PR: Art Students are the Winners at Mingus Mountain Student Art Show
For release: May 12, 2016
The Mingus Mountain Student Art Show which ran from May 6th through May 8th in Clarkdale, Az, was a huge success. Hosted by Made In Clarkdale, the Student Show had 291 high school student entrees from seven area high schools. Six area art organizations gave over $3,000 in prizes and scholarships.
High Schools participating were:
- Bradshaw Mountain H.S., Prescott Valley, Az.
- Coconino H. S., Flagstaff,
- Flagstaff Art and Leadership Academy (FALA), Flagstaff, Az.
- Flagstaff H. S., Flagstaff, Az.
- Mingus Union H.S., Cottonwood, Az
- Sedona Red Rock H.S., Sedona, Az
- South Verde H.S., Camp Verde, Az
Student artists were awarded “1st place” through “Honorable Mention” ribbons in fifteen categories of art and in two grade levels, 9th/10th grade and 11th/12th grade.
Organizations also gave out cash awards and prizes:
- Made In Clarkdale: “Best Of Show” – Aja Drury, Flagstaff HS
- El Valle Artists Assn: “Outstanding Art Best Depicting the Verde Valley” – Lovenia Libby, FALA
- Northern Arizona Watercolor Society: “Outstanding Entry in Watercolor”:
- 9th grade: Aja Drury, Flagstaff HS
- 10th grade: Sophia Grosshauser, FALA
- 11th grade: Rikki Van Cleat, Coconino HS
- 12th grade: Desiree Mitchell, Flagstaff HS
- Sedona Camera Club: “Outstanding Traditional or Digital Photography”:
- Noah Bohme, Sedona Red Rock HS
- Amry Palmer, Coconino HS
- Aileen Castruita, Coconino HS
- Tia Stephens, FALA
Scholarships awarded by organizations to graduating students based on their work and scholarship applications were:
- Northern Arizona Watercolor Society Scholarship – Naomi Francis, Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
- Made In Clarkdale “Ellie Bauer Scholarship for Visual Arts Studies” – Naomi Francis, Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy