Works from the art competition on display at the Abraham Art Gallery

The 2022 West Texas Regional School Art Competition is now on display at the Abraham Art Gallery. The exhibit features 300 works of art by students in grades 7-12 from across the region. The gallery is located in the atrium level of the Wayland Baptist University Learning Resource Center Library in Plainview.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition was founded in 1923 to celebrate and support the imagination, insight and perspective of young people in the community. With the help of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing students who demonstrate exceptional artistic and literary talent, students and educators are encouraged in the creative process. Entries to judge this year included drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital and mixed media art, comics, fashion and ceramics. Gold Key winners will continue to be judged in New York City at the National School Art Competition, with the opportunity for students to receive further publications, scholarships, prizes in cash or honorary prizes and to participate in the national school exhibition.

An academic curator and director of art for Wayland, the Abraham Art Gallery, and the Llano Estacado Museum, Dr. Candace Keller serves as regional director for West Texas and worked with the Scholastic organization to host the art competition. art for over 20 years. The Wayland Department of Art and the Plainview Cultural Arts Council, Inc. are also regional sponsors of the event.

“The School Art Competition is a showcase for young, creative and talented artists in our region. Their expressive works express the concerns and fascinations of youth, and their artistry and amazing compositions are wonderful to behold! The time spent and the painstaking work of the students are evident, and their teachers guide and inspire them,” according to Dr. Keller. “Some of their visions are joyful and hopeful, and some are dark and edgy, but all of their works are an invitation to see reality from their individual perspective.”


The exhibition is open from January 8 to February 4. An open reception will be held in honor of the artists, their families and teachers on Saturday, January 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. with refreshments in the Atrium. Everyone is welcome. Abraham Art Gallery hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Group visits are welcome and can be scheduled by special appointment. For more information, call the gallery at 806-291-3710.

In accordance with state and local reopening guidelines, Wayland Baptist University and Abraham Art Gallery are following CDC-approved disinfection procedures to help keep our facilities clean and safe. Everyone is required to wear a mask on campus while working to maintain social distancing.

We look forward to seeing you this spring!

American Vision Award Winners

Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center: Mars Burdis

Denver City High School: Antoine Franco

Hutchinson College: Abby Barnett

Lubbock High School: Mars Burdis

Lubbock High School: Evynn Martin


Golden Key Award Winners

Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center: Mars Burdis; Makaidyn Osburn; Ethan Rincones

Coronado High School: Alana Love

Denver City High School: Antoine Franco (2); Madisyn Woosley (2)

Estacado High School: Ariana Chacon

French high school: Natalie Brumley (6); Kaitlyn Brown (4); Trinity Harding (3); Bailee McClanahan; Julia Rodriguez (3); Kevin Vega; Chloe Wall; Lucas Xi; Sylvia Blackmon; Lucas Cervantez; Haley Goodson; Kaitlyn Lamkin; Alazae Trevino; Leeana Trevino; Madison Turner; Jackson Neighborhood (2); Brianna Forbes; Holden Halsted (2); Elana Lopez; Cadence Martin; Renay Riviere; Tristin Swafford

French college: Braxton Adams

Heritage High School: Chrishaud Davis

Hutchinson College: Abby Barnett; Ellie Cude; Stacy Dzygun; Sariah Gonzales; Liesel Grubbs; Gunnar Hansen; Laura Johnson; Taylor Waden; Jamie Watts (3); Bridget Anderson; Rylee Chagoya; Briggs Hilliard (2); Madelyn Saldana; Sophie Sauceda

Kingdom Preparatory Academy: Isaiah Baier; Naomi Sell; Kendall Swafar

Lubbock Christian School: Kalynn Jiménez (2)

Lubbock-Cooper High School: Phillip Cleveland (2); Maddison Davis; Rylee Spangler; Merideth Weddle (2); Ashley Cooper; Graciella De La Cruz; Jessica Hernández; Koltyn Arledge; Jessica Diaz-Benitez; Hailee Elliott; Mia Goldston; Karen Hernández (2)

Lubbock High School: Levi Brints; Isabelle DiPaolo; Jean Paul Giemza; Evynn Martin; Evan Reed; Kate Ricker; Jaylyn Robinson (2); Sarah Sanford; Lana Trinh; Mars Burdis (2); Diana Castro; Zoe Glover (2); Elise Jackson (2); Justine Mora (3); Lily Wang (2)

Monterey High School: Jaslynn Cazares; Hayley Flores

Plainview High School: Andrea Minjares

Ralls High School: Audrey Delossantos

Southcrest Christian School: Katie Lee (3)

Talkington School for Young Women: Cristal Castorena Almaguer; Mary Dugan

Terra Vista High School: Brianna Hart; Chavun Montgomery

Silver Key Prize Winners

Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center: Harrison Crews; Alexya Johnson; Madeleine Lowe

