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Hemingway-Pfeiffer Student Art Exhibition Recognizes Winners


PIGGOTT, Ark. – Winners of the 12th Annual Hemingway-Pfeiffer Student Art Exhibition were announced Saturday, Jan. 18, at a reception at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum in Piggott.

The annual juried art competition invites students within a 50-mile radius of Piggott to submit art for exhibition at the museum. This year, 67 works were submitted by eight school districts in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri. Prizes for the competition were provided by the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center.

Student art was exhibited in Piggott from Jan. 7-17, with a reception for the artists on Jan. 18. For the next two weeks, the exhibition will be on the third floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library on the Arkansas State University campus. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The first-place winner was Friend Maker by Ashley James, a senior at Corning High School. The second-place winner was Grandmother’s Tea Set by Gail Quinn, a sophomore at Corning High School. The third-place winner was Scorched Earth by Kristen Reynolds, a sophomore at Neelyville High School.

Those receiving honorable mention awards include Brianna Phillips and Omar Gomez of Poplar Bluff High School; Sarah Oppenheim and Cassidy Brewer of Bay High School; Jerica Tate of Piggott High School; Arville March of Corning High School; and Makayla Aine and Meghan Heath of Doniphan High School.

HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site located at 1021 W. Cherry Street, Piggott, Arkansas. Tours are on the hour Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Winner Ashley James
Ashley James, Corning High School