The Art Center

High School Student Art Competition

47th Annual High School Student Art Competition

Saturday, January 23 – February 26, 2021 

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1 PM – 4 PM and by private appointment. To schedule a free private viewing, please call the Art Center at 217-223-5900. The Art Center is located at 1515 Jersey St. in Quincy, IL. The Art Center is following all Restore Illinois Guidelines and Adams County Together recommendations.

The Quincy Art Center is proud to announce the winners of the 47th Annual High School Student Art Competition. Submission for this competition was open to high school artists in grades 9th – 12th from 20 counties in the Tri-state area. A total of 102 works of art were selected from those submitted for the Art Center’s latest exhibit. The juror for the 47th Annual High School Student Art Competition is Lindsey Dunnagan, an artist and Assistant Professor of Art at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. Dunnagan said this to those who entered, “There were so many outstanding works of art. It was very hard to select. You should feel very proud of yourself for entering. It was an honor to see your work.”

In addition to the competition, the Art Center is also hosting the 4th 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.

47th Annual High School Student Art Competition Award Winners: 

Best of Show:

Lily Scott, Sunday Afternoon

Second Place:

Evie Olivas, George “BLM”

Third Place:

Aubrey Whitehead, Hush

Merit Awards (2): 

Khloee Hinton, Highland Cow

Oscar P. Hunt, Skulldoodle

Honorable Mention (4):

Elaina Dyke, Steampunk Egg

Evie Olivas, Disconnected Heaven

Aubrey Whitehead, Within

Clayton Schenk, Untitled 

Great River Watercolor Society Awards (2):

Tegan Carrington, Facing Away 

Lily Scott, Train Views

Quincy Artist Guild Awards (3): 

Eli Putnam, Imposter

Madelyn Rashid, Bling Satisfaction

Clayton Schenk, Untitled 

Truman University Scholarship Award:

Lily Scott, Sunday Afternoon

Truman University Recognition Awards (2):

Evie Olivas, George “BLM” 

Oliver P. Hunt, Skulldoodle

Culver Stockton College Josh Houchins Award:

Lucas Dotson, Hesitation

Quincy University Art Supply Awards: 

Kylie Hernandez, Field Grazer

Alexis Keesey, Skull Blocks

High School Teacher Award: 

Sarah Kendrick, The Ladies of Havana

Generous Sponsorship has been provided by: 

Jerry & Virginia Holzgrafe, George & Mary Nell, Signe Oakley, Shelley Ali, Ronald and Colae Vecchie, Karl Warma, Bradford & Bonnie Billings, Martha Didriksen, Deborah Gorman,  Kent Schnack & Nora Baldner, Michael & Sharon Troup, Daryl & Linda Buechting, Susan Deege, Debra Scoggin-Myers, Gary & Sue Winking, Great River Watercolor Society, Quincy Artist Guild, Blick Art Materials, Truman University, Culver-Stockton College, and Quincy University.

Grant support was provided by:

Tracy Family Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Gardner Denver Education Fund through the Community Foundation, Moorman Foundation, JW Gardner II Foundation, Marion Gardner Jackson Charitable Trust, The Michelmann Foundation, Quincy Noon Kiwanis, Gem City Breakfast Kiwanis, and Adams Electric Cooperative Penny Power.

47th Annual High School Student Art Competition Award Winners

46th Annual High School Showcase Images:

