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Students honored at Intermountain League Art Show

By Clint Shaw
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Clint Shaw Advanced art students travel to the Intermountain League Art Show on April 24 in La Jara. Back row, left to right: Zak Brown, Kelsey Tompkins, Sara Sloan, Lorenzo Quezada and Leroy Black. Front row: Devon Jurcak, Alex Willeford, Teeka Murphy, Omar Ruiz, Trysten Iverson and Jesse Richardson.

Photo courtesy Clint Shaw
Advanced art students travel to the Intermountain League Art Show on April 24 in La Jara. Back row, left to right: Zak Brown, Kelsey Tompkins, Sara Sloan, Lorenzo Quezada and Leroy Black. Front row: Devon Jurcak, Alex Willeford, Teeka Murphy, Omar Ruiz, Trysten Iverson and Jesse Richardson.

On April 24, Pagosa Springs High School entered 70 works of art into the annual Intermountain League Art Show at Centauri High School in La Jara. Under the tutelage of their high school art teachers, students displayed their best art pieces of the school year in this judged competition.

The contest included five high schools: Pagosa Springs, Bayfield, Alamosa, Monte Vista and Centauri. The competition was stiff, but PSHS students proved their talent in several categories, specifically in the areas of drawing and painting. They acquired 39 ribbons overall, including the people’s choice award.

Following is a list of students who earned awards at the IML art show:

People’s choice 2D: “Spirit of Moon,” Trysten Iverson.

Pottery (hand-built)/advanced: third place, Ben Miller, “World’s Best Mug.”

Mixed media/advanced: first place, Omar Ruiz, “A Second Glance;” second place, Paige Lloyd, “Lost in Deception;” third place, Chase Patane, Vans shoe design “Local Flavor;” and honorable mention, Maria Campuzano, Vans Shoe Design “Music.”

Photo realism, copies from published photographs, or done with mechanical aids/beginner: first place, Taylor Lee-Hammer, “The Eyes of the Beholder;” second place, Kelsey Tompkins, “Pan is not on Fire;” third place, Tyler Greenly, “Bright Eyes.”

Photo realism copies from published photographs, or done with mechanical aids/advanced: first place, Katreena Yeneza, “Twiggy;” second place, Yeneza “Story Told in Silence;” third place, Patane, “Tecca Nina;” and honorable mention, Greenly, “Menacing Grace.”

Pottery (hand-built)/advanced: third place, Jacqueline Hampton.

Sculpture/advanced: first place, Sara Sloan, “The Cycle.”

Mixed media/beginner: second place, Kelsey Tompkins, “Self Influence.”

Drawing monochromatic, pencil, charcoal, conte pencil/advanced: first place, Angette Pastuszek, “Deuce;” and honorable mention, Trisha Flihan, “What Lies Between.”

Drawing color, colored pencil, pastel, oil pastel/advanced: second place, James Pongsalee, “My Friend.”

Drawing ink, markers, pen and ink/beginner: second place, Tyler Cowan, “Football n’ Chaos;” third place, BaiLee Gallegos.

Drawing ink, markers, pen and ink/advanced: first place, Teeka Murphy, “One Light;” and honorable mention, Trysten Iverson, “Let it Go.”

Watermedia advanced (acrylic): first place, Ruiz, “Wake Me Up;” second place, Murphy; third place, Ben Miller, “Blue Moon Dude;” third place, Ruiz, “The Girl of a Thousand Colors;” honorable mention, Connor Burkesmith, “Symbolism;” honorable mention, Murphy, “Define Me;” and honorable mention, Ruiz, “The Gentle Royals.”

Drawing monochromatic, pencil, charcoal, conte pencil/beginner: first place, Michael Thorne, “Soul Gazer.”

Colored drawing two/advanced: first place, Ben Miller, “David;” second place, Pastuszek, “Pea Fox;” second place, Liam O’Brien; third place, Burkesmith, “Longing;” and honorable mention Savannah Wellman, “Transformation.”

Colored drawing two/beginner: second place, Tyler Harbor, “What Ties US Together;” and honorable mention, Tompkins, “Roar.”

Clint Shaw, the art teacher at PSHS, is extremely proud of his students for all of their hard work and dedication.

This story was posted on May 8, 2014.