Colette Aspaas, with two of her works. The top piece, Trio, received the Superintendent’s Award. Cactus Flowers won the grand prize. Below, the third grade class won the environmental prize for their work, Peace City. Students submitted more than 200 pieces for the juried show; 56 will be on display at Kolb Studio until March 21.
The theme this year was “A Canyon Peace.”
Unlike last year’s show, this year’s show was juried by a panel of artists, including Bruce Aiken and Rene Westbrook. About a quarter of the 210 submitted works were accepted into the show, which runs at Kolb Studio through March 21.
“We decided to do the judging process this year,” said Grand Canyon School art teacher Amy McBroom. “It was an honor to be accepted. That’s how the world works.”
Winning students were given art-related prizes as well as certificates.
Arts for Our Parks finalists and winners:
Grand Prize – senior Colette Aspaas, Cactus Flowers
Superintendent’s Award – Colette Aspaas, Trio
Environmental Award – Third grade, City of Peace
Grades nine-12 division
First place – Jannah Harvey, Purple Haze
Second place – Dominique Dollente, untitled
Third place – Kayla Booth, Unforgettable Shadows
Honorable mention – Cody Bettencourt, Mooney Falls
Grades three-five division
First place – Zachary Tacey, Mistik Canyon
Second place – Dulce Jaime, Leaves Falling
Third place – Karisa Dillon, Canyon Kingdom
Honorable mention – Tristain Martin, Smokey Canyon; Blythe McBroom, Silent Walk, Quiet Tree; Alyssa Dillon, Sunlit Trees; J:immy Hoblin, untitled
Grades six-eight division
First place – Tasha Ray, Dark Canyon
Second place – Jessica Shields, Mountains
Third place – Shannon Harris, River and Bridge
Honorable mention – Savannah McBroom, Red Hot Hopi House; Josh Charles, Kachinas
Grades kindergarten-two: Orion Martin, Ian Jones, Rafael Gonzalez, Sarah Keil, Hailey Gaebel, Traci Curley, Sage Nez, Jasmine Padilla, Charli Ulrich, Reyna Abreau-Vigil, Elyse Moreno, Clay Albright and Maddison Carroll.
Grades three-five: Ethan Jones, Annabelle Morin, Shawn Harris, Natasha Lacapa, Travino Torivio, Miya Redmond, George Chadwick, Heather Kerr, John Pyle.
Grades six-eight: DuJaughn Boone, Josie Jaime, Daniel Celis and Arielle Schoblom.
Grades nine-12: Hannah Littleboy, Samantha Smith-Slofer, Danny Boone, Melissa Skeet and Templeton Walker.