention, Charcoal Drawing

Kaitlynn Dyke, Honorable Mention, Pastel Drawing, & Honorable Mention, Pen/Ink Drawing

Clemmie Jantz, Honorable Mention, Scratch Art/Ink

Ethan Marshall, Honorable Mention, Charcoal Drawing, & Honorable Mention, Charcoal Drawing

Annie Neuschafer, Honorable Mention, Pencil Drawing


Cimarron Junior High:

Kennedy Jarnagin, Honorable Mention, Sculpture

Skylar Lopez, Honorable Mention, Pencil Drawing

Malachi Stammer, Honorable Mention, Printmaking


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