Idabel, OK (February 19, 2019)—The Museum of the Red River revealed the winners of its biennial art competition, Expressions of Youth, on Tuesday. The contest was open to artists ages 11 to 19. Contestants could submit two original works in any media. Entries were judged on their technical quality, originality and artistic merit by Chris Powell, Associate Professor of Art at Texas Christian University. All submissions will remain on display until March 3. The winning works are also available for viewing online. The exhibit closes with an Awards Ceremony on March 3, at 1:00 pm.
The winners of the “two-dimensional, ages 16 to 19” category are as follows: Mona Pieca by Sloan Hickerson (best of show); Equal by Addie Stephens (first place); Flowered-Turtle by Peter Jinna (second place); Lonesome Flower by Alissa Ferrell (third place). The winning submissions in “three-dimensional art, ages 16 to 19” category are: Wendigo Sculpture by Quaed Cox (best of show); Deep Blue Sea by Sloan Hickerson (first place); Frutero by Ana Adrian (second place); The Boot by Timothy Wright (third place).
The winners of the “two-dimensional art, ages 11 to 15” category are: Small Village by Armando Stewart (best of show); Untitled Work by Evy Zimmerman (first place); The Starry Night by Raylee Gaston (second place); Lizzy by Breece Berryhill (third place tie); Self Portrait by Lakken Caffey (third place tie). The winners of the “three-dimensional, ages 11 to 15” category are The Fairy by Jaxie Glasson (best of show) and Beaded Leather Bracelet by Mia Janelle Reich (first place).