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July 10, 2013
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Deb Weber, Lincoln Arts Council, 402-434-2787

Winners Announced in City, LPS Employee Art Contest

Work to be on display at Lincoln Libraries

City Councilman Carl Eskridge will present cash and scholarship awards Friday, July 12 to the winners of the National Arts Program (NAP) contest for employees of the City of Lincoln, the Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and their families. The artists will be recognized in a ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street. The 66 participants entered 110 pieces of art. No City or LPS funds were used for the contest or exhibit, and the program had no entry fee.

This is the seventh year the City has participated in the NAP, which was established in 1982 and sponsors 82 annual art contests and exhibitions in 38 states. This is the second year the contest has been open to LPS employees. The local contest is coordinated by AmeriCorps staff at the Lincoln Arts Council.

All artwork entered is on exhibit through August 9 at Bennett Martin Public Library and these three libraries:

The winner of the "Best in Show" award is Samuel Newbold, the son of Tamra Teasley at Lincoln City Libraries. His untitled piece also won first place in the "amateur" category, and he will receive $300 for each award. One youth artist and one teen artist also won scholarships for classes at the LUX Center for the Arts.

Judges for the contest were three local visual artists - Margaret Berry, Katie Frisch and Jessica Northrup.

More information on the NAP is available at


YOUTH (age 12 and under)
Honorable Mention Awards
TEEN (Ages 13 through 18)
Honorable Mention Award
Honorable Mention Awards
Honorable Mention Awards

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