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June 28, 2012
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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, 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:

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


YOUTH (age 12 and under)
TEEN (Ages 13 through 18)

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