City of Lincoln
2012 Media Releases
- June 28, 2012
- For More Information Contact:
- 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, June 29 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 Lincoln Arts Council (LAC), 1701 S. 17th St. The 78 participants entered 139 pieces of art, the most ever submitted for the NAP in Lincoln. No City or LPS funds were used for the contest or exhibit, and the program had no entry fee.
This is the sixth year the City has participated in the NAP, which sponsors 85 annual art contests and exhibitions in 41 states. This is the first year the contest has been open to LPS employees.
All artwork entered is on exhibit through July 27 at these four libraries:
- Bennett Martin, 136 S. 14th St.
- Gere, 2400 South 56th St.
- Eiseley, 1530 Superior St.
- Walt, 6701 South 14th St.
The winner of the "Best in Show" award is Adam Schwaninger, an art teacher at Schoo Middle School. He will receive $300 for that award. A complete list of award recipients follows this release. 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 - Jason Davis, Carlos Guerrero and Jen Landis.
More information on the NAP is available at nationalartsprogram.org.
2012 NATIONAL ARTS PROGRAM AWARD WINNERS
- BEST IN SHOW ($300) - Ben D. Fussel, Adam Schwaninger, Art Teacher at Schoo Middle School
YOUTH (age 12 and under)
- 1st Place ($75): Bust, Nikole Andersen, daughter of Adam Fagnant, Public Works and Utilities
- 2nd Place ($50): Museum, Serina Kendrick, daughter of James Kendrick, Public Works and Utilities
- 3rd Place ($25): Design Bug, Clara Kendrick, daughter of James Kendrick, Public Works and Utilities
- LUX Scholarship Award: Landscape, Elija Shane, son of Ed Kouma, Public Works and Utilities
- Honorable Mention: I Am Number 4, Erin VandeHoef, daughter of Lori VandeHoef, Librarian at Lakeview Elementary
- Honorable Mention: Gabriel Blowing a Bubble, Gabriel Bennett, son of Heather Hingst Bennett, Parks and Recreation AmeriCorps
TEEN (Ages 13 through 18)
- 1st Place ($75): Some Kind of Wilderness..., Jati Zunaibi, son of Firuz Hussin, Pioneers Park Nature Center
- 2nd Place ($50): At the Beginning..., Jati Zunaibi, son of Firuz Hussin, Pioneers Park Nature Center
- 3rd Place ($25): Prinesa de la jardin, Sean Jones, son of Melinda Jones, City Finance
- LUX Scholarship Award: Best Friends, Sadie Lewallen, daughter of Tom Cajka, City-County Planning
- 1st Place ($300): Untitled #2, Natalie Jordan, daughter of Rex Jordan, Public Works and Utilities
- 2nd Place ($200): Diango, Davida Norsworthy, wife of Matt Norsworthy, Lincoln City Libraries
- 3rd Place ($100): Elephant #3, Kimberly Shrader, Parks and Recreation AmeriCorps
- 1st Place ($300): Olympus Mons, Levi Gerlach, Parks and Recreation AmeriCorps
- 2nd Place ($200): travel (subway), Annie Shepherd, daughter of Doug Shepherd, Police Garage
- 3rd Place ($100): Untitled #1, Kristin Clabaugh, Lincoln City Libraries
- Honorable Mention: Arachnibot (Tarantulas), Paige Schuppan, wife of Tracy Schuppan, Public Works and Utilities
- 1st Place ($300): What a Wonderful World, Yvonne Meyer, Art Teacher at Lakeview Elementary
- 2nd Place ($200): Utopian Universe, Mollie Magnuson, Parks and Recreation AmeriCorps
- 3rd Place ($100): Flamingos, Kimberly Shelley, Lincoln City Libraries
- Honorable Mention: More Dum Dum Pops, Heather Hingst Bennett, Parks and Recreation AmeriCorps
- Honorable Mention: Spare Pair, Gina Egenberger, City-County Health Department