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49th Annual High School Art Competition 
Date  January 28-February 22, 2023 @ 11AM - 6PM

49th Annual High School Student Art Competition

On Exhibit: Saturday, January 28 – February 22, 2023 

Exhibit Hours: The 49th Annual High School Art Competition Exhibit will be on display until Feb. 22. The Art Center is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 1515 Jersey St. Art Center exhibits are always free and open to the public.

Quincy Art Center is proud to announce the winners of the 49th Annual High School Student Art Competition.  A total of 375 submissions were received for this competition which was open to high school artists in grades 9th – 12th from 20 counties in the tri-state area. A total of 100 works of art were selected from those submitted for the Art Center’s latest exhibit. The juror for the 49th Annual High School Student Art Competition is Madeleine LeMieux from Columbia, MO, the Art on the Move Coordinator & Instructor at the School of Visual Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia. LeMieux said this to those who entered, “As an artist, I aim to generate this joy in my own work. It’s not simple or easy to accomplish, so I applaud the teen artists selected for this exhibit for all their hard work in pushing themselves to make work that goes above and beyond.”

In addition to the competition, the Art Center also hosted the 6th Annual High School Art Teacher Exhibit. All high school visual art teachers with students who entered the high school competition were eligible to enter. The winner of the Art Teacher Award is awarded $300 to use toward their classroom to purchase art supplies, art equipment, or an art lesson brought to your classroom by the Art Center.

49th Annual High School Student Art Competition Award Winners: 

Best of Show: Kaitlyn Spence, Indefinite, Monroe City R-1 High School

Second Place: Gracie L. Von Thun, Pursuit of an Identity, North Shelby High School

Third Place: Brooke Bergman, Seeing Stars, Hannibal High School

Merit Awards (2): 

Kylie Neisen, Her Name is Bertha, Central High School

Dawsyn Perry-Broekemeier, Curiosity, Quincy Senior High School

Honorable Mention (3):

Thomas Barnes, Stune Dragon, Mark Twain High School

Kameil Crane, Into the City, Hannibal High School

Tabitha Haxel, Light Up My World, Hannibal High School

Great River Watercolor Society Awards (2):

Mikayla Dreyer, The Piano House, Highland High School

Hannah Hendren, Miss Mischief, Madison C-3 School 

Special Recognition Awards (3): 

Lucas Dotson, Heaven’s Hand, Quincy Senior High School 

Aly Noland, Ocean Blue, Palmyra High School 

Cheyenne Smith, Baby Brother, Hannibal High School  

High School Teacher Award: 

Steven Walker, Where Light Meets Dark, Palmyra High School 

Generous Sponsorship has been provided by: 

Nora Baldner & Kent Schnack, Martha Didriksen, The Holzgrafe Family, Lori Kruse, George & Mary Nell Meyer, Charles & Anna Miller, Moellring & Ambler LLC; Moore’s Floors, Craig Myers & Debra Scoggin-Myers, Signe Oakley, Steve & Judy Siebers, Howard & Ruth Ann Snowden, The Great River Watercolor Society, Zoup, and by grants from the Riedel Foundation and a grant from an Anonymous Donor Advised Fund through the Community Foundation.

Thank you to the area Universities and Colleges who attended our Teen Takeover Event:

Quincy University, Culver-Stockton College, Hannibal LaGrange University, University of Missouri, University of Illinois, and Truman State University

49th Annual High School Student Art Competition Award Winners:

49th Annual High School Student Art Competition and 6th Annual High School Art Teacher Program:

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