Work by the Thea Foundation's Visual Arts scholarship winners, high school seniors from across Arkansas, is on exhibit now through April 10. First place and a $4,000 scholarship went to Victoria Anzaldua, Lake Hamilton High School, for her painting "Intertwined." The foundation awarded $25,000 in scholarships and another $1,500 in awards to juniors.
Submissions were in all media and were to use the theme "Amazing Butterflies," based on an art piece by Thea Kay Leopoulos, in whose memory the foundation was formed.
Other winners and their scholarship amounts:
Emily Murphy, 2nd place, Jonesboro High School, $3,500; Allison Armstrong, 3rd place, $3,000, Pottsville High School; Kyndal Rose, 4th place, $2,500, Central High School; Katherine Novy, 5th place, $2,000, Morrilton High School; Rowel Tun, 6th place, $2,000, Hall High; Glenn Fiscus, 7th place, $2,000, Jacksonville High; Jordan Stubbefield, 8th place, $2,000 scholarship, Brookland High; Elise Warner, 9th place, $2,000, Sheridan High; Bree Rose, 10th place, $2,000, Lake Hamilton High.
Honorable mentions went to Woojin Ahn, North Little Rock High School; Catherine Joo, Southside High School; Vicki Jou, North Little Rock High School; Ellis Milligan, Cabot High School; Kalin Salman, Little Rock Christian Academy; and Alison Stubbs, North Little Rock High.
Thea also awarded $100 prizes to the top 10 of the 15 juniors winning mention. Work by all the students can be seen on Thea's website.