RHS Student Wins HPMEC Student Art Competition

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Brittany Fair of Rector (second from left) is recognized for her first place entry in the HPMEC Student Art Competition. Those on hand for the presentation were, from left--HPMEC Director Adam Long, Fair, RHS Art Teacher Carolyn Caldwell and Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum Director Teresa Taylor.

Winners of the 11th annual Hemingway-Pfeiffer Student Art Exhibition were announced in a Jan. 12 awards reception at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum in Piggott. The annual juried art competition invites students within a 50-mile radius of Piggott to submit art for exhibition at the museum.

This year, the students' art was also exhibited at the Thea Foundation Gallery in North Little Rock. Prizes for the competition were provided by the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center.

The first-place winner was "Life Tree" by Brittany Fair, a sophomore at Rector High School. The second-place winner was "Where the Light Is" by Rob Jacobs, a junior at Cooter High School. The third-place winner was "Burdens" by Kelsey Dunn, a junior at Poplar Bluff High School.

Those receiving Honorable Mention awards included--Sandy Simmons and Kasey Baker of Rector High School; Alex Dalton, Cheyenne Brown and Tina Slayton of Poplar Bluff High School; Jerica Tate of Piggott High School and Jazamin Santiago of Corning High School.

The student art was exhibited in North Little Rock prior to Christmas and in Piggott from Jan. 5-12. A reception for the artists was held on Saturday, Jan. 12. Seven school districts from Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri accepted the invitation to participate in this year's exhibition.

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site at 1021 West Cherry Street, in Piggott. Tours are on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays.

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