L-R: Peytan Brandt, Jaiden Papik, Alexis Uldrich and Janey Erdkamp
By Lisa Kanode, Exeter-Milligan Art Instructor
The GFWC/NFWC State Art Contest results are in and E-M student competed well! Every work of art came home a winner! Congratulations to the following for winning 1st place at State competition: Third grade- Sydney Engert, fifth Grade- Liberty Johnson, sixth grade- Malorie Staskal. Malorie also received Elementary Best of Show! Her artwork is a contour line drawing of her clarinet with water color collage of music notes in the background. High School First place winners include Jaiden Papik with her scenic photography as well as her foil and ink artwork. Peytan Brandt with his metal sculpture, Alexis Uldrich received a first with her mosaic of a glass moon, Janey Erdkamp with her oil pastel and glue design. Jaiden and Alexis also received a second place with a chalk landscape and jellyfish batik.
As the year winds down and we start sorting artwork to send home with the kids we try to put as many of them on artsonia as possible. Please check us out at https://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=36412. I try to convince the kids to take their portfolios home and set up an art gallery in the living room and share their favorite works with parents, grandparents and friends. Honor’s Night is coming up and I will be recognizing my 7-12th grade art students and their accomplishments this year. This year I have added an artist of the month recognition to continue to encourage creativity, effort and confidence in their abilities. March Artist of the month is Daisy Kanode and April Artist of the month goes to Dylan Bonds. Besides being extremely big help at family art night, Daisy’s artist reproduction and keynote presentation were top notch. Dylan is often using his work time efficiently and creating original ideas for his work. This year as an Art I student he has challenged himself with a very detailed batik, he is also creating a plaster relief that is unique.