The 40th Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show was established by the Springville Museum of Art to honor the best high school artists in the state for their talent and creativity.
“Experiences like this helps students build self-esteem as well as how to prepare for and perform in a competition setting,” said Kathleen Nye, WSD Curriculum Supervisor.
WSD students submitted several different types of art some of which include sculptures, paintings, photography, paper sculptures, charcoal, etc. The number of pieces each school is permitted to enter is based on one to one-and-a-half percent of the school’s junior and senior class enrollment.
This year, 966 works from 93 schools were entered. Of these entries 345 were selected for display in nine galleries and exhibition areas. Among the 345 accepted for display were 31 entries from Weber School District high school students. Six of these were named award winners.
The show also includes an award category where state government representative offices are involved in selecting award winners. Four students within Weber School District were selected winners in the First Congressional District category by the office of Congressman Rob Bishop.
Hein Academy of Art Scholarships and Awards of Excellence
Jared Christopher Saunders Weber High School Graphite
First Congressional District
Jessica Marie Salas Weber High School Photography
Seth Adam Batz Two Rivers High School Paper Sculptor
Cade Brent Clark Fremont High School Ink
Jaycee Gray Weber High School Acrylic
In celebration of their accomplishments, students attended “Day at the Capitol” which included a short reception with Governor Herbert, an awards presentation with members of Utah’s State Legislature, and a presentation of award winners in the chambers of the Utah Senate.
“The group of dedicated and knowledgeable teachers in a variety of art disciplines contributes to the overall success of the arts programs within our district,” said Kathleen Nye, WSD Curriculum Supervisor.
Since 1971, the show serves to educate youth and prepare students for a competitive society. The Springville Museum of Art and sponsors have created a forum for Utah student artists to compete and display their original visual art projects.