Scholastic Art Awards

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SUN photo/Randi Pierce

Pagosa Springs High School students Regina Sikes and Ray Meade recently received awards from the Scholastic Art Awards — something the school’s art teacher, Kelly Lewis, pointed out is an “incredible honor.” For the competition, the local artists submit work that is judged alongside every other high school arts program. Out of thousands of entries, Sikes received an honorable mention for her painting “Ghost Ranch,” a realistic oil painting of the famous Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Meade also won an honorable mention out of thousands of drawing submissions for his work “Be’ek’id Baa Ahoodzání (Piñon): My cultural home,” a rendered work showing the Pinon, Ariz., town sign, where Meade moved here from. Both of these works are on display digitally in the Denver Museum of Art and locally at the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library.