CCAC Annual Art Show is Held

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Clay County art teachers on hand for Saturday's CCAC Student Art Show included, from left: Joel Boyd of Rector, Christina Swift of Corning High School, John Heath of Piggott Elementary, Jeri Tate of Piggott High School and Megan Owens of Corning Elementary.
TD photo/Jane Gatewood

The Clay County Arts Council’s adjudicated student art show, held Saturday at the Piggott Community Center, was a success. The crowd swelled in support of the students and their teachers, as judging was conducted in seven categories according to grade level. Featured art was submitted by students from Corning's two elementary schools along with Piggott Elementary and Rector Elementary. Those students in attendance received ribbons and cash awards from CCAC.

Art teachers from each of the schools were also in attendance, and received $100 grants for their art classrooms. Refreshments catered by Three Little Pigs carried out a spring theme.

Winners in each of the categories are as follows.

Best in Show winner Ashley Fenton of Piggott High School
TD photo/Tim Blair

Kindergarten—first place to Annalee Shourd of Corning, second to Easton Midkiff of Piggott and third to Beckett Mabrey of Rector.

Grades One and Two-first place went ot Eli Carver of Corning, second to Chloe Steele of Rector and third to Zaylee Woods of Corning.

Grades Three and Four-first place went to Madelyn Knight of Piggott, second to Ezekiel Dillard of Piggott and third to Annie Sisneros of Rector.

Grades Five and Six-first place was Molly Hopple of Piggott, second was Hannah Householder of Rector and third was Kendra Redman of Piggott.

Grades Seven and Eight-first went to Natalie Blake of Piggott, second to Chloe Juneau of Rector and third to Kendra Bruton of Corning.

Grades Nine and 10-first place went to Ashley Fenton of Piggott, second to Sebastian Fraser of Piggott and third to Melody Pennington of Corning.

Grades 11 and 12 winners were Jewel Reed of Piggott in first place, Makenna Speer of Rector in second and Madison Bowers of Piggott with third.

This year's Best of Show was awarded to Ashley Fenton whose rendering of a three-dimensional vase brought appreciative comments throughout the show.

“We all thought her work was so skillfully done,” the judges and CCAC board members commented. “We weren’t surprised at her selection.”

Judges for the event included the chair, Debbie Robinson of Rector, along with Christina Cox of Piggott and Brandi Cook of Rector.

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