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Draw Pierce City 2011 winners are announced

Thursday, June 2, 2011

April Davis, owner of The Grotto Art Gallery in Neosho and a member of Local Color Art Gallery & Studio in Joplin, is pictured above as she judges the entries in the Draw Pierce City 2011 contest.
Winners were chosen recently from 36 entries in Draw Pierce City 2011, an annual drawing contest sponsored by the Pierce City Arts Council (PCAC).

Top drawings were selected in four categories by local artist April Davis, who was delighted with the drawings submitted. Davis is an owner of The Grotto Art Gallery in Neosho and a member of Local Color Art Gallery & Studio in Joplin.

Drawings were received from students at Central Elementary, Pierce City High School, St. Mary's Catholic School, local homeschooled students and adult artists.

"I really enjoyed the children's drawings," Davis said. "You can really see how art reflects different personalities." Davis will have a booth at PCAC's third annual Pierce City Arts Festival on June 11.
The winner in the kindergarten through third grade category was a tie between Victoria Farmer, a first grader at Central Elementary, and Kaitlyn Greenwood, a third grader at Central Elementary. Each young artist will receive a check from PCAC for $25. Logan Killman, a fifth grader at Central Elementary, will also receive a check for $25.
The winner in the seventh through 12th grade category was homeschooled Melanie Leavitt, who will receive a $50 check. Richard Kutz's drawing of the LeCompte House in Pierce City won the adult category, earning $50 and a handmade easel donated by Harley Johnson Wood Company and the Art Monument Foundation.
April Ottavian, owner of Antiques at the Bandstand and a member of PCAC, donated $100 of the prize money. The winning drawings will be on display at the Pierce City Arts Festival on Saturday, June 11 in downtown Pierce City from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Historic Pierce City started the "Draw Pierce City" contest in 2002. PCAC took over the contest in 2010. PCAC appreciates the assistance of Pierce City's art teachers in encouraging students to enter the annual contest.

For more information about the Pierce City Arts Council or the Pierce City Arts Festival, visit www.piercecityartsfestival.webs.com.

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