Women's Club art show winners

Papillion-La Vista students were chosen as winners for their artwork for the Nebraska Federation of Women's Clubs District II held on March 28. The students are front row from left: Bailey Cozad, Hailey Rider and Reese Ellinwood; second row from left: Claire DeCoster, Jackson Rathfon and Anna D'Avino; third row from left: Hailey Uline, Gail Shumway. Kinlee Wright and Gabbie Estep; back row from left: Jooeun Song, Ryan Smales, Jase Hueser and Rachel Buckwalter.

The Nebraska Federation of Women’s Club District II Art Show was held March 28 in the Papillion-La Vista South High School cafeteria.

More than 100 people came to view the various art projects.

The exhibit was divided in two main categories: a student section and a club member section.

Club members from Papillion Junior Woman’s Club, Horizon’s Club, Papillion Woman’s Club and Bellevue Woman’s Club entered works in the crafts and photography divisions.

First place winners in the craft division were Kathy Huggins for quilts, Renee Black for counted cross stitch, Claudia Vieman for home accessories, Joni Minor for machine quilting, Carolyn Lowrance for crochet, Jane Dreyfus for miniatures and Jane Dreyfus for jewelry.

Best of Show was awarded to Kathy Huggins for her quilted Christmas tree skirt.

Winners in the club photography contest were: scenic, Jane Swartz first place and best of show; living things, Jan Jones first place; and still life, Jane Swartz first place.

First place winners will go on to the NFWC state competition held on April 16-18 at the Civic Center in Seward, Neb.

The student division had entries from elementary, middle school and high school.

In the elementary division, first place winners were Piper Dougherty, kindergarten; Hailey Rider, first grade; Bailey Cozad, second grade; Reese Ellinwood, third grade; Anna D’Avino, fourth grade; Jackson Rathfon, fifth grade; Sara Vorhees, fifth grade 3D; Jakob Mclain, sixth grade; and Julia Vanderloo, sixth grade 3D.

In the secondary division, awards were given by grade and by art medium.

For the middle school division these were the students whose art work was sent to the state competition: Kinlee Wright, seventh grade pottery; Taylor Erickson, eighth grade pottery; Kira Berg, eighth grade drawing; Gabbie Estep, eighth grade painting; and Haley Ohle, eighth grade collage.

The high school division had many more art medium and more winners.

Those students winning first place honors were Lucy Kitta, ninth grade printmaking; Wilamina Heifner, 10th grade acrylic painting; Tara Bernard-Santos, 10th grade cardboard sculpture; Jooeun Song, 10th grade mixed media; Alexis Wagstaff, 10th grade pottery; Gail Shumway, 11th grade water color; Ryan Smales, 11th grade, graphite; Gail Shumway, 11th grade tempera paint; Isaac Kimble, 11th grade chalk drawing; Autumn Wood, 11th grade mixed media sculpture; Bernadette Harnisch 11th grade pottery; Rachel Buckwalter, 12th grade pen & ink; Hailey Uline, 12th grade acrylic painting; Jase Hueser, 12th grade accordion book; and Larel Meissner 12th grade pottery.

The high school also had a photography division. Winning first place was Claire DeCoster for her photograph entitled “Living Delicacy.”

The art, photography and crafts will be on display at the Seward Civic Center in Seward, Neb., from April 1-17.

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