ArtPhest winners announced |

ArtPhest winners announced

Kay Vasilakis
Special to the Post Independent

The New Castle Art Guild would like to congratulate the winners of their seventh annual Artphest.

In the adult professional category, first place was won by Cynthia Thomas, and second place went to David Cook. In the advanced category, Kikuko Woodyard received first place, and second place went to Ann Lieber. In the amateur category, Alice Davenport took both first and second places. In the high school category, Myria Hoppal took first place, and second place went to Chris Simms.

In the people’s choice categories, Ricky Lively took first place. Phil Harju received first place and Kaleigh Simms second in the grade 6-8 category. In the grade 3-5 category, Jillian Mello won first place and Taylor Dement took second. Nevada Hunter took first place and Draven Carter second place in the kindergarten to grade 2 category. And in the preschool category, Gavin Carmichael took first place and James Ramsey got second place.

Two special awards were given by two different banks at the Artphest. Alpine Bank of New Castle gave the Best Up and Coming Child Artist Award to Taylor Dement. Wells Fargo of Rifle sponsored the New Castle Art Guild’s Children Award, which was given to Cesar Baca.

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