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Best of Show: Michelle Flores - "Untitled" (self-portrait)

Best of Show: Michelle Flores – “Untitled” (self-portrait)

This year’s Russell Floore Memorial Student Art Show at the Artesia Historical Museum was a short one, but still a huge success!

We added a silent art auction to our awards reception this year, and we are very proud to announce that our talented under-18 local artists made a whopping $988 in art sales! AND this money ALL goes directly to the students — the museum is not accepting a commission on these sales. In addition, the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center Foundation is awarding $700 in prize money to our students.

So thank you to everyone for supporting our budding artists — we are so proud to be a part of a town that supports the arts and our students even when times are tough. As New Mexico’s newest Arts and Cultural District, Artesia truly appreciates and supports all local art and artists!

We are already planning next year’s event, which will be on display for the entire month of April 2017 — so stay tuned!

People's Choice: Jodie Calhoun - "Jeremy Small," mixed media

People’s Choice: Jodie Calhoun – “Jeremy Small,” mixed media

The museum wants to thank Artesia MainStreet and the Artesia Arts Council for joining us for the silent art auction and making our event better. And thank you to Central Valley Electric for the bottled water donation — we appreciate your generosity!

Russell Floore Memorial Student Art Show Winners

Artesia High School
First: Sarah Banuelos, “Afro Lady,” pen and ink; Second: Julie King, “The Mockingbird,” mixed media; Third: Alyssa Powell, “Tangled in The Great Escape,” pen and ink; Honorable Mention: Mikayla Callaway, “Tricky Elephant, pen and ink; Cheyenne Martinez, “It’s Alive,” charcoal; Jodie Calhoun, “Binding Unwinding,” mixed media

Park Junior High Art
First: Martika Herrera, “Untitled” (lion), pencil; Second: Maria Martinez, “Untitled” (Indian maiden), pencil; Third: Anna Fisk, “Untitled” (dog), pencil; Honorable Mention: Alexandra Perez, “Untitled” (Cheshire Cat), pencil; Olivia Alexander, “Untitled” (boy in hoodie), mixed media; Kahlor Self, “Untitled” (cowboy), pen and ink

Park Junior High Photography
First: Nikki Sanchez, “Untitled” (sunset with crescent moon); Second: Alize Martinez, “Untitled” (tree and sky doubled); Third: Chloe Carnathan, “Untitled” (girl with camera); Honorable Mention: Brenda Guillermo, “Untitled” (little girl’s boots); Raine Coats, “Untitled” (grass doubled); Vincent Ray, “Untitled” (dinosaur with minions); Christian Flores, “Untitled” (wheat and sun)

Zia Intermediate School
First: Stephanie Cuenca, “Jaguar’s Spectrum,” scratch art; Second: Maria Reyes, “Still Life,” pencil; Third: Alyssa Balencia, “Turtle,” scratch art; Honorable Mention: Jinelle Ortega, “Jaws,” clay; Allison Miles, “50s Edition,” pencil; Amanda Danellas, “Robotic Dragon,” oil pastel

Best of Show
Michelle Flores, “Untitled” (self-portrait), charcoal

People’s Choice
Jodie Calhoun, “Jeremy Small,” mixed media

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    First Place, Artesia High School: Sarah Banuelos - "Afro Lady," pen and ink

  • 5-8-RF-1st-ParkArt

    First Place, Park Junior High Art: Martika Herrera - "Untitled" (lion), pencil

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    First Place, Park Junior High Photography: Nikki Sanchez - "Untitled" (sunset with crescent moon)

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    First Place, Zia Intermediate: Stephanie Cuenca - "Jaguar's Spectrum," scratch art