Riddle Takes Top Honors at HPMEC Art Show

Thursday, February 9, 2017
First place winner Caleb Riddle, a senior at Piggott High School, with his entry, Blue Man Staring.(courtesy photo)

The winners of the 15th Annual Hemingway-Pfeiffer Student Art Exhibition were announced Saturday, Feb. 4, during a reception held at The Piggott City Market. Taking home the top honors this year was Caleb Riddle, a senior at Piggott High School.

The annual juried art competition invites students within a 50-mile radius of Piggott to submit art for exhibition at the museum. This year, works were submitted by 11 school districts in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. And, as in years past, the prizes for the competition were provided by the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center of Piggott.

The student art was exhibited at Piggott City Market throughout the course of last week, with the reception for artists and awards ceremony held at the location on Saturday.

This year's winner was Blue Man Staring by Caleb Riddle, a senior at Piggott High School. Second place was Preparation by Bianca Thomas of Puxico High School, and third place was Radical Bruh by Jessie Martin of Bay High School. A number of honorable mentions were also awarded to the participants.

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

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