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July 21, 2011
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Deb Weber, Lincoln Arts Council, 402-434-2787

Winners Announced in City Employee Art Contest

Work on display at Lincoln libraries

City Councilman Carl Eskridge will present cash and scholarship awards Friday, July 22 to the winners of the National Arts Program contest for employees of the City of Lincoln and their families. Just over 100 entries were received, and 21 artists will be recognized in a ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Candy Factory Building, 201 N. 8th Street (downstairs). No City funds were used for the contest or exhibit, and the program had no entry fee.

This is the fifth year the AmeriCorps staff of the Lincoln Arts Council has organized and participated in the National Arts Program, which sponsors art contests and exhibits for City employees and their families in about 450 communities across the country.

All artwork entered is on exhibit through July 22 at these four libraries:

The winner of the "Best in Show" award is Annie Shepherd, the daughter of Doug Shepherd who works as a mechanic in the City Police Garage. She will receive $300 for that award and another $300 for receiving first place in the intermediate. A complete list of award recipients follows this release. One youth artist and one teen artists also won scholarships for classes at the LUX Center for the Arts.

Judges for the contest were three local visual artists, Nolan Tredway, Carrie Strope and Tim Frisch.

More information on the national program is available at


(Home) house doesn't mean home, Annie Shepherd, daughter of Doug Shepherd, Police Garage
YOUTH (Age 12 and under)
First place ($75) - Temple of Heaven, Serina Kendrick, daughter of James Kendrick, Public Works and Utilities
Second place ($50) - Expressions Strongest, Haley Martin, daughter of Ralph Martin, Health
Third place ($25) - Butterfly, Margo Darnall, daughter of Mary Brock, Parks and Recreation
LUX Scholarship - Sheep, Serina Kendrick
Honorable Mention - Lotus Flowers, Clara Kendrick, daughter of James Kendrick
TEEN (Ages 13 through 18)
First place ($75) - The Wild, Sam Pinnell, son of Julie Pinnell, Library
Second place ($50) - Sweet Deposition, Natalie Jordan, daughter of Rex Jordan, Public Works and Utilities
Third place ($25) - Expressions Strongest, Sadie Lewallen, daughter of Thomas Cajka, Planning
LUX Scholarship - Tribute to Michael Jackson, Jade Mendoza, niece of Julie Fitzgerald, Health
Honorable Mention - Turtle Tower, Hunter Martin, daughter of Ralph Martin, Health
First place ($300) - Apollo and Aesop at Play 2, Davi Ann Norsworthy, wife of Matt Norsworthy, Library
Second place ($200) - Untitled, Marcy Graybill, Library
Third place ($100) - Beautiful Sunflowers, Rouda Mahjoob, Parks and Recreation AmeriCorps
Honorable Mention - The Delicate Balance of Life, Jeffrey Eggerss, Parks and Recreation AmeriCorps
First place ($300) - (Home) house doesn't mean home, Annie Shepherd
Second place ($200) - Autumn, Doris Quinn, mother in law of Edwin Kouma, Public Works and Utilities
Third place ($100) - Silence Matters, Melissa Magnuson, sister of Mollie Magnuson, Parks and Recreation AmeriCorps
Honorable Mention - Tatted Egg Tree, By Sandra Wallick, Lincoln City Libraries
First place ($300) - Growing Season, Mollie Magnuson, Parks and Recreation AmeriCorps
Second place ($200) - London 1, By Matt Norsworthy, Libraries
Third place ($100) - and then they expected miracles, Lori Armiger, sister of Tracy Graham, Police
Honorable Mention - Photo I, Glory Benacka, Libraries

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