The 51st "Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition," the annual show of art by students from kindergarten through 12th grade, opened today at the Arkansas Arts Center.
There were awards for Best of Class and two honorable mentions for each grade; Victoria West's painting above was judged Best of Class for all seniors. Victoria is a student at Lakeside High School, located in one of Arkansas's art hotbeds, Hot Springs.
I refer you to the quote posted earlier on Eye Candy: "Picasso said that he spent his childhood trying to make art like an adult and then spent his adult life trying to learn to make art like a child once again."
Here's a list of statewide winners. The show runs through May 27.