The West Nebraska Arts Center is buzzing with excitement as they prepare for the 38th VISIONARIES Student Art Show. With the support of the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, First National Bank of Omaha, and the National Endowment for the Arts, this year’s show promises to be a celebration of the talented young artists in the community.
The opening reception is set for Sunday, April 2nd from 2pm to 4pm and is free and open to the public. The community is invited to come and see what the students have created and celebrate their artistic achievements.
The exhibit is open to students attending grades 6 through 12 in the Panhandle, as well as schools in a 125-mile radius of Scottsbluff and Gering. The West Nebraska Arts Center would like to thank the schools that participated in this year’s show, including the West Nebraska Arts Center Young Masters, Gering High School, Scottsbluff High School, Bluffs Middle School, Potter – Dix High School, Bayard High School, Bayard Middle School, Minatare High School, Garden County High School, Garden County Middle School, Sioux County High School, Mitchell High School, Bridgeport High School, and Bridgeport Middle School.
The show features an impressive 138 pieces of artwork, showcasing the incredible talent and creativity of the young artists. The West Nebraska Arts Center is excited to reveal the winners of this year’s show.
Brody Mikesell of the West Nebraska Arts Center Young Masters Class takes home the Best of Show and Best in Division 1 award with his piece, Perfect “Pear”-ing. Lily Krahulik of Mitchell High School wins Best in Division 2 with her piece, Milk and Honey.
The Audrey Towater Awards for Outstanding Artwork go to Ryan Vasquez of Gering High School with Jack Sparrow, Morgan Abbott of Bridgeport Middle School with African Zen, Halle Carter of Bridgeport High School with Butterfly, Teagan Sell of Scottsbluff High School with One Act, and Brisa Estrada of Bridgeport High School with Assisi, Italy.
In addition to these awards, Outstanding Artwork Awards are given to Chris Stuckey of Bridgeport High School with Mother’s Creation, Ridgelyn Stanczyk of Garden County High School with Summer Self-Portrait, Mckenzie Baum of Scottsbluff High School with Bows, Fallon DeBloris of Bridgeport High School with Lines of Perfection, Ryan Vasquez of Gering High School with Eye, Toni McGinley of Mitchell High School with Nesting Bowls #3, Vanessa Harbach of Mitchell High School with Tubby, Katie Hoevet of the West Nebraska Arts Center Young Master Class with Sunshine, and Traxton Adams of Bluffs Middle School with Skull in Grass.
The West Nebraska Arts Center is privileged to display this show through April 30th. They invite the community to come and see for themselves the incredible talent and creativity of the young artists in the area. The children are the future, and this show is a celebration of their creativity and imagination.