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Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Contest

This year, more than 2,000 artworks were submitted by teens across Eastern Kansas in the Scholastic Art contest. From those entries, 611 creative teens from Eastern Kansas received regional honors, including Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, and American Visions & Voices nominations, from local Scholastic Awards Affiliate Mark Arts. Award recipients’ work was recognized by a panel of creative professionals as the most outstanding work submitted among thier peers.

Royal Valley HS senior Hannah Bechtel had two of her creations recognized by Scholastic. She received a Silver Key for "i don't remember her face" Painting (Pictured on the right). She also was awarded

Honorable Mention for her Thermal Digital Art (Pictured on the left).

Scholastic will recognize these artists with a show at Mark Arts in Wichita. The opening reception event is on February 9 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Artists' friends, family and teachers are invited to Mark Arts to view the incredible talent on display and celebrate the arts with students from across the state. Guests will enjoy live music by Wichita Public Schools musicians and photo ops. Artists are encouraged to pick up their Scholastic Certificates and Pins at the event.

SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBITION: The Eastern Kansas Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition will be on view at Mark Arts in Wichita, KS at 1307 N. Rock Road from February 9 through March 23. Galleries are open to the public 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Only American Vision nominees, Gold Key and Silver Key Award recipients will be on view at Mark Arts. Honorable Mentions will not be on view in the exhibition due to space limitations.

Congratulations, Hannah!