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The Quincy Art Center has announced the winners of the 43rd Annual High School Student Art Competition.

Art professor Priya Kambli of Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., was the judge for this year’s competition. She chose the works to be featured in the exhibit and selected the winners. Cash awards were presented to twelve student artists. They include:

Best of show: $500 award to Felix Hammock of Quincy Senior High, for “Nude Beach,” acrylic.

Second place: $300 award to Brainne Shaffer of Unity High School for “Four Seasons,” paper.

Third place: $100 award to Madeline Estepp of Quincy High School for “Willow,” aluminum wire, glass beads.

Merit award: $100 awards to Abby White of Logan Private Studio for “Mapped Bird,” ink on old map; and Jordyn Hamm of Hannibal High School for “Haunted,” lino cut print.

Honorable mention: $50 awards to Andrew Koblas of Hamilton High School for “Tsuki,” pen and ink; Payton Williams of Liberty High School for “Mother Mallard,” oil; and Echo Dunton of Highland High School for “Self Portrait by Holes,” altered white paper.

Great River Water Color Society Award: $50 awards to Wyatt Watkins of Pittsfield High School for “Lakeside Aura,” markers, water, sharpie; and Zayne Gaus of Highland High School for “Self-Portrait,” gouache paint.

Quincy Artist Guild Award: $25 awards to John Quinn of Quincy Notre Dame for “Self- Portrait,” ink; Tahj Tasco of Highland High School for “Lady Bug Zentangle,” black ink; and Gage Yinger of Hamilton High School for “Paisley,” pen and ink.

The competition opened with a Teen Takeover Night and reception alongside Kambli’s Color Falls Down exhibit and an exhibit of artwork by Julie D. Nelson.

The exhibit will continue until Feb. 23 and be on view during regular gallery hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

This exhibit has been underwritten by Culver-Stockton College, Hannibal-LaGrange University, John Wood Community College, Truman State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Quincy University, the Great River Watercolor Society, Jim Mentesti, Quincy Artist Guild, United Community Credit Union, a grant from the Jim & Jil Tracy Fund through the Community Foundation, Kent and Nora Schnack, Gary and Sue Ann Winking, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Vecchie, and the Illinois Art Council.

For additional information call 217-223-5900 or visit the Art Center’s website at