SHOW LOW — Alejandra Celiz, Shenoa Pierre and Tina Butora, seniors at Show Low High School, captured the Best of Show art scholarships in the 31st annual Northland Pioneer College Juried High School Art Exhibit, on display through March 31 at the Talon Gallery in the Aspen Center on NPC’s Show Low – White Mountain Campus, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs. Awards will be presented at a reception on Friday, March 3, at the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m.
Seven schools participated in this year's show. “We accepted 89 of the 177 entries for the exhibit,” noted Magda Gluszek, NPC art faculty and gallery director. Best of Show winners receive NPC scholarships, with ribbons and certificates awarded to the top three and honorable mention entries.
Celiz's “Naturaleza Oscura” photograph earned her the scholarship; with her “Ventana de mi Alma' receiving a second-place honor. Pierre's drawing “Humanity's Crisis” earned her the Best of Show scholarship, with her “Censored” receiving the second-place drawing award. Butora's painting “Natural Beauty” received the Best of Show honor. Her painting “Silent Bliss” was awarded an honorable mention in the category.
SLHS junior Sam Walters received two first place honors, with “Self Portrait 1” winning in the drawing category and “Self Portrait 2” taking the top painting ribbon.
Kimberly Cooper, a senior at SLHS, won first place in the photography division with “Reflections for the Future.” Jacob Ramirez, also a SLHS senior, received a third-place photography award for his “Capricious Cat.”
Alchesay High School junior Lydia Walker received a third-place painting ribbon for “Under the Sea.” Alwyn Reid, a senior at Ganado High School, received a third-place drawing ribbon for “Into the Sunset.” Honorable mentions went to Makena Jani Pike, a senior at Alchesay, for her painting “Trees at Night,' and to Iona Stevens, a Ganado High School junior, for her painting, “Love of Sun and Moon.”
In the three-dimension category, Lena Prein, a junior at Blue Ridge, received the first-place award for “The Ocean Now.” Second place went to Shavonna Yazzie, a junior at Holbrook High School, for “Ice Cream Social [Rootbeer Float].” Third place was awarded to Haylie Krieger, a Round Valley High School senior, for “Shubunkin.”
The Talon Gallery is open to the general public Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Fridays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery will be closed March 13 – 18, during NPC's spring break.
For additional information about the exhibit, contact Magda Gluszek, NPC art faculty and gallery director, 532-6176.
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