Artists’ Guild selects students’ work

The St. Louis Artists Guild recently accepted the work of nine talented Oakville Senior High School art students for display in its Young Artists Showcase, including senior Rachel Hunts piece titled The Marionette, which won a \$100 prize.

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild recently accepted the work of nine talented Oakville Senior High School art students for display in its Young Artists’ Showcase, including senior Rachel Hunt’s piece titled ‘The Marionette,’ which won a \$100 prize.

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild recently accepted the work of nine talented Oakville Senior High School art students for display in its Young Artists’ Showcase.

The artwork will be featured in the Artists’ Guild’s gallery in Clayton through Friday.

“We are very proud of our Oakville art students who are well-represented in this juried art exhibit of work by the best young artists within a 150-mile radius of St. Louis. Oakville art students who have been to see the exhibit in Clayton are also impressed with their peers’ artwork,” Joan Larson, Oakville High photography instructor, stated in a district news release.

To be selected, the Oakville students competed in a juried competition against high school and college students ranging in age from 15 to 19.

After reviewing the students’ work selected for display in the Young Artists’ Showcase, the Artists’ Guild also awards prizes for selected pieces of art.

Oakville senior Rachel Hunt was awarded a $100 prize for her digitally combined photograph titled “The Marionette.” Hunt created the piece in her Honors Photography 2 class by using Adobe Photoshop to combine several different photos.

“Rachel is very creative and came up with a great concept, following through with fine technical skills,” Larson stated.

Oakville students who earned honors participate in the following classes:

• Advanced Placement Art taught by Brian Crawford — “Industrial Time” by Melissa Heskett, “Green Envy” by Emily Stockwood, “Ultimate Control” by Lauren Marx and “Nature’s Daughter” by Mikkah Kennedy.

• Ceramics 1 taught by Mark Huckabee — ceramic box made by Mary Wibbenmeyer.

• Photography 1 taught by Larson — “Stop at the Cleaners” by Sean Chambliss, “Grounded” by Jake Simorka and “Fall Stairs” by Hannah Cook.

Honors Photography 2, taught by Larson — “The Marionette” by Hunt and “Pen-guin Dreams” by Stockwood.