The City of Lacombe recognized local artists in the community with their annual Arts Endowment Awards and Student Art Awards at the Encore Art Sale held over the weekend.
There were 18 local students submitted 33 art projects this year. Here’s a look at this year’s winners:
- Lucy Vessey’s ‘Peace will Connect the World’ for the Jan Holoboff Jr. High School Art Award
- Lucy Vessey's ‘Diana’ for honourable mention for the Jan Holoboff Jr. High School Art Award’s Honourable Mention
- Kayla Crooks’ ‘Remembrance’ for the Charlie Donald Memorial Senior High School Award
- Allison Grose’s ‘Introspection’ for the Charlie Donald Memorial Senior High School Award’s Honourable Mention
- Austin Demas’ ‘Meaning’ for the Dustin Peers Memorial Drawing Award
- Isabella Abma’s ‘A Cry for Help’ for the Dustin Peers Memorial Drawing Award Honorable Mention
- Kayla Crooks’ ‘Untitled’ for the Bob Creuer Memorial Mixed Media-Abstract Art Award
- Scarlett Kratz’s ‘Building Blocks’ for the Bob Creuer Memorial Mixed Media-Abstract Art Award Honourable mention
Art Endowment grants were given to five Lacombe residents for various programs. In total, 11,000 was gifted to Arts Endowment winners.
Catherine Neal Ward
Catherine Neal Ward is working to complete her first book. She will be using the money to train and become an audiobook narrator. Additionally, her book will soon be recorded as an audiobook.
Jenna Lutz was selected as a visual artist who is looking to expand her knowledge as a visual artist at the Alberta University of the Arts in Edmonton.
Milena Boyko will be attending Red Deer Polytechnic to earn a Visual Arts Diploma.
Holly Parker will be expanding her skill as a violinist at Camp de Laurentides in Quebec over the summer.
Bronwyn Reeves is attending the University of Alberta Continuing Education Visual Arts Program and looks forward to becoming a renowned local artist.