BHS artists take top trophies at IML Art Show

Guys Looking at Art

This annual art show is a competition between the six southwest Colorado high schools that make up our league — Alamosa, Bayfield, Centauri, Cortez, Monte Vista, and Pagosa — and each of those schools takes turns hosting the event on a rotating basis.

Approximately 600 pieces of art were displayed in the show, which was open to the public from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and awarded top artists for their entries in numerous different categories.

Artists created and were judged on three different types of painting, ceramics, mixed media, computer art, and photography, in addition to countless other artistic disciplines. 

“We were privileged to have three nationally renowned judges judging the show; Diane West of Diane West Gallery Jewelry and Art in Durango, Barbara Klemia who formerly taught art at Fort Lewis College, and Kasey Correia with Dancing Spirit in Ignacio,” said Bayfield High School art teacher Kathleen Neal.

Art Show Judges

A big day for BHS was made even more significant when Bayfield artists were chosen for three of the five top awards in addition to claiming top spots in many of the competition categories.

Ivy Hinkle's acrylic painting was chosen for Best of Show, Martina Wagman's oil painting was chosen for Judges Choice 2D Advanced, and Tauer Crotty's ceramic and metal sculpture was chosen for Judges Choice Advanced 3D art.

“Please congratulate all of the winners in this show when you see them!” Neal said.

Pointing at Art

1st Place Blue Ribbon winners

(multiple categories)

Conner Martindale

Tauer Crotty

Leslie Gonora

Cera Stolworthy

Lucy Porter

Gabriella Vierheilig

Martina Wageman

Maia Otany

Red Ribbon Winners

2nd Place Red Ribbon winners

(multiple categories)

Joseph Vierheilig

Ashlyn Talbot

Wrenalee Moore

Keelie Knip

Mia Rae

Meeghan Burrows

Martina Wageman

Gage Diamond

3rd Place White Ribbon winners

Pointing out a nice piece of art

(multiple categories)

Mckenna Noonan

Noah Anderson

Lillian Chavez

Meeghan Burrows

Emma Vaughn

Audrey Knapp

Briauna Lawten

Isadora Brubaker

Ryker Owens

Ginny Fiest

Catherine Ludwig

ceramics pieces

4th Place Green Honorable Mention Ribbon winners

(multiple categories)

Meeghan Burrows

Brylee Sampley

Payton Montgomery

Ashlyn Talbot

Kambrie Byrd

Madelyn Owen

Lincoln Williams 

Austin Wilmer

Granite Truby

Mckenna Noonan

Addison Ashby

Anna Vaughn

Mia Rae

Ivy Hinkle

Christiana Sutherlin

Ashley Schnider

Hannah Taylor

Girls look at sculpture