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May 12, 2013

Youth Art Exhibit awards announced

Corsicana — Is there a future Dali, Rembrandt, or Monet in the house? There just might be! The Navarro Council of the Arts welcomed the 15th Annual Young Artist Exhibition and Contest Wednesday. This year’s theme entitled “Fur, Fins and Feathers” explored the idea of the beauty of animals.  

Juror for the contest was local art educator, Elaine Hand. With over 340 entries the judging was not an easy task. The artwork is beautiful and should not be missed.

Students were judged in three categories: elementary (Pre K –5th), middle school (6th-8th), and high school. Cash awards were given to the first, second, and third place winners in each category.  

Elementary Division:

1st place: Joshua Monroy, Sam Houston Elementary

2nd place: Samantha Mendoza, Sam Houston Elementary

3rd place: Angelina Altamira, Carroll Elementary

Honorable Mentions: Adrianna Lopez, Jocabed Lopez, Elizabeth Fitzhugh, Jennifer Gonzales, Makayla Harrelson, and Emily Mora all of Sam Houston. Also receiving honorable mentions were Luis Torres of Carroll Elementary, Vicky Goodroe and Coby Dunn of Bowie Elementary and Rylie Morris of Mildred.

Junior High Division (6th-8th grades)

1st place: Sofia Peraulta, Collins Middle School

2nd place: Kathryn Andrews, Collins Middle School

3rd place: Anna Kasprzyk, Drane Intermediate School

Honorable Mentions: Estedani Blancas, Jasmin Cigarroa, Demarcazla Anderson, Wesley Hall, Damian Reeves, Leonardo Reyes all of Collins Middle School and Olquidia Sanchez and Sheily Torres of Drane Intermediate School.

High School Division

1st place: Brenda Altamira, CHS

2nd place: Cheyenne Webster, CHS

3rd place: Reece Whitt, Rice High School

Honorable Mentions: Lindsey Taylor, Banesa Hernandez, Karla Ramirez, Danielle Jordan, Hector Covarrubias, George Avitia, all of CHS and Emily Fletcher, and Nancy Saucedo of Rice.

The Youth Art Show will remain on exhibit at the Warehouse Living Arts Center Gallery until May 14. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information call the Arts Council at 903-872-5411.


Leah Blackard is executive director of the Navarro Council of the Arts.


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