46th Annual High School Art Competition

Best of Show – Miya Kauffold of Hannibal High School, Twisted, charcoal
Second Place – Brianna Reed of Hannibal High School, Cat Eyes, oil pastel
Third Place – McCartney Lewis of Unity High School, Duality, pastel
Merit Award – Breanna Gratton of Pittsfield High School, New New York, acrylic
Merit Award – Khloee Hinton of Hannibal High School, Stairs, watercolor
Honorable Mention – Kathryn Lee of Warsaw CUSD #316, Delicate, color pencil
Honorable Mention – Aubrey Whitehead of Hannibal High School, Bang Tin, acrylic
Honorable Mention – Claudia Nichols of Hannibal High School, Rocky Reflections, oil
Great River Watercolor Society Award – Clary Fuerman of Fort Madison High School, My Mind, watercolor
Great River Watercolor Society Award –Khloee Hinton of Hannibal High School, Stairs, watercolor
Quincy Artist Guild Awards –Lily Brewer of Hannibal High School, Aged, oil
Quincy Artist Guild Awards –Haley Dotson of Quincy Senior High School, Freedom Forces, mixed media
Quincy Artist Guild Awards –Felix Hammock of Quincy Senior High School, Triplets, digital

Juror
The sole juror is Emmy Lingscheit, Assistant Professor of Printmaking at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

High School Art Teacher Competition

High School Art Teacher Award Winner – Blaine Barnes of Quincy Senior High School, Return to Glory, found objects
Bee Brookes of Madison High School, Well Behaved Woman, watercolor & ink
Lexi Brumbaugh of Unity High School, Sea of Glass, ceramic fused glass
Carrie Buxman of Western CUSD 12, Passion, acrylic
Mallory Davidsmeyer of Pittsfield High School, Look, Mom, Leaves, watercolor
Cindy Logan of Logan Private Studio, Mark Twain Forest Plein Air, mixed media
Kenneth MacDonough of Quincy Senior High School, Tokyo 2020, ink pen
Rachel Roundtree of Quincy Notre Dame High School, I Was Told Not to Call This ‘Moist Pear’, watercolor
Dana Smith of Fort Madison High School, Wisdom, pencil
Kristi Wells of Quincy Christian School, Spread Your Wings, acrylic & mixed media
Melinda Wicklander of Scott-Morgan CUSD #2, 5 Bridges, acrylic

45th Annual High School Student Art Competition Award Winners

Best of Show-$500 to Laken Hugenberg of Canton R-V, 12, for Self Discovery, mixed media

Second Place-$300 to Brianna Blickhan of Unity High, 12, for Still Life, charcoal

Third Place-$100 to Zayne Gaus of Highland High, 12, for The Hotel, acrylic

Merit Award-$100 to Abby White of Logan Private Studio, 12, for Autoworld in Fulton, acrylic ink on car ad

Merit Award-$100 to Mariah Shoemyer of Monroe City R-1, 12, for It’s a Shrimp Thing, chalk pastel

Honorable Mention Award-$50 to Janessa Grammer of Western High, 12, for Funky Town, colored pencil

Honorable Mention Award-$50 to Lauren Fortner of Monroe City R-1, 12, for The Jars, acrylic

Honorable Mention Award-$50 to Cierra Courtois of Quincy Notre Dame, 12, for Just Checking, graphite

Great River Water Color Society Award-$50 to Iva Welbourne of Pittsfield High, 12, for Sky at the Farm, watercolor & ink

Great River Water Color Society Award-$50 to Josie Zeiger of Hannibal High, 12, for Fruit Bowl, watercolor

Quincy Artist Guild Award -$25 to Kyleigh Gibbs of Hannibal High, 11, for Dino Car, ink

Quincy Artist Guild Award -$25 to Mary Claire Thomas of Hannibal High, 12, for Blue Boat off the Dock, oil pastel

Quincy Artist Guild Award -$25 to Adam Kirkpatrick of Quincy Notre Dame, 12, for Meer, photography

Art Teacher Award – $300 to Josh McCurdy of Hannibal High, Raku Vase, raku

44th Annual High School Student Art Competition Award Winners

Best of Show-$500 to Kayla Lutz of Mark Twain High, 12 for Untitled, charcoal

Second Place-$300 to Gabrielle Darnell of Liberty High, 10 for Distressed, acrylic

Third Place-$100 to Wyatt Watkins of Pittsfield High, 11 for Mistake, watercolor & colored pencil

Merit Award-$100 to Cierra Courtois of Quincy Notre Dame, 11 for Bunny, colored pencil

