Archive for Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Native talent: Lawrence students dominate Kansas art contest

“Self Portrait,” by Jenny Aucott of Free State, Best of Show winner.

“Self Portrait,” by Jenny Aucott of Free State, Best of Show winner.

February 17, 2009


Lawrence high school students dominated competition in this year’s “Kansans ... As Talented as you Think” art competition organized by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas.

Students from Lawrence took six of the eight first-place awards.

That includes Best of Show, which went to Jenny Aucott, a Free State High School senior. She won for self-portrait drawing.

Other first-place winners from Lawrence were Charika Billie, FSHS, painting; Austin Noll, FSHS, drawing; Becca Kellerman, Lawrence High School, black-and-white photography; Ally Koppes, LHS, pastel; and Hannah Lodwick, FSHS, digital imaging.

This year’s contest, the fourth annual, drew 300 entries, twice as many as previous years.

Some of the entries will be included in a 2010 calendar published by Native Sons and Daughters.


Ronda Miller 9 years, 2 months ago

Congrats to all the winners. We have some incredible instructors within our school system and it is nice to see the hard work of teachers and students pay off with such rewards...All of you..a job well done!

Confrontation 9 years, 2 months ago

There are many very talented art students in Lawrence. Congratulations on your success!

labmonkey 9 years, 2 months ago

I am alway jealous of people who can draw well...especially faces. Congrats to the winners.

SpeedRacer 9 years, 2 months ago

These are wonderful works! I really enjoying going to the Arts Center when student works are displayed. We have an amazingly talented pool of artists in Lawrence, and I am truly glad that our school district is so encouraging.

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