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High school art exhibition awards announced

Awards announced for “Regional High School Art Exhibition” 

Contact: Cory Peeke | Nightingale Gallery Director, EOU
541-962-3584 | cpeeke@eou.edu

March 13, 2012
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Eastern Oregon University’s Nightingale Gallery announces the award winners for the 2012 “Eastern Oregon Regional High School Art Exhibition.”

University Scholar Awards were presented to two area high school seniors whose work demonstrates great 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 to continue to hone their skills. Honorable Mention recipients received a certificate of award.


University Scholar Awards in Art/ Best of Show 12th Grade:

A tie between:
Luke Leidy (La Grande High School), for his graphite drawing “Kate Beckinsale,” and Lindsey Peterson (Vale High School), for her oil and pastel work “Reduced to Mere Filth.”

Leidy and Peterson will each receive a $1,500 renewable scholarship to study art at EOU.

Best of Show 11th Grade:

Holly Rysenga (Ontario High School), for her soft sculpture “Rumaki.”

Best of Show 10th Grade:

A tie between:

Jordn Dobney (Vale High School), for the mixed media sculpture “Touch Me,” and Kenn Sipp (Union High School), for his acrylic painting “Late Night Visitor.”

Best of Show 9th Grade:

Emily Bradley (Pendleton High School) for her acrylic painting “Koi Pond.”

Honorable Mentions:

Baker City High School –Ila Farber for an untitled ceramic vase, and Hazel Hansen for her watercolor “Black Bird.”

Crane Union High School – Shasta Kling for her collage “Juxtaposed Face.”

Grant Union High School – Melanie Delgado for her oil painting “Feeling Blue.”

La Grande High School – Amity Jackman for the oil painting “Despair,” and Jordyn Roberts for the oil painting “Jack Passion.”

Union High School – Jessica Duffy for her mixed media work “Give Peace a Chance,” and Ricky Whitis for his block carving self-portrait.

The La Grande Arts Commission presented a special Promising Young Artist Award to Kortny Carman, a sophomore from La Grande High School, for her painting “Shoot Out the Lights.” The 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. “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 participating area teachers.

Baker City High School – Kristen Bell
Burns High School – Ben Holtby
Crane Union High School – Connie Robbins
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
Pendleton High School – Gayle Vaughn
Union High School – Jaime Gustavson
Vale High School – Kacie Shaffer

The 2012 “Eastern Oregon Regional High School Exhibition” continues through March 21 in Nightingale Gallery in Loso Hall. For more information visit www.eou.edu/art.