November 09, 2023

Talent on display at Art & Design Prodigy Awards event held at Cowley College

high school students participating in the Art and Design Prodigy Awards

Over 60 students from six high schools participated in the Art and Design Prodigy Awards held Wednesday at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City.

“We had a great turnout, with people in attendance from Arkansas City, Winfield, Belle Plaine, Oxford, Uniontown, and Minneapolis,” graphic design instructor Mark Dykes said. “The work on display was some of the best we have seen in recent years, and we are so glad these talented student artists allowed us to show their work.”

Prodigy winners:

Best of Show Senior Division

All of our senior best-of-show winners will receive a $75 Amazon gift card and a scholarship offer to Cowley College along with their award.

  • Senior Traditional 2D Media – Haley Wyckoff from Arkansas City
  • Senior 3D Media – Gabriella Lujan from Belle Plaine
  • Senior Digital – Mia Saucedo from Belle Plaine

Best of Show Junior Division

All of our junior best-of-show winners will receive a $40 Amazon gift card along with their award.

  • Junior Traditional 2D Media – Claire Peri from Arkansas City
  • Junior 3D Media – Sarah Corle from Winfield
  • Junior Digital – AJ Patterson from Belle Plaine

Painting

  • 1st – Isabella Loomis from Minneapolis for “Blood Moon” – She will also receive a scholarship offer with her award.
  • 2nd – Izzy Wild from Winfield for “Bone Fishy”
  • 3rd – James Ball from Winfield for “Artisinal Grape Juice

Digital Art and Design

  • 1st – Mia Saucedo from Belle Plaine for “Traveling Curry Leaf.” – She will also receive a scholarship offer along with her award.
  • 2nd – Noah Harper from Arkansas City for “Don’t Fear”
  • 3rd – Gabriella Lujan from Belle Plaine for “Alice in Borderland”

Drawing

  • 1st – Julian Abarca for “D-Raggin” – He will also receive a scholarship offer along with his award.
  • 2nd – Haley Wyckoff for “Hands & Feet”
  • 3rd – Ella Badley from Arkansas City for “Pulled”

2D Other (Printmaking, Mixed Media, etc)

  • 1st – Claire Peri from Arkansas City for “Claire and the Cats!”
  • 2nd – Adysin McCarley from Uniontown for “Cow Puncher”
  • 3rd – Alexis Silvey  from Winfield for “Me Too”

Ceramics/Glass

  • 1st – Izzy Wild from Winfield for “Tea for Two”. He will also receive a scholarship offer along with his award.
  • 2nd – Sarah Corle from Winfield for “Star Gazer.”
  • 3rd – Eva Navrat from Oxford for “Fish Bowl”

Sculpture

  • 1st – Gabriella Lujan from Belle Plaine for “Calico Bakery.” She will also receive a scholarship offer along with her award.
  • 2nd – Sophia Wood from Winfield from Winfield for “Baby.”
  • 3rd – Elizabeth Parsons from Belle Plaine for “Midnight.”

Portfolio

  • 1st – Gabriella Lujan from Belle Plaine. She will also receive a scholarship offer along with her award.
  • 2nd – AJ Patterson from Belle Plain.
  • 3rd – Isabella Loomis from Minneapolis.

Rama Peroo | Director of Institutional Communication
Cowley College
125 S. 2nd Street
Arkansas City, KS 67005
rama.peroo@cowley.edu