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SAAC Announces Student Art Contest Winners

Posted on February 27, 2014

The visual arts committee of the South Arkansas Arts Center announces the winners of the 2014 Student Art Competition and Exhibition, which continues in all three galleries until April 29. The awards were announced by judge Sandy Bennett during a recent art reception for the students. 

The competition and exhibition is sponsored by Ann Pruet Calhoon and Paula Preut James with awards sponsored by Rainer Office Machines and Equipment. The competition was broken down into three divisions for judging: K-4 Elementary, 5-8 Middle School, and 9-12 High School. Cash prizes were presented for First, Second, Third Place in each division with one work chosen for the new Betty Norman Best of Show award. T

The winners are: First Place K-4 – "Girl with Guitar" (collage) by Mary Bone; First Grade, Hugh Goodwin.  Second Place K-4 – "Cool Glasses" (dyed glue print) by Baylor Blackburn; Fourth Grade, Northwest, and Third Place K-4 – "The Nutcracker" (crayon) by Spencer Langston; Third Grade, Northwest. First Place 5-8 – "Say Cheese" (charcoal) by Mikayla Greer; Seventh Grade, Barton, Second Place 5-8 – "Southern Belle" (mixed media) by Emily Wisinger; Sixth Grade, Washington, and Third Place 5-8 – "Sea Animals & Their Habitat" (oil) by Isabella Long; Fifth Grade, Washington . First Place 9-12 – "Untitled" (pen & ink) by Jessica Honyecutt; Twelfth Grade, El Dorado High, Second Place 9-12 – "Untitled" (linoleum block print) by Rebekah Ball; Twelfth Grade, El Dorado High, and Third Place 9-12 – "Gabi" (oil pastel) by Kacy Mays; Eleventh Grade, El Dorado High. The Betty Norman Award for Best of Show went to Barton Junior High Eighth Grader Hannah Wright for her mixed media work entitled "Dragon Dance." 

The winning works will be on exhibition at Studio 207, on the square, during the month of March. For more information about SAAC?s art competitions, contact the office at 862-5474 or visit"