The winners of Webster Community Library and Syracuse Public Library’s second annual Teen Art Contest were announced during the open house. Pictured from left are Julia Stover, grades eighth through nineth, third place; Allie Stahly, grades eighth through nineth, first place; Arabella Kitson, grades sixth through seventh, second place; and Evelyn Oest, grades sixth through seventh, first place. Not pictured are Elynna Weaver, sixth through seventh, third; Elizabeth Iden, eighth through nineth, second; Annabelle Davis, 10th-12th, first; Grant Krull, 10th-12th, second; and Margot Sprankle, 10th-12th, third. (Photo by Sarah Wright)
North Webster Community Public Library and Syracuse Public Library hosted their second annual Teen Art Contest Open House on the evening of Friday, Jan. 26, recognizing the talents of 20 participating teen artists.
During the event, 106 visitors browsed artwork at the North Webster library while listening to SPL’s Rebekah Sceniak play violin and enjoying snacks provided by both North Webster’s and Syracuse’s Friends of the Library. Eleven volunteer judges, who are all local artists, reviewed each art piece and artist statement before casting their ballots to select winners in each of the three age brackets.
Winners in grades sixth through seventh were Evelyn Oest, first; Arabella Kitson, second; and Elynna Weaver, third. In the grades eighth through nineth category, winners were Allie Stahly, first; Elizabeth Iden, second; and Julia Stover, third. For grades 10th-12th, winners were Annabelle Davis, first; Grant Krull, second; and Margot Sprankle, third. The People's Choice winner was Grant Krull with his Weldedhead Whopper sculpture. Winners received gift cards of varying increments, with first place each getting $100 gift cards.
The second annual Teen Art Contest was sponsored by the North Webster Friends of the Library and Syracuse Friends of the Library and organized by Hanna Kunkel, NWCPL young adult librarian, and Michelle Parker, SPL assistant director.
Art pieces will be displayed at North Webster Community Public Library from Jan. 27 through Feb. 10 and at the Syracuse Public Library from Feb. 12-24. All participants can pick up their art starting Feb. 26 at the library they marked as their “home library” on the entry form.
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