City of Lincoln
2014 Media Releases
- March 28, 2014
- For More Information Contact:
- Deb Weber, Lincoln Arts Council, 402-434-2787
Winners Announced in City, LPS Employee Art Contest
Work to be on display at Lincoln libraries
Cash and scholarship awards will be presented Friday, April 4 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 63 participants entered 100 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 eighth year the City has participated in the NAP, which was established in 1982 and sponsors 82 annual art contests and exhibitions in 38 states. The local contest is coordinated by AmeriCorps staff at the Lincoln Arts Council.
All artwork entered is on exhibit through April 4 through 30 at Bennett Martin Public Library and these three libraries:
- Gere Branch Library, 2400 South 56th St.
- Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St.
- Walt Branch Library, 6701 South 14th St.
The winner of the "Best in Show" award of $300 is "Fairy Tale Castle" by Charon Becker, the wife of Zachary Becker, Public Works and Utilities Department. Two youth artists also won scholarships for classes at the LUX Center for the Arts.
Judges for the contest were Susan Stark-Johnson, Shelley Stoltenberg and Richard Terrell.
More information on the NAP is available at www.nationalartsprogram.org.
2014 National Arts Program Award Winners
Best in Show ($300)
- Fairy Tale Castle, Charon Becker, wife of Zachary Becker, Public Works and Utilities
Youth (age 12 and under)
- 1st Place ($75): We Come from Mars, Serina Kendrick, daughter of James Kendrick, Public Works and Utilities
- 2nd Place ($50): Elephant's Picnic, Clara Kendrick, daughter of James Kendrick
- 3rd Place ($25): Twins, Hailey Brundage, relative of Jane Tillman, Finance
- Honorable Mention: Best Friends, Nusrat Amin, daughter of Nahrin Amin, Lincoln City Libraries
- LUX Scholarship Awards: Serina and Clara Kendrick
Teen (Ages 13 through 18)
- 1st Place ($75): Reclining Woman, Roxanna Piersol, daughter of Victoria Piersol, Aging Partners
- 2nd Place ($50): Double Vision, Ashley Baker, daughter of James Baker, LPS
- 3rd Place ($25): Harley Quinn, Luci Packard, daughter of Wyatt Packard, Lincoln City Libraries
- Honorable Mention: Rain Drops, Morgan Cuttlers, daughter of Pamela Cuttlers, Lincoln City Libraries
- 1st Place ($300): Borghese, Mark Lago, LPS
- 2nd Place ($200): Daily Bread, Pamela Cuttlers, Lincoln City Libraries
- 3rd Place ($100): Home Bound, Michael Ulrich, LPS
- Honorable Mention - Yakcheonsa Temple, Jeju, Kathryn Kelley, Lincoln City Libraries
- 1st Place ($300): It's a Spiritual Thing, Nicole Shulde, Law
- 2nd Place ($200): Iris Spring, Barbara Baier, Finance
- 3rd Place ($100): Reflection, Lin Quenzer, Mayor's Office
- 1st Place ($300): Wedding, Garden of the Gods, Summer 2012, Matthew Norsworthy, Lincoln City Libraries
- 2nd Place ($200): Wonder, Yvonne Meyer, LPS
- 3rd Place ($100): Girl in Bed, Nina Colgan, sister-in-law of Willa Tharnish, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
- Honorable Mention Award: Bloom, Yvonne Meyer, LPS