Cloud County To Host Annual High School Art Show

Cloud County Community College’s annual high school Art Show will be Friday, April 7, in Arley Bryant Gymnasium on the Concordia campus.

Students from area high schools will have various pieces of artwork on display in the gymnasium. The public is welcome, free of charge, to view the pieces from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public will also have the opportunity to vote for the Viewer’s Choice award.

Throughout the morning, students will participate in breakout sessions that will include a sidewalk chalk competition, digital photography, ceramics, logos and graphic design, collage painting, and wheat weaving. Workshop instructors will be Todd Leif, Kathy Schmitz, Cody Schmitz, Ryan Boyer, and Dianne Gardner.

During the art show, categories that will be judged include painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, digital and traditional photography, ceramics, mixed media, sculpture, textiles, and the sidewalk chalk art. A new event this year will be a high school video and yearbook competition. In addition to the Viewer’s Choice award, trophies will be awarded for first, second and third places, as well as a Best in Show piece.

Judges for the art show will be art professors from area colleges: Lori Wright, Kansas Wesleyan; Michaela Groeblacher, McPherson College; and Allen Craven, Fort Hays State University.

Winners of all competitions will be announced in Cook Theatre beginning at 1:00.

Schools invited to participate in the art show are Chase, Solomon, Blue Valley, USD 223 (Barnes, Hanover and Linn), Clay County, Rock Hills, North Ottawa, Concordia, Salina Public, Herington, Vermillion, Marysville, Republic County, Twin Valley, Southern Cloud, Pike Valley, Ellis, Southeast of Saline, Beloit, and Washington County.

For more information about the art show, contact Brian White at or at 1-800-729-5101, ext. 326.