2016 High School Art Show Results

The ESU 8 High School Art Show was held in Neligh at the Antelope County Fair Grounds. It began with the setting up and judging on Monday, April 25th and was open to the public on both Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26th and 27th. There were approximately 725 pieces of artwork on display from 16 different schools.

The high schools that participated were:

  1. Battle Creek … Teacher: Stephanie Nelson
  2. Clearwater/Orchard … Teacher: Shannon Schumacher
  3. Elkhorn Valley … Teacher: Rebecca Munson
  4. Ewing … Teacher: Jan Miller
  5. Madison … Teacher: Casey Wolta
  6. Neligh-Oakdale … Teacher: Mary Pfanstiel
  7. Newman Grove … Teacher: Laura Nelson
  8. Norfolk Catholic … Teacher: Rita Kraft
  9. Norfolk Senior High … Teacher: Connie Bennett and Tyson Koehn
  10. O’Neill St. Mary’s … Teacher: Georgia Blumenstock
  11. Osmond … Teacher: Jessica Bayer
  12. Plainview … Teacher: Ranae Wacker
  13. Pope John … Teacher: Connie Henn
  14. Stanton … Teacher: Rod Beyke
  15. Verdigre … Teacher: Cathy Barta
  16. West Holt … Teacher: Megan Boyle

Ray Arhens, a retired Art Instructor from Neligh-Oakdale, judged for this Art Show. He chose two Best of Show winners. A sculpture of wood and other materials by Sara Bohac, a senior at Stanton High School. The second Best of Show winner is a pencil drawing that was done by Samantha Stodola, also a senior at Stanton High School. Their Art Instructor is Rod Beyke.

Congratulations to Sara and Samantha!

Mr. Arhens also gave the following Outstanding Merit ribbons:
(click on the artwork description to see the picture)

Dani Laible  10  West Holt  Pottery Hand Built
Madisen Randa  11  Verdigre  Pastel Chalk
 Jose Arellano  12 Madison Mixed Media
Mayan Malacrado  10 Madison Ink
Austin Burlcharot  11  Verdigre  Digital and Colored Photograph
 Ariel Zach  12  Stanton Sculpture – Clay
 Leslie Jensen  10  Osmond Watercolor
Matthew Mozak  10  Verdigre Sculpture
Ryan Kotrous  11  Verdigre Colored Pencil
Callie Foutch 11 West Holt Pencil Drawing
Katie Funk 12 Clearwater/Orchard Portrait
Faith Kozisek 9 O’Neill St. Mary’s Oil Painting
Tessa Kruger 9 Battle Creek Colored Pencil
Bailey Frank 9 Verdigre Sculpture – Clay
Ryan Kotrous 11 Verdigre Pottery Hand Built

Some other pictures from the 2016 Art Show:

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