Celebrate the West: Winners announced in 2021 high school art competition

The Western Governors’ Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Celebrate the West regional art competition, which challenged high school students to create two-dimensional artwork inspired by their state.

Nearly 400 works of art from the 19 WGA member states, as well as Guam, were entered in the competition sponsored by the Western Governors’ Foundation.

Isabella Tarantino from New Mexico won First Place for Beauty Draped in Gold and Crimson.

Shaw Y. Hu from Arizona won Second Place for Be Beautiful and Stay Strong!

Alain Soltys-Gray from Alaska won Third Place for Sunset at the Glacier.

You can hear the winners discuss their works in an Out West podcast episode, or view a slideshow of all winning works and see the complete list of winners at the Celebrate the West 2021 page. (Watch a video slideshow below, too.)

And you can also learn about Dr. Ron Canos, the second recipient of the Western Governors’ Foundation Chairman’s Award for Outstanding High School Art Teacher. Read more.

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