Proud parents smiled broadly as their children pointed out their contributions to the Youth Art Show at the Questa Public Library at its November 6 opening reception. Seventy-four students from Questa Junior and Senior High Schools, Alta Vista Elementary School, Roots and Wings Community School, and home schools entered this show! The Questa Public Library provided each of the younger students with fun recognition ribbons. Gift cards were given to older students who won the best-of-show, first, second, and third places.
Hats off to the talented art educators and their schools for donating the artwork. We thank you for your roles in encouraging all of our students to express their creativity through the arts: Jennifer Vialpando, Questa Junior and Senior High Schools; Maya MacDonald, Alta Vista Elementary; Sarah Newberry, Roots and Wings Charter School; and Claire Cote, local home schools.
The artistic gifts will be on display for your holiday enjoyment through December 30, 2021 at the Questa Public Library.
Alayna Carter’s acrylic Fall Painting was judged the best of show. Judges commented on its “great sense of depth, great color choices, and fun arrangement of shapes… A true winner!” Alayna is a 10-grade student at Questa Senior High School.
QHS 9th grader Alayna Leon received the first place ribbon for her acrylic painting, Ridge View. Judges commented, “This painting is creative in its view of the subject matter and the technique used to paint the leaves.”
The second place award went to QHS senior Tate Danis for an acrylic entitled October Night that was judged to be an exciting piece for its strong colors and “images [that] are simple but very effective.”
Esperanza Vallejos took home the third place ribbon for her pencil drawing, Alice in Wonderland. Of the 7th grader’s artwork, the judges noted it showed, “a good range of values from a strong black to white. Fun subject matter.”
Additional award winners receiving ribbons: 4th place: Joshlyn Medina, Cupid; 5th place: Emma McKenny, Fall Tree; 6th place: Jose Cisneros, Doggy, and honorable mention: Katie Antrim, Tree in Autumn Background.