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Celebrating Young Talent: Kiara Levesque Wins People's Choice Award at 13th Annual High School Juried Art Show

We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the People’s Choice award sponsored by the Kyla Art Group at this year’s High School Juried Art Show is Kiara Levesque, a Grade 10 student from Carlton Comprehensive High School. Her captivating watercolour piece, titled "Kokomi," has captured the hearts and votes of the public, earning her this prestigious recognition.

Kiara, who serves as an Art Assistant at Christina’s Art School, has demonstrated remarkable talent and dedication to her craft. Her winning piece showcases not only her technical skill but also her unique artistic vision. "Kokomi" stands out with its vibrant colours and intricate details, reflecting the depth of Kiara’s creativity and passion for art.

The High School Juried Art Show saw an impressive array of over 60 submissions this year, spanning various mediums including photography, welding, oil, pastel, and clay. The diversity and quality of the artworks displayed highlight the immense talent present in our young artists. Each piece was a testament to the hard work and artistic growth of the students, making this year’s show a truly inspiring event.

We are excited to witness how these budding artists will continue to evolve in their artistic journeys. The dedication and skill displayed in this year’s submissions give us great hope for the future of art in our community.

We would like to recognize all of our High School Juried Art Show winners and sponsors for a fabulous exhibition:

  1. Best in Show: Margarita Tymenko for Jesus our Friend sponsored by Sandra's Framing and Art Gallery

  2. Artistic Innovation Award: Owen Willie for Cowpoke sponsored by Prince Albert Council for the Arts

  3. Award for Creative Exploration in Any Medium: Zyrah Macatuno for Sunscreen sponsored by Lemon Yellow Art Studio

  4. Emerging Artist Award: Siobhan Mckinney for Farm House sponsored by Down to Earth Creative Consulting and Facilitation

  5. Creative Clay Award: Adrianiel Tagaro for Mother Ignacia sponsored by Prince Albert Arts Board

  6. Juror's Choice: Alex Mcleod for Alter Ego sponsored by Mann Art Gallery

  7. Artistic Achievement Award: Isabella Peters for Styles sponsored by Mann Art Gallery

  8. Barb Lacey Memorial Award: Kain Torgersen for Deathnote and Emily Hrynuik for Buffalo Runner sponsored by the Lacey Family

  9. Photography Award: Naviah Johnson for Windows to the Soul sponsored by Northern Image Photographers

As we celebrate the achievements of this year’s participants, we eagerly look forward to the 14th Annual High School Juried Art Show. The continued support and enthusiasm from our community play a crucial role in nurturing these young talents. We encourage all aspiring artists to keep honing their skills and to start preparing their masterpieces for next year’s competition.

Congratulations once again to Kiara Levesque for her outstanding achievement with "Kokomi." We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her and all the talented artists who participated in this year’s show.

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