Coronado High School: Madison Newport

Denver City High School:Gabrielle Carter

French high school:Nicole Carter; Ve’layis Mosqueda; Lily Sparks; Ashton Villarreal; Lucas Xi; Katie Zint; Sylvia Blackmon; Lucas Cervantez; Calli Flournoy; Isabelle Dorego; Infinite Lindeman; Renay Riviere; Zoe Vela; Brianna Wright

French college: Kynsey Cicatko

Heritage High School:Andrew Brunson; Preston Lowder; Vi Luu; Rhyan Mongelli

Hutchinson College: Ashtyn Burriss; Morgan Denison; Jackson Herrington; Serin Lee; Caroline Moon; Taylor Waden; Jamie Watts; Phoebe Dubose; Sariah Gonzales

Kingdom Preparatory Academy: Isaiah Baier; Kara Hawthorne; Jacob Pfannenstiel; Emma Steel

Lubbock Christian School: Kalynn Jiménez (2)

Lubbock-Cooper High School: Koltyn Arledge; Jessica Dogget (3); Jessica Hernández (3); Macy Mullins; Megan Malone; Gabriella Pinoli; Alexandria Womack; Marisol Ojeda; Makena Powell

Lubbock High School: Abriana Garcia; Zoe Glover; Lily Wang

Monterey High School: Christy Smart; Lilymay Garcia; Morgan Henson

Plainview High School: Julie-ahna Lopez; Alina Magana

Ralls High School: Nathaniel Castro; Gracie Sawyer

Southcrest Christian School: Brindley Tindall

Talkington School for Young Women: Kalei Clum; Jenny Ngygen; Miley Morales

Terra Vista High School: Sara Marquez

Honorable Mention Winners

Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center: Elijah Abston; Jayden Freeman; Sabrina Hernández; Aiden Morin; I hope Romo

Coronado High School: Sophie Albiar; Madison Newport; Ashley Huskey

Denver City High School:Gabrielle Carter; Michael Franco (2)

Estacado High School: Elizabeth Carrizales; Damion Jackson

Evans College: Kyndal Herrera

French high school:Kaitlyn Brown; Nicole Carter; Isabelle Dorego; Kade Lappe; Kaija Marquez; Bailee McClanahan; Zander Medina; Ashton Villarreal; Kaitlyn Lamkin (2); Amoriah Sepulbeda; McKenna Swierczyk; Irma Armendariz; Jazelyn Boldon; Tykeeria Jefferson; Lily Sparks; William Taylor; Tony Thompson; Ashton Villarreal

French college:Kynlee Smith; Tobie McGhee

Heritage High School: Malaya Dominguez; Cameron Chapa; Bella Groves; Sarah Locke

Hutchinson College: Gabrielle Autry-Salazar (2); Roshni Banda; Maddie Barnes; Brenli’s butts; Rylee Chayoga; Ellie Cude; Huangada Dai; Abigail De Souza; Morgan Denison (2); Emery Fox; Jaiden Grey; Ariana Harvest; Jackson Herrington; Simon Hollers; Guillaume Jakstas; Caden Johnson (2); Laura Johnson (3); Serin Lee; Calleigh Parrish; Caroline Stephens (2); Taylor Waden (2); Jamie Watts (4); Alexia Alvarado; Miles Clark; Liesel Grubbs; Briggs Hilliard; Lauren Reyes; Makaylee Rosendo

Kingdom Preparatory Academy: Isaiah Baier; Jacob Pfannenstiel; Caleb Poe (2); Emma Steel

Lockney High School: Emilie Gonzalez; Quinten Johnson

Lubbock Christian High School: Kalynn Jiménez (7); Katherine Dulin; Dax Gage; Raegan Lee; Colby Matzner; Hailey Williams

Lubbock-Cooper High School: Hailee Elliott (2); Jazmine Gomez; Rylee Spangler; Anabella Stroud; Pyrer Yardley; Nomi Salas; Ariah Delatorre; Emilee Culpepper; Haley Dickinson; Justin Merrill; Carter Warlick; Leah Bryant; FrancoFranco (3); Kristal Langwell; Isabelle Morin (2); Laura Robinson

Lubbock High School: Echo Ancell; Levi Brints; Natalia Mendez; Marie Moffitt; Anaya Castillo

Monterey High School: Sophia Bolkcom; Jaslyn Cazares; Hayley Flores; Lilymay Garcia; Riley’s Laws

Plainview High School: Addmyra Robles; Eowyn Thornhill; Paige Castaneda

Ralls High School: Matthew Carrasco; Sarai Morales; Brianna Thomas

Southcrest Christian School: Katie Lee

Sudan High School: Lindsey Lopez; Kara Pierce; Kyleigh Thomas

Girls from Talkington School: Tinsley Drake; Talitha Dalton

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