Merit Award-$100 to Joshua Wittler of Quincy Notre Dame, 11 for La Vie en Rose, watercolor

Honorable Mention Award-$50 to Sonia Hanchett of Quincy Senior High, 9 for Formal Gossip ink

Honorable Mention Award-$50 to Alexis Krogman of Quincy Notre Dame, 12 for Shaded Happiness, acrylic

Honorable Mention Award-$50 to Jaden Raney of Quincy Senior High, 12 for Titonwon, acrylic

Great River Water Color Society Award-$50 to Allison Morgan of Hamilton High, 12 for Long Walk, watercolor

Great River Water Color Society Award-$50 to Jaden Raney of Quincy Senior High, 12 for Below, watercolor

Quincy Artist Guild Award -$25 to Erica Cramm of Unity High, 12 for Helium, charcoal

Quincy Artist Guild Award -$25 to Callie Mock of Quincy Notre Dame, 12 for Red, ink & marker

Quincy Artist Guild Award -$25 to Zoey Obert of Liberty High, 10 for Majestic Vision, colored pencil & chalk


Scholarship Opportunities

Carl Sandavik of Chaddock School, grade 10, and Felix Hammock of Quincy Senior High, grade 10, were awarded campus visit package to Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. Their visit packages include a general campus tour, tour of the Art Department, and hands on art workshop with a faculty member.

Adeline Falk of Maple Hill Academy, grade 11, was a $500 scholarship in addition to a campus visit package to Truman State University.

Jayla Jensen of Liberty High, grade 11, was awarded Scholarship to the FAA Summer Intensive Art Camp at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.


Art Teacher Award – $300 to Cindy Logan of Logan Private Studio for Stinson Creek, pastel


This exhibit has generously been underwritten by: Signe Oakley, George and Mary Meyer, Quincy Artist Guild, United Community Credit Union, Zoup, Gary and Sue Ann Winking, Robert Mejer and Sue Archambo, Debra Scoggin-Myers, Ronald and Colae Vecchie, Great River Watercolor Society, Jim & Jil Tracy Fund, and Moellring & Ambler Attorneys at Law. Contributing colleges and universities, include University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Truman State University, University of Missouri at Columbia, Culver Stockton College, Eastern Illinois University, Hannibal LaGrange University, John Wood Community College, and Quincy University.

43rd Annual High School Student Art Competition Award Winners

Best of Show-$500 to Felix Hammock of Quincy Senior High, 9 for Nude Beach, acrylic

Second Place-$300 to Brainne Shaffer of Unity High School, 11 for Four Seasons, paper

Third Place-$100 to Madeline Estepp of Quincy Senior High, 12 for Willow, aluminum wire, and glass beads

Merit Award-$100 to Abby White of Logan Private Studio, 10 for Mapped Bird, ink on old map

Merit Award-$100 to Jordyn Hamm of Hannibal High School, 12 for Haunted, lino cut print

Honorable Mention Award-$50 to Andrew Koblas of Hamilton High School, 11 for Tsuki, pen and ink

Honorable Mention Award-$50 to Payton Williams Liberty High School, 10 for Mother Mallard, Oil

Honorable Mention Award-$50 to Echo Dunton of Highland High School, 11 for Self Portait by Holes, altered white paper

Great River Water Color Society Award-$50 to Wyatt Watkins of Pittsfield High School, 10 for Lakeside Aura, markers, water, sharpie

Great River Water Color Society Award-$50 to Zayne Gaus of Highland High School, 10 for Self-Portrait, gouache paint

Quincy Artist Guild Award -$25 to John Quinn of Quincy Notre Dame, 12 for Self- Portrait, ink

Quincy Artist Guild Award -$25 to Tahj Tasco of Highland High School, 10 for Lady Bug Zentangle, black ink

Quincy Artist Guild Award -$25 to Gage Yinger of Hamilton High School, 12 for Paisley, pen and ink