Community Christian Academy’s High School Art Department walked away with honors at Teen Spirit, the annual competition at the Yeiser Art Center in downtown Paducah.
CCA students won 1st, 2nd, and two out of three Honorable Mention Awards. In addition, CCA students won two of the three Art Scholarships for summer high school art workshops offered by two area colleges.
Eliza-Kate Carter, senior, AP Studio Art, won 1st prize for a watercolor entitled “Innocence.” She won a check for $150. Logan Browning, senior, Art 1, won 2nd prize for a white charcoal drawing called “Still Life.” He won a check for $75. He also won a $365 scholarship toward attending the Paducah Schools for the Arts Pre-College Summer Art Workshop.
Honorable mentions were won by Maddy Brown and Ellagrace Kirby, both AP Art students, for ink drawings. They received $25.00 each. Maddy’s drawing was called “St. Thomas More,” while Ellagrace’s was named “Cornerstone.”
Ben Carter, Art 1, received $200 towards a scholarship to attend the summer art workshop for high school students at Murray State University. Ben’s self-portrait and Ellagrace’s ink drawing were selected to be reproduced on a large poster at the entrance to the exhibition.
The show will be on display through December 16. They Yeiser Art Center is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To view artists drawings, please go to the Teen Spirit Awards photo album.
In addition to CCA, other participating schools included Ballard Memorial High School, Grave County High School, Livingston County High School, Massac County High School, McCracken County High School, Open Door Academy, Paducah Tilghman High School and Truitt Home School.
The 24th Annual Teen Spirit was sponsored by the Paducah School of Art and Design and Domino’s Pizza. The show was juried by Shannon Duffy, metals instructor at Paducah School of Art and Design who is also an adjunct professor for Murray State University.