BHS students receive awards at Spring Art Show

posted Apr 9, 2019, 12:32 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 9, 2019, 12:40 PM ]
The Bartlesville Art Association's 66th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale opened on April 5, 2019. Artwork by professional artists, adults, and students will be on display at the Price Tower through Saturday, April 27. The gallery is open on Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free to all.

During the opening evening, guests and artists viewed the artwork while enjoying refreshments. The judging artist for the show was Christopher Westfall from Tulsa, a professional artist who paints both realistic and abstract works. Some of his landscape paintings are a part of the display at Price Tower.

At that evening's awards ceremony, the judge awarded prizes and money to the winners, critiqued their artwork and explained why they won. Bartlesville High School students took some of the top honors that evening. Logan Demaray won the best overall sculpture award for his sculpture of a dog formed with cardboard strips. Christina Guernsey won the award for the best overall student work with her colored pencil drawing titled Same Person, Different PeopleAmber King had a mixed media piece titled Emotions. She and another student won Student Merit Awards. The judge was impressed with all the students' work and talked to them individually after the awards ceremony.

There were hundreds of guests and artists in attendance at the opening. Rhonda Williams is one of visual arts teachers at the high school and would like to thank the Bartlesville Art Association and its members for including the students and always supporting the art programs at the high school.  We are blessed to have such a supportive group involved with our students here in town.

If you have time, make a trip to the Price Tower to see all of the artwork on display in the gallery. Some of the artwork is for sale.

Demaray, Westfall, and King
BHS art student Logan Demaray, art judge Christopher Westfall, and BHS art student Amber King at the Spring Art Show and Sale event

Westfall and Guernsey
Judge Christopher Westfall awarded BHS student Christina Guernsey the award for the best overall student work