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Young Artists Rewarded for Excellent Works

Hey #SpartanNation, we’ve got awesome news from the PVHS Art Department! PVHS Artists have been awarded 3 out of the 4 Figge Art Museum Scholarships given out this year, AND had 3 big winners at the Quad City Arts High School Art invitational!

The Brand Boeshaar Scholarships, given through the Figge Art Museum and worth $12,000 over the course of four years, is based upon an application, two letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a 12-piece portfolio.

The following students have received this scholarship:
Sophia Dahm – Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship
Sarah Thomas – Lucille Brand Boeshaar Scholarship
Jane Johns – William Brand Boeshaar Scholarship

The Quad City Arts High School Art Invitational is a jurried exhibition of artwork done by area high school students, where each teacher gets to pick 6 students work to be displayed at Quad City Arts in Rock Island. The show runs March 29th through May 2nd.

The following students were winners at the Art Invitational:
Jei Valle-Riestra – Don Heggen Memorial Excellence in Watercolor Award ($50 award)
Odin McDonald – Excellence in Photography Award ($50 award)
Sophie Curtis – Best in Show (Sophie was also awarded $500 and a canvas portfolio for her work)

Other students chosen for the exhibit are: Haleema Waheed, Siobhan Morley, Ash McDowell, Erin Balzer, Kyle Knedler, Abby Olderog, Max O’Brien, Lola Johannsen, Libby Staver, and Ana Silva-Laguna. PVHS Art Teacher Mrs. Medenciy also has a piece showing in the teacher category!

Way to go Spartan Artists, you are so talented!

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