Greybull students earn plaudits at State Art

By: 
Victoria O’Brien

Last week, Greybull High School’s art club attended the Wyoming State Art Symposium in Casper, a three-day art exhibition that is the largest of its kind in the nation, and brought home multiple ribbons.
Iris Gard received six blue ribbons for the following works of art: “Silent War Cry” (sculpture), “Highland Cow” (acrylic painting), “Harry Hopper” (drawing), “The State I Love” (acrylic painting), “Lucid Drawing” (drawing), and “Free Flying” (drawing).
Caroline Boyer received four blue ribbons for the following pieces: “The Ruins” (painted glass sculpture), “The Little Things” (painted glass sculpture), “Forest Dude” (painted glass sculpture), and “Ethel” (mixed-media sculpture).
Elena Campos, who recently received the People’s Choice Award at Art in the Dark, received four blue ribbons for the following works: “The Commotion of Life” (drawing), “Citrus Bliss” (acrylic painting), “Bones” (digital painting), and “Date Night” (mixed-media sculpture). Campos also received a 3D Congressional ribbon for “Date Night.”
The following artists each received one blue ribbon for their work: Hanna Haley for “Bottom of the Bottle” (photo); Yisel Mendez for “Light at the End of the Road” (photo); Madelyn Robertson for “Gnome-one Like Me” (sculpture); and Grainger Russell for “Winter Wonderland” (photo).
At the individual and group-level competitions, Gard earned first place in the Etch-A-Sketch Challenge while Campos, Boyer, and Noella Libner brought home first for the third year in a row for Mural Mania.
In addition to Art Symposium in Casper, the GHS art club participated in the Spring Art Exhibit in Shell. The following students received recognition for their artwork.
Best of Show: “Oh Honey!” Sherlyn Diaz Rios (ceramic bowl); “Winter Wonderland,” Russell (photo); “Forest Dude,” Boyer (painted glass sculpture).  Honorable mentions: “The Skies in Reach,” Mataia Henderson (photo); “Something in the Sunset,” Haley (photo); “Wyoming,” Shea Weber (felted needlework); “Pookie the Pumpkin,” Emmalynne Rice (ceramic sculpture); “Getting Some Space” Libner (watercolor); and “Night Light,” Boyer (colored pencil drawing).
The People’s Choice Award was given to Gard for her painting “The State I Love.”
Mr. Flock selected Tessa Schedler’s oil painting, “Cow Skull,” for the 2024 Principal’s Purchase Award and Ms. Wipplinger selected Angelo Aguilar’s painted paper triaxial weaving, “Sense,” as the 2024 Principal’s Purchase Award.
Mr. Fritz selected Gard’s acrylic painting “Colorful Cow” as the 2024 Superintendent’s Purchase Award.

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