WHS showcases students’ annual art show

The Wewahitchka High School completed its annual Art Show last week, with students enjoying a two-day display of their classmates’ works, leading to a parent and community reception on April 28. 

The show, under the direction of art instructor AStuart Vines, was judged by Jason Kretzer, executive director of the Bay Arts Alliance; Wewahitchka High School teacher Erin Gannon; and Debbie Cole, retired art teacher from Wewahitchka High School and Gulf Coast State College.

Receiving the blue ribbon for Best In Show was junior Hailey McDaniel, for her acrylic painting of cake.

For Oil/Acrylics, first place and third place went to Arianna Myers, second to Shelby Geary, and Honorable Mention to Silvia Gonzalez.

In Watercolors, Geary was awarded first place, Myers second, Gonzalez third, and Honorable Mentions to Eva Flowers and Geary.

In the category of Charcoal/Pencil, Myers was awarded first place, Gonzalez second, and Hannah Watts third. Honorable Mentions went to Katelynn Book, Conner Roberts, Allie Archibald and Kaylee Easter.

In Mixed Media/Colored Pencil, first and third place went to Myers, and second place to Victoria Linton. Honorable Mentions were presented Riley Book, Angel Bronson and McDaniel.

In the category of 3D/Pottery, first place was awarded Gracie Meredith, second place to Kailey McKeeby, third place to Tori Carlile and Honorable Mention to Archibald.

“Thank you to everyone who came to the Art reception,” the schools wrote in a Facebook post on Apri l28. “Wewahitchka High School is blessed with an abundance of artistic talent.”

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