Southeast Announces Winners in Annual High School Art Exhibit

Puxico High School student Jolissa Culbertson received Best of Show at Southeast’s annual High School Art Exhibit for her artwork entitled “Coat of Many Colors.”

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 22, 2016 –Southeast Missouri State University has announced award winners in its annual High School Art Exhibit “Exhibiting Excellence” on display in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum through March 13 at the River Campus.

Thirty-six high schools entered a total of 380 artworks in the competition. The opening award ceremony was held Sunday, Feb. 7. Puxico High School student Jolissa Culbertson received Best of Show for her artwork entitled “Coat of Many Colors.” The award includes a $1,000 Dr. Edwin Smith Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University as an art major. The scholarship was established to honor Smith, former Southeast Missouri State University art education and sculpture professor and the founder of the High School Art Exhibit.

Juror Shannon Duffy, art instructor at Murray State University, selected 108 pieces to be displayed in the exhibit. In addition, she selected awards for pieces in the following categories: Best of Show, Ceramics, Drawing, Fibers, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Mixed Media.

Awards

Best of Show

Jolissa Culbertson, “Coat of Many Colors,” Puxico, Peggy Parsley (Teacher)

Art Academy Awards

Ali Cornelius, “Lighthouse in Oranges and Yellows,” Puxico, Peggy Parsley (Teacher)
Emma Govreau, “I Scream,” Farmington, Debbie Dunnegan, (Teacher)
Janie Lindsey, “Silence of the Innocence,” Dexter, Clinton Twaddell (Teacher)

The winners of the Art Academy Awards receive a full scholarship to attend a 2016 Summer Art Academy workshop. The Art Academy Workshops are engaging experiences in a wide variety of media for all ages designed to realize one’s personal vision. Graduate credit is available for art teachers. For more information and to register, go to: www.semo.edu/art/art_academy.htm.

Ceramics

1st place – Emma Govreau, “Innocent Animals,” Farmington, Debbie Dunnegan (Teacher)
2nd place – Asia Suttle, “Passages,” Cape Central, Robert Friedrich (Teacher)
3rd place – Marissa Lanz, “Balloon Lagoon,” Arcadia Valley, Rebecca Turner (Teacher)
Honorable Mention- Emma Basler, “Emerald Jem,” Ste. Genevieve, Jamie Bauman (Teacher)

Drawing

1st place – Ethan Mirgeaux, “Kremasta Polis,” Notre Dame, Doug Dirnberger (Teacher)
2nd place -Katie Coleman, “Hidden,” Dexter, Clinton Twaddell (Teacher)
3rd place – Callie Englehart, “The Most Beautiful Place in the World- Oak Alley Plantation- Vacherie, Louisiana,” Jackson, Andrea Talley (Teacher)
Honorable Mention- Lauren Uhls, “In Bloom,” Cape Central, Elizabeth Thomas (Teacher)
Honorable Mention- Jacey Harris, “Self Portrait,” Jackson, Andrea Talley (Teacher)

Fibers

1st place – Kate Steel – “Love Birds,” Bismarck, Bridget Anglin-Cooper (Teacher)
2nd place – Amy Dai- “Bubbles, by Mr. Turtle,” Cape Central, Elizabeth Thomas (Teacher)
3rd place – Celeste Colunga, “How do you like your Eggs?” Cape Central, Elizabeth Thomas (Teacher)

Painting

1st place – Macie Werner, “Thank you,” Jackson, Andrea Talley (Teacher)
2nd place – Zoe Achilleus, “La Fraise,” Cape Central, Elizabeth Thomas (Teacher)
3rd place – Brody Stone, “Still Life,” Sikeston, Darla Crabtree (Teacher)
Honorable Mention- Nicole Dugan, “Earthbound,” Cape Central, Elizabeth Thomas (Teacher)
Honorable Mention- Anna Deck, “When I’m Here,” Woodland, Jason Randecker (Teacher)

Photography

1st place – Jackson Wiseman, “Untitled,” Notre Dame, Doug Dirnberger (Teacher)
2nd place – Rye Huff, “Aeonian,” Greenville, Jon Daniels (Teacher)
3rd place – Joy Pelton, “Dogwood,” Poplar Bluff, Elizabeth Rose (Teacher)

Printmaking

1st place – Emily Wood, “Go and Make Disciples of All Nations,” Jackson, Andrea Talley (Teacher)
2nd place – Thomas Batchelor, “Wide Native,” Cape Academy, Lawrence Brookins (Teacher)
3rd place – Gerardo Milan, “Le Paris,” Cape Central, Elizabeth Thomas (Teacher)

Sculpture

1st place – Quentin Jones, “Raven Hawk,” Farmington, Debbie Dunnegan (Teacher)
2nd place – Denise Jett, “Artemis,” Potosi, Pamela Sue Perry (Teacher)
3rd place – Yasdani Gonzalez, “El Nacimiento y la Muerte de un Aguacatae,” Cape Central, Robert Friedrich (Teacher)
Honorable Mention – Cheyenne Blue, “The Words that Built Me,” Kelly, Nikki Heuring (Teacher)

Mixed Media

1st place – Ethan Mirgeaux, “Conjunction,” Notre Dame, Becki Essner (Teacher)
2nd place – Janie Lindsey, “Sleepless in Seattle,” Dexter, Clinton Twaddell (Teacher)
3rd Place – Mackenzie Steiner, “Sakura,” Perryville, Bettina Comstock (Teacher)
Honorable Mention – Macie Werner, “New Chapter,” Jackson, Andrea Talley (Teacher)