Regional High School Competition

2011 Award Winners

The Nightingale Gallery would like to congratulate the following award winners from the 2011 Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition. The EOU Art program presented University Scholar Awards to four area high school seniors whose work demonstrates outstanding potential for continued success at the college level. These awards come with $1,500 renewable scholarships to study art at EOU. All Best of Show winners received an award certificate and a sketchbook in which to continue to hone their skills. Honorable Mention recipients received a certificate of award.

University Scholar Awards in Art:

(A $1,500 Renewable Scholarship to Study Art at EOU) Lorelle Bowling (Grant-Union High) Brynn Hughes (Grant-Union High) Samantha Papineau (La Grande High)

Tagg Wood (Baker City High)

Best of Show 12th Grade:

Brynn Hughes (Grant-Union High) for her paintings Asylum and Self-Portrait (This award also comes with a $1,500 Renewable Scholarship to Study Art at EOU)

Best of Show 11th Grade:

Miranda McBroom (Baker City High) for her ceramic sculpture The Girls Best of Show 10th Grade:

Molly Witten (La Grande High) for her acrylic painting Masquerade

Best of Show 9th Grade, a tie between: McKenzie Evans(Union High) for her acrylic painting Piece of Cake

and Christopher Warnock (Joseph High) for his acrylic painting BoatHonorable Mentions:

Baker City

Chanda Christensen for the paper sculpture Beauty, Strength, Integrity

Emily Davis for the ceramic sculpture Legs Up Heads Down Grant Union

Charley Haney for the drawing Portrait

JosephDakoda Shadle for the linocut Red Tree Hill Mia Ritter-Whittle for the photograph Me

La Grande

Jaclyn Jochen for the watercolor Broken Taylor Kreutz for the painting Rodrego the Rooster Treyce Schireman for the ceramic Tea Set

OntarioMatt Oliva for the drawing Trippy Toilet

Union Ariel Schleichardt for the drawing EOLS Weston-McEwen

Shyanne Albee for the scratchboard Angelina

The La Grande Arts Commission presented a special award to Molly Witten a La Grande High student exhibiting in the show. The La Grande Arts Commission’s “Promising Young Artist Award” comes with a certificate and check for $50.

“The Nightingale Gallery and EOU congratulates the winners and all the outstanding participants,” said Cory Peeke, Nightingale Gallery Director “and we would also like to express our appreciation to the region’s art teachers who went out of their way to make sure their students’ work was included in the exhibit and who do an outstanding job with extremely limited resources.” The following is a list of those area teachers.

Baker City High School-Brenda Johnson Cove High School-Eric Gustavson Enterprise High School-Laurie Hueckman Grant Union High School-J.J. Collier Joseph High School-Olivia Hinojos

La Grande High School-Mike Schireman Ontario High School-Pam Helfrich Powder Valley High School-Holly Coleman Union High School-Jaime Gustavson

Vale High School-Kacie Shaffer Weston-McEwen High School-Julie Pridgen

The Eastern Oregon Regional High School Exhibition runs March 4th through March 16th. For further information about the exhibition go to request images of artwork for publication please contact Gallery Director Cory Peeke at