After a five-year hiatus, Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) relaunched our 22nd annual Children’s Art Contest. The contest was open to area youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. The theme for this year’s contest was Family Traditions. The contest attracted over 860 entries from 46 schools.
All winning art will debut at the main location of Philbrook Museum of Art during their Second Saturday events on February 8 from 9 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Best of Show and first through third place winners will receive cash prizes and will be recognized at a reception. Special guest JP Morrison Lans, a featured artist during “The Experience” installation at The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, will be the featured keynote speaker.
Philbrook’s Second Saturday events bring out the inner artists in each family member through a “Big Idea.” In honor of F&CS’s Children’s Art Content, Philbrook is “Celebrating Child Artists”. Visit the display of award-winning art and get inspired to make art that celebrates family and what makes each child unique.
The winning entries will be permanently displayed in Family & Children’s Services’ new location at Legacy Plaza West and in offices throughout Tulsa and surrounding communities. The Best of Show art will be featured on the cover of the February 2020 issue of TulsaKids magazine. Other winners will be included in the publication.
Presenting sponsor of the F&CS Children’s Art Contest is the Hardesty Family Foundation. Other partners include TulsaKids and Griffin Communication.
BEST OF SHOW
Illia Arapox, Jenks Northwest Elementary School
Kindergarten – FIRST GRADE
1st Place – Alexia Garcia, Northwoods Fine Arts Academy
2nd Place – Gordon Bryan, Homeschool
3rd Place – Briar Miller, Northwoods Fine Arts Academy
Itzel Armendariz, Patrick Henry
Julie Capps, Patrick Henry
Carsen Fleetwood, Northwoods Fine Arts Academy
Roxy Gonzales, Northwoods Fine Arts Academy
SECOND – THIRD GRADE
1st Place – Alyssa Xiang, Union Anderson Elementary
2nd Place – Callie Turner, St. Mary
3rd Place – Declan Buckner, Homeschool
Ryann Brown, Northwoods Fine Arts Academy
Izzy Henry, Northwoods Fine Arts Academy
Sabrina Horton, Northwoods Fine Arts Academy
Bella Huynh, Union Anderson Elementary.
FOURTH – FIFTH GRADE
1st Place – Anya McDaniel, Jenks East Intermediate
2nd Place – Karime Amaya, Lewis and Clark Elementary
3rd Place – Adrian Gonzalez, Mitchell Elementary
Jackelin Benitez González, Marshall T. Moore Elementary
Andrea Flores, Saints Peter and Paul
Jennifer Ngo, Jarman Elementary
Abbie Vogt, Lake Country Christian School
SIXTH – EIGHTH GRADE
1st Place – Emma Bowden, Lake Country Christian School
2nd Place, Wyatt Wooden, Rejoice Christian School
3rd Place, Yedid Nefesh Max, Cooper Elementary
Ava Coulter, Rejoice Christian School
Asucena Pozos, Mitchell Elementary
Sophie Roberts, Rejoice Christian School.
NINTH – TWELFTH GRADE
1st Place – CamHang Tsan, Union High School
2nd Place, Annelise Eggen-McElmurry, Riverfield Country Day School
3rd Place, Dianne Bautista, Union High School
Yasmine Enge, Union High School
Valentine Moraes, Union High School
Jennifer Nguyen, Union High School
Savanna Rogers, Union High School
Marbeth Vazquez, Union High School.
FINALISTS FROM ALL CATEGORIES
Ahtziri Varela Esparza
Simon Faba Jimenez