2019 K12 Southwest Student Art Exhibition Awardees Named

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Talented Students Show Their Creativity

More than 500 works of student art are on display at Western New Mexico’s Miller Library for the annual K12 Southwest Student Art Exhibition. Kindergarten through 12th grade students from 10 schools in Silver, Cobre and Lordsburg School Districts participated in this annual event that spotlights creative excellence and achievement. The student art works were judged on originality, technical skill and artistic vision. This year, judges Sue Porter of Creative Hands Studios and Silver City Art Association’s Paula Manning-Lewis had the difficult task of choosing one ‘Best of Show’ from each school district and three ‘Awards of Merit’ for each grade, K-12. Ribbons and cash prizes totaling over $1,000 were awarded this year thanks to funding support from the Lineberry Foundation and the membership of the Mimbres Region Arts Council. Executive Director, Kevin Lenkner states, “This event is not just a celebration of students. It is also a testament to the hard work each art educator dedicates to the job of nurturing creativity and artistic growth.” Each participating art educator was also given a gift card for supplies, professional development or self-care.  

The student exhibition is on display until Friday April 26 during regular library hours. A special thanks to the staff of Miller Library for accommodating this large exhibition of work and the support given to this community event.  For more information about the K12 Southwest Student Art Exhibition, contact Mimbres Region Arts Council at 575 538-2505 or info@mimbresarts.org.