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Hardenburger named American Visions nominee

Scholastic WinnersA Hutchinson High School senior is only the third student in the history of the school to become an American Visions Nominee in the annual Scholastics Art Awards competition.

Julia Hardenburger received the nomination for one of her pieces of sculpture entered into the contest. The only other nominees in HHS history were Sam Small and Corson Androwski with Androwski going on to win the award. The Visions Award is given to an up and coming artist.

In all, seven HHS students are being recognized in the show, which opens Jan. 27 and runs through March 5 at the Mark Arts Education Center in Wichita. The center was formerly known as the Wichita Center for the Arts and is located at 9112 East Central in Wichita.

Below are the students who were recognized in the competition.

  • Julia Hardenburger, Gold Key, Art Portfolio
  • Julia Hardenburger, Sculpture, Honorable Mention
  • Julia Hardenburger, Sculpture, Gold Key and American Visions Nominee
  • Julia Hardenburger, Sculpture, Gold Key
  • Julia Hardenburger, Fashion, Gold Key
  • Alexis Montoya, Photography, Silver Key
  • Siynatee McGraw, Painting, Silver Key
  • Ashlyn Foster, Photography, Honorable Mention
  • Nina Beaver, Mixed Media, Honorable Mention
  • Madalyn Siller, Sculpture, Honorable Mention
  • Cody Murray, Ceramics, Honorable Mention
  • Alexis Montoya, Sculpture, Honorable Mention

Note: Gold Key is first place; Silver Key is second place; and Honorable Mention is third place.

In all, there were 2,164 pieces submitted for the show and 570 accepted.  

The show will have an opening exhibition from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 27. The gold Key and Cash Awards Ceremony conclude the exhibition at 3 p.m. March 5.

Mark Arts is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.