CCAC Youth Art Event Held

Friday, March 18, 2016
Clay County Art Council art show winners present were, from left: Madelyn Knight of Piggott, third place in the kindergarten division; Kristen McCord of Rector, second place in the first and second grade division; Emma Holmes of Rector, third place in the third and fourth grade division; Evan Holmes of Rector, second place in the fifth and sixth grade division, and Graydon Boyster of Rector, first place in the fifth and sixth grade division. (TD photo/Jessica Rainwater)

The Clay County Arts Council held its 10th annual art show Saturday, displaying many different forms of art from each Clay County school. All three schools -- Piggott, Rector and Corning -- were represented at the show and winners were chosen based on talent and originality.

Contestants were chosen by their teachers. Each teacher chose a piece of artwork to represent each age category. Winners received certificates, ribbons and cash prizes --first place received $20, second $15 and third $10, if present at the reception. Teachers were also recognized at the event.

"We know that art teachers often go into their own pockets for art supplies for their classrooms, so we are awarding $100 to each teacher present for this purpose," emcee Gail Burns told the crowd. Rector's art teacher Joel Boyd and Piggott's John Heath were present to represent their schools and accept the awards. "Without teachers to encourage our young students we would not have great artists in this world," Burns said.

Winners of the art show by division were:

Kindergarten -- Karlee Evers of Rector, first; Gretchen Simpson of Piggott, second, and Madelyn Knight of Piggott, third.

First and second grades -- Elizabeth Fennell of Piggott, first; Kristen McCord, second, and Carter McMillin of Rector, third.

Third and fourth grades -- Ashton Scott of Rector, first; Kayeleigh Steward of Rector, second, and Emma Holmes of Rector, third.

Fifth and sixth grades-- Graydon Boyster of Rector, first; Evan Holmes of Rector, second, and Jaylyn Estes of Rector, third.

Seventh and eighth grades -- Zane Holloway of Rector, first; Melody Pennington of Corning, second and third.

Ninth and 10th grades -- Sawyer Hendrix of Rector, first; Louis Lin of Piggott, second, and Maddie Stover of Corning, third.

11th and 12th grades -- Caleb Riddle of Piggott, first; Gail Quinn of Corning, second, and Jillina Noles of Piggott and Gail Quinn, tied for third.

Caleb Riddle won Overall Best of Show with a realistic pencil drawing of a fox. Art work on display included abstract, pointillism, collages, drawings, paintings and sculptures, showing a wide range of art-inclined students throughout the Clay County area.

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