HPMEC Introduces Art Contest Winners

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Isaiah Woods (center) with his first place entry in the 13th annual Hemingway-Pfeiffer Student Art Exhibition. Also pictured are Ella Jean Mack with the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum (left) and Adam Long, HPMEC director.(courtesy photo)

Winners of the 13th Annual Hemingway-Pfeiffer Student Art Exhibition were announced Friday, Jan. 31, at a 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, a total of 67 works were submitted by eight school districts in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. In turn, prizes for the competition were provided by the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center of Piggott.

The student art was exhibited on the campus of ASU-Jonesboro from January 12 to 23. The exhibition was then on display at the museum's Educational Center in Piggott the final week of January, with a reception for artists and awards ceremony on Jan. 31.

The first-place winner was "Clueless" by Isaiah Woods, a freshman at Bay High School. The second-place winner was "Hootie" by Hailey Saffell, a junior at Greene County Tech High School and the third-place winner was "Skull" by Cody Crittenden, a junior at Piggott High School.

PHS junior Cody Crittenden earned third place honors in the recent HPMEC Student Art Exhibition.(courtesy photo)

Those receiving Honorable Mention awards include Jessie Martin of Bay High School; Savannah Wells, Alex Whitaker and Carlley Riggan of Greene County Tech High School and Ashlynn Prince and Trent Kelsey of Neelyville High School.

HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site at 1021 West Cherry Street, Piggott, Ark. Tours are on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

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