2022 Arkansas High School Art Exhibition

Join Historic Cane Hill, the University of Arkansas School of Art, students, families, and teachers to celebrate at the 4th Annual Arkansas High School Artists Competition and Exhibition on November 19! 

The winners have been announced and the art is now on display! Historic Cane Hill is sincerely honored to have these and so many other excellent pieces in exhibition.

After unveiling the winning pieces during the ceremony on November 19, we are thrilled to congratulate the following students on their achievements:

Grand Prize – Historic Cane Hill Young Artist Scholarship Award ($10,000 value): Roman Kresse, senior, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, AR, for Messaging in the Hallway, oil pastel on paper. Roman’s teacher is Jason McCann.

Jurors Award – $500: Bekah Jackson, senior, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, AR, for Hands Over Feet, mixed-material tableau/sculpture. Bekah’s teacher is Amanda Naus.

Jurors Award – $500: Gavin Justice, junior, Bentonville High School, Bentonville, AR, for Hand, ceramic sculpture. Gavin’s teacher is Christopher Wray.

Jurors Award – $250: Cooper Tidwell, senior, Farmington High School, Farmington, AR, for OUT!, acrylic on canvas. Cooper’s teacher is Katherine Nickle.

Jurors Award – $250: Chrystal Mercado, senior, Siloam Springs High School, Siloam Springs, AR, for Mushroom Teapot, clay ceramic. Chrystal’s teacher is Angie Howie.

Jurors Award – $150: Landon Barker, senior, Bentonville High School, Bentonville, AR, for I Am Eternally Free and Malinconia, diptych, photography. Landon’s teacher is Carson Rankin.

We want to thank all of the artists for entering the competition. All accepted artwork is now on display at the Historic Cane Hill Gallery, 14627 Hwy. 45, Canehill, AR, 72717. All are welcome to come visit the Arkansas High School Student Art Exhibition until January 26, 2023! Come admire the work and support all these outstanding young artists!

To book a trip to the Exhibition or for any questions regarding the competition and exhibition, please contact David Collins at david@historiccanehillar.org or visit our Gallery page!

Historic Cane Hill is located on Arkansas Highway 45, approximately 20 miles southwest of Fayetteville. From the Northwest Arkansas metro area – take I-49 to exit 62. Go west on US-62 through Farmington and Prairie Grove. Turn south on Arkansas Highway 45 (before reaching the town of Lincoln) and continue for 3.3 miles. Turn right at the Historic Cane Hill welcome sign onto the gravel road and follow the signs for parking. The reception and awards ceremony will be in the two-story brick Cane Hill College building. The exhibition opening following the ceremony will be held in the Cane Hill Gallery on State Hwy 45, a short walk or drive from the College building.