Standout student art

Artistic submissions from local youths are on display this month at the Opal Center downtown in the first annual Crafty Mercantile/Opal Center Student Art Contest.

Local student artists ages 5 to 18 participated by creating and submitting original artwork.

Local artists Paula Goodbar, Thi Nguyen and Alex Ihnat judged a total of 58 entries.

Prizes included art supplies, gift certificates and art classes.

Judges selected winners from the following age-based categories, which included several ties:

Ages 16-18

1st — Matthias Donner

2nd — Evie Smith

3rd  — Russell Johnson

Ages 13-15

1st — Layla Hamilton

2nd — Avery Long

2nd — June Smith

3rd — Loriana Yanez Welch

3rd — Iylah Molyneaux

3rd — Ellah Cardwell

Ages 9-12

1st — Sadie Cardwell

2nd — Julian Lyon

3rd — Taylor Klarr

3rd — Owen Joslin

Ages 5-8

1st — Titus Ervin

2nd — Olem Joslin

3rd — Piper Ervin

3rd — Parker Hayes

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