Students share unique view<br>

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

Finalists

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.

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