CCSD students win awards and scholarships in state art competitions

 

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Cache County School District students are leaving their mark on the Utah high school art scene--earning awards, scholarships, and recognition at various art competitions across the state.  These talented students submitted 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art pieces to the esteemed 52nd Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show and the Northern Utah High School Art Competition. 

 

52nd Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show:

For over fifty years, the Utah All-State High School Art Show has stood as a tribute to the finest high school artists across the state for their creativity and exceptional talent. Collaborating with the Springville Museum of Art, the exhibition highlights remarkable artistic achievements. This year, a panel of professionals assessed over 1000 submissions, selecting 326 works from 102 Utah high schools for display. The following students from Cache County high schools were honored for their artwork:

  • Jurors' Award of Merit
    • Sarah Andrus - Green Canyon High School - The Cafe
    • Claire Turpin - Ridgeline High School - Vivid Red Rocks
  • Congressional Awards - First Congressional District Awards - Honorable Mention
    • Sarah Andrus - Green Canyon High School - The Cafe
    • Samuel Hamilton - Sky View High School - Karmann Ghia
    • Claire Turpin - Ridgeline High School - Vivid Red Rocks
  • Scholarships & Special Awards
    • BYU David O. McKay School of Education Award of Excellence
      • Lydia Williams - Sky View High School - A Day in Maine
    • The Artist Nosh Award
      • Lucy Britsch - Green Canyon High School - Untitled
    • JKR Academy Award- Honorable Mentions
      • Sarah Andrus - Green Canyon High School - The Cafe
    • Midway Art Association Award
      • Claire Turpin - Ridgeline High School - Vivid Red Rock
    • Visual Art Institute Scholarship
      • Sarah Andrus - Green Canyon High School - The Cafe

Take a look at some of the art pieces made by our talented students by clicking on this link: Online Gallery, or take a look at them in person! The expressive art pieces will be displayed at the Springville Museum until March 22, 2024. 

 

The Northern Utah High School Art Competition: 

CCSD students also submitted their art pieces to the Northern Utah High School Art Competition displayed at the Eccles Community Art Center in Ogden, Utah. It features accepted works from high school seniors spanning Northern Utah. This competitive event offers scholarships and welcomes high school seniors from Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Rich, and Weber Counties. The following students from Cache County high schools received scholarships for their artwork:

  • 2-Dimensional Category Winners- Honorable Mention

    • Triston Harris- Sky View High School- $500 Scholarship

  • 3-Dimensional Category Winners- Honorable Mention

    • Seth Bovee- Ridgeline High School- $500 Scholarship

    • Preston Bliesner- Ridgeline High School- $500 Scholarship

  • Cache Valley Chapter UWS Scholarship Winner

    • Danika Bair- Sky View High School- $300 Scholarship

 

Students invested significant thought and effort into their projects for these competitions. Each demonstrated their passion, as well as technique and skill, through their artwork.

 

Student art winners
Student artists Claire Turpin and Brooklyn Rust

 

"This piece was the biggest I've created up to this point, and the hard work I put in tirelessly during the week made the piece's success especially meaningful to me,” Ridgeline High School student and artist Claire Turpin said. “I love creating art and expressing memories and experiences through paintings. It's a really special experience to share that with people through this professional setting."

 

Another Ridgeline art student, Brooklyn Rust, said, "It is such a surreal experience to see my work displayed in a professional setting. Seeing all of the different styles of student artists around the state is inspiring and makes me want to experiment with different mediums more. Being in this exhibit also makes me hopeful for my participation in future shows."

 

Art teachers were ecstatic at their students' success. "There's nothing more rewarding as a teacher than seeing my students grow as artists in the studio, but for them to get their artwork into Springville feels like the icing on the cake,” Ridgeline High School art teacher Jaycie Self celebrated. “Watching them cheer for and support each other is my favorite part of the experience."

 

We are proud to celebrate our outstanding artists’ efforts and accomplishments. If we have inadvertently missed an individual artist, please let us know so we can add them.