Pagosa Springs High School art students win awards

Pagosa High School art students Kyle Monks, Rachel Jensen and Betsy Schur won regional recognition for their entries in the 2008 Scholastic Art Competition.

Students from all over the state of Colorado compete in this distinguished art competition which provides a chance for “Gold Key” winners to compete in a national competition.

Monks won a “Gold Key Photography Portfolio” award for his series of photographs as well as “Gold Key” awards for four of his individual photographs.

Jensen won a “Gold Key” award for her plaster sculpture, “Emerging Beauty.”

Schur received both “Silver Key” and “Honorable Mention” awards for her digital photographic images, “Scarlet Memory” and “Opacity of Preservation.”

Monks and Jensen will have their work judged for a chance to win national scholastic awards and exhibition in New York City. In addition to winning awards, Monks, Jensen and Schur will have their work displayed at the Philip J. Steele Gallery on the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design campus Jan. 9-31. Monks will have his photograph “Mug Rays” on display at the Denver International Airport Feb. 2-April 30.

Photo courtesy Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton
“Mug Rays” by Pagosa Springs High School art student Kyle Monks will be on display at Denver International Airport Feb. 2-April 30.