Record Sales for 2019 Art Extravaganza and Award Results

The 2019 Art Extravaganza was officially a success with a record turnout and $2,032 in student artwork sales in 2 1/2 hours on Friday night ($900 more than the previous record for student sales). Students designed, set-up, and took down the show which was open from 5:30 – 8 pm. A huge thank you to judges Carlos Barboza, Hannah Lampson, and Hattie Waggenseller for taking the time to adjudicate the show. Another thank you to Juan Ibarra for providing a guitar performance during the evening and to Mrs. Payne-Tisdale of Independence Elementary School who donated pizzas to feed the set-up crew.

Tricia Saxton – Friendship Heptagon

The awards received on Friday are listed below with the student’s name, title of the artwork, and the student’s current art class(es):

Best in Show

Paige Nguyen – Self-Portrait (Art II)

Olivia Walker – Still-Life #5 (Art III)

Tricia Saxton – Friendship Heptagon (Art IV)

Merit Award

Eryon Olvera – Mask (Bird) (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Riley Westphal – Untitled (Dog Print) (Art III)

Abigail Wright – Setback/Multiplicity (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Teacher’s Choice – Mrs. Adams

Kylie Mass – Lemon Le (Art II)

Teacher’s Choice – Mr. Payne

Lindsay Loeffelholz – Myself (Art II)

AP Studio Art Students Rachel Minick and Sophia Bowie

Honorable Mention

Sophia Bowie – The Eagle (AP Studio Art)

Claire Cauthan – Candy (AP Studio Art)

Amanda Davis – Candy (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Taylor Frias – The Ideal Image (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Sophia Greenley – Hand Drawn Sketchbooks (Art II)

Alyssa Hull – Birth (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Brynan Hull – Security (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Brynan Hull – Power (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Eryon Olvera – Dr.’s Mask (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Eryon Olvera – Movement of the Spire (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Rachel Minick – The Death of Venus (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Rachel Minick – She Swing (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Kassidi Parks – Self-Worth (Art II)

Aaliyah Poindexter – Frozen Winter (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Tricia Saxton – Lighthouse (Art IV)

Olivia Walker – Mr. Chapin (Art III)

Meghan Weeks – His Majesty of the Cosmos (AP Studio Art)

Dolly West – Untitled (TV Assemblage) (Ceramics & Art II)

Abigail Wright – For the Love of My Mother (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

Abigail Wright – Nana (Art IV & AP Studio Art)

AP & Art Internship I Artwork Posted and 2019 Art Extravaganza This Friday!

After more than a year of hard work, the students in the 7th hour AP Studio Art and Art Internship I (Atelier) classes have completed their portfolios of work. The AP Studio students were required to create 24 works art with 12 of these works demonstrating a range of artistic approaches and materials (Breadth), and the other 12 works demonstrating a specific topic (Concentration). Click here then click on each student’s name to see their collection of works!

This Friday is the 6th Annual Art Extravaganza, which will be held in the YHS Rotunda from 5:30 to 8 pm. Admission is free and there will be hundreds of works on display. Be sure to drop by and check it out!

6th Annual Art Extravaganza & 6×6 On Route 66 Art Show

The 6th Annual Yukon High School Art Extravaganza will be Friday, May 17 from 5:30 to 8 pm in the YHS Rotunda. Admission is free and there will be food, drinks, and lots of art for sale!

Yukon High School students submitted paintings to the 2019 6×6 On Route 66 Art Show, which will be held on Thursday, May 16. The show is from 6 to 8 pm and tickets are $35 (artists are admitted free). Please click here to see the image of the flier for more information. Below are the paintings that were submitted to this year’s show:

Students Receive Young Talent and State Superintendent Art Awards and New Artwork

Junior Eryon Olvera and Senior Abby Wright received recognition for their work that was accepted into the 2019 Young Talent in Oklahoma Competition. Olvera received one of three Juror’s Choice Awards for her sculpture, Movement of the Spiral. Wright received one of 10 Merit Awards for her painting, Maine Man Memories. Nearly 800 works were submitted to the General entries competition, with only 164 works selected to hang in the show. Yukon High School had 10 artworks selected with pieces by Juan Ibarra, Landon Roach, Meghan Weeks, Amanda Davis, Claire Cauthan, Kylie Mass, and Alyssa Hull also exhibited.

Abby Wright stands next to her Merit Award painting, Maine Man Memories.

Abby Wright also was selected to receive the 2019 State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence. This prestigious award will be presented on on April 23, 2019 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Students in Art I completed a study of painted geometric forms and the 1st hour Art II class completed a study of negative space. Examples from each project can be found by clicking the preceding hyperlinks.

Two Students Selected for the Prestigious Oklahoma Arts Institute and New Art II Sculptures

Congratulations to Claire Cauthan and Olivia Walker who were selected to attend the 2019 Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. These students will engage in an intensive two-week workshop with John Hitchcock who is a Professor of Art and Associate Dean of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each year several hundred students from across Oklahoma apply to the Oklahoma Arts Institute, but only 20 students are accepted into the drawing program. This marks the sixth straight year students from YHS have been selected as a participant or alternate to attend OSAI.

Prior to spring break, the 1st hour Art II class completed their study of Minimalism through the creation of a wood sculpture. Click here for more information and to see examples from